Hi everyone, sorry I’ve been out of the loop. I’ve been busy rehearsing the band for my new show and getting ready to go out on tour. We’ll kick things off with a performance at Rockwood Music Hall, tuesday July 12th, from 9-9:45 pm. I’ll be posting regular updates from now on.
I’ve also started another project in the east village, opening up a boutique custom furniture and home things store called “Homestead”.As some of you know, I grew up traveling with my family most of the time, and never really felt rooted anywhere. The store is my way to make a statement and do something else that I love, working with antique, reclaimed wood, and interior decorating. I guess it makes sense that I’m obsessed with houses since I’ve lived in so many of them through the years. My partner in crime in this is Daria Shaw, the ceramics artist. And yes, we’re doing everything ourselves. From designing and constructing the space, to the storefront, to the building of the furniture. I can’t tell you how many times in a day we hear, “Are you doing this yourself?” Yes, yes and yes. It’s quite fun.
I’ve also started a duo with the very talented singer/songwriter Ashley Selett. (www.facebook.com/selett)
We’ve been writing together for the past few months, and the songs sound quite pretty if I may say so. I’ll post a song or two on my facebook page and or twitter account soon.
In the meantime, I miss you all and hope to see you in July. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to say hello.
After a day of photoshoots and a video shoot, (I’ll upload some of the pics and the video later), my best friend Lesley and I just wanted to drive out to the Hamptons for the weekend. I drove out to Queens with my assistant Tatianny to wait for Lesley because she wanted to go to her place to pack and whatnot. Once in Queens I decided to meet my friend Carrie at a new beer garden that opened up. It was really cute (I didn’t drink of course, cuz I was driving, but it was cute nonetheless). Tatianny left to go to Pop Burger with her sister and her friends who were visiting from college, so Carrie and I went to Borolo to meet up with a friend of mine; Azhar who was celebrating his birthday there. After wishing him happy birthday and saying hi to everyone, we drove to Lesley’s house. Once there, we decided that we weren’t really ready to head out yet, so we stayed in chatting and just chilling. Tatianny and her crew then showed up at the house to hang out. After we were all there, I called an old friend of mine Tim Sharp who I haven’t seen in a good long time. He was hosting a party at this place called CV Lounge by the Rivington Hotel. We HAD to go. It was a cool party. Carrie, Tatianny, Lesley and I ended up going next door to the Hotel Rivington where there was a great vibe going on. It was soooo good to see Tim. Tim is going to help out with putting a major show together here in NYC for me. Stay tuned and I’ll keep you posted. Lesley and I finally managed to drive out at 4am. It was a nice relaxing drive with no traffic to speak of. Just the way I like it. On the drive, the sky lightened and turned from night to day, it was beautiful. We got to the house and went to sleep around 6am. xoxoxoxoxoxoxo
out and about
The past two days have been very productive, from a business perspective. I’m excited because I have an under radar secret till the last minute show/party coming up in manhattan. I’ll keep you updated. Check this space for updates. You guys rock.