Laura’s Fall Tour Blog Update No. 3

A smaller-than-usual but very participatory crowd in Chicago last night. They get the award so far for “Best Crowd Participation on ‘Life is Good Blues’ and ‘July Flame.'” Chicago is the place to beat! 

Tim has been eating some weird-ass sandwiches: #1. peanut butter, jelly and tortilla chips; #2. peanut butter, ham and cashews (!); #3. peanut butter, oranges, prunes, cheerios, wine-infused chicken (!!!). What’s next? 

Yesterday in Chicago: a walk along the lake with Aunt Barbara, bibimbap at a Korean place down the street, a short guitar lesson from Tim (triad inversions interrupted by waking baby), laundry and two naps. Cleveland bound now… only four more shows to go but many, many miles to cover. We are tired but spirits are still high. Go team!

  • Gregg Stovicek

    September 28, 2010 at 8:56 pm

    Laura, I’m the guy who asked the song in Cleveland about Nikolai Tesla, which ended up being creepier than I intended; I didn’t know you’d grown up in Colorado Springs, I had just happened to have been reading a Tesla biography when I was listening to your album and I though the line about sending messages to Mars sounded like Tesla. So, officially not a creeper who checks up on where you grew up. I probably should have said that to you in person, but a) I have a curfew (I know, weird, I’m 26 and I have a curfew, but I’m a seminarian for the Diocese of Cleveland, so I have to play by their rules), and b) nothing says “I’m a creeper” like saying “Really, I promise you, I’m not a creeper” in a dimly lit barroom in Cleveland. Thirdly, you all played an absolutely awesome show, I’m just sorry more people didn’t show up (I brought 4 people, so I did my part) and totally bummed we didn’t beat Chicago. It seems like the Mistake on the Lake is always coming up just short. Hope the rest of your tour is great and I can’t wait to see you again when you’re back on the road. Peace!

  • Todd S.

    September 29, 2010 at 7:56 am

    Tim, try banana and mayo! A Southern classic!

  • Andrew

    October 2, 2010 at 1:09 pm

    We may have been small, but we loved every minute of the Chicago show. Tim is a great addition, and I loved the sound of the three of you together. Looking forward to you coming back through this way again.

  • V.

    October 4, 2010 at 6:54 am

    Simply beautiful!

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