Saturday June 11

"There is a wisdom that is woe; but there is a woe that is madness." -Herman Melville, Moby-Dick

As we drove over the overpass into the airport this morning, there was a man crouched behind a highway sign on the wrong side of the guardrail and a police officer about twelve feet from him, his cruiser blocking one lane, lights flashing. They were having, to say the least, an intense conversation. We had driven under the man and hadn't seen him. The conversation in our car would never return to wherever it had been seconds before. I'm still not sure what happened and I can't find any news about it.

All I know is when I spilled an entire can of tomato juice into my crotch thirty minutes into our first flight, it was no big deal. I laughed out loud. A towel and two cans of seltzer water later, I sat back down looking and feeling like I'd pissed my pants. I still smell a little like soup. I don't remember any of the small, or not so small, discomforts of the transatlantic flight. I'm a little tired. Whatever. I'm alive in a farmhouse in Staffordshire.

I hope that guy is okay. I hope you're okay, wherever you are. If you're not okay, hang on. It gets better. Here's a song of hope from a couple of jet-lagged cowboys a long way from home with laundry to do.

If you're in the UK too, you can see us live:

JUN 12 MON
Hive Shrewsbury
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom

JUN 13 TUE
Kitchen Garden
Birmingham, United Kingdom

JUN 14 WED
The Biddulph Arms
Stoke-On-Trent, United Kingdom

JUN 15 THU
The Place Theatre
Bedford, United Kingdom

JUN 16 FRI
Festival Hall, Market Rasen
Market Rasen, United Kingdom

JUN 17 SAT
The Bank Eye
Eye, United Kingdom

JUN 19 MON
The Musician Pub
Leicester, United Kingdom

JUN 20 TUE
The Golden Lion
Bristol, United Kingdom

JUN 21 WED
Green Note
London, United Kingdom

JUN 23 FRI
The Live Room at Saltaire
Shipley, United Kingdom

Your fan,

JByrd

 

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