Jack feels the effect of Mercury in Retrograde

I’m starting to believe in the power of Mercury in Retrograde…  I feel like every bit of communication and scheduling has gone haywire and all of my plans have been thrown up like confetti.   I have a vision though, and I’m sticking to it.  I read something written by Molly Hall:

“July 15th to August 8th, 2012 Mercury in Leo (retrograde) remind us what we truly love. This respite cycles you back to your own unique story. It’s time to journal, and reflect on your ambitions, how you shine, and what you long to create.

Some serendipity happens that puts you in the spotlight. You reconfirm your talent for leading and encouraging others. You help someone see their own uniqueness. Children, or another kind of pride and joy — like your artistic creation — becomes a preoccupation. This could be time to revive a creative idea, give yourself a pep talk, and make plans to bring it to fruition.”

My obsession this month is to create a music video.  And of COURSE I am planning, creating and filming during this illustrious period called Mercury in Retrograde.  Thank you Molly for putting a positive spin on what has been a continuous slap in the face for the past few weeks for me.  Chin up, best foot forward, I walk/rock on….  🙂

Some cool things to put on your calendar for Fall:  9/4 I’m opening for John Hiatt, and 9/22 is the rescheduled date for the show I was supposed to have tomorrow….but someone decided to get married on my stage and have their reception in the audience.  How convenient.  It only means that I was meant to put on  a BETTER show on 9/22, right?

Thanks for checking in.

xo pnut

In between getting my wallet stolen, getting it back, nursing Perry through some unidentifiable blistering virus, collecting plastics for Jose (see below) and drinking a bottle of port, I booked a couple of shows.  Here ya go:

Thursday July 19th opening for Rita Wilson @ The Coach House.  Discount tickets available through me, only $15.   Special stripped down, acoustic performance with Luis Maldonado on guitar and Tina Trevino on percussion.

Saturday July 28th at Newport Dunes ~ full band show, two sets! FREE

Click on “Tour Dates” for more info about these shows.

So WHY are you collecting plastics for Jose, you ask… I am sleep deprived and sipping my port, so rather than retype and rethink, here are the Facebook posts that explain everything.

To the girl who stole my wallet on Franklin & Hillhurst: I surely hope that the domino effect of actions about to take place is all part of a Great Plan and that someone will learn something positive and use that energy to benefit mankind. If not, please enjoy some jail time and know that you robbed my children of a trip to the park, my kitten of his booster shots, my husband of my sweet disposition and me of my sanity, not to mention my merch money from last weekend’s show.

About to go to bed ~ and my faith in humanity has been restored. Pedro the Great returned what was left of my wallet (my identity in tact) and I gave this stranger the biggest hug of the year (plus some cash), with a side of tears. I then paid it forward by promising Jose, who was dumpster diving for recyclables in my carport this afternoon, that I would leave him bags of the treasures completely organized next Tuesday at 3 pm. G’night & Sweet Dreams.

Hope your summer is splendid.  Happy 4th & hope to see you at a show soon.

Cindy Alexander aka pnut