Wow, it feels like a century since I have written! The last few months have been a swirling eddy of time, space and motion; transporting me into a new phase of my life. Back home in New York, who woulda thunk it? And along the way there were trucks, cars buses, and an endless cavalcade of boxes (there are still boxes), a hurricane and a Nor’ Easter, and of course the uphill curve of learning the ropes in a new position. I can’t believe it has been two months since I left Texas, but that is just how fast things have felt. I used to take a phrase and twist it some to use it as a sign-off for the radio, “If you get right, work,” from the old saw “If you get work, write.” In any case, here I am!
So the first round of boxes are almost all unpacked and put away. As I look out on the river out from my new apartment, it feels like I am finally settling in. It is good that it is just in time for the holiday. Come the new year, a whole new crop of CDs will be released, among them Max Gomez’s New West debut Rule The World. He is an amazing songwriter, who has recently toured with John Hiatt and Patty Griffin. As is sometimes their way, the record label has released a tune from the forthcoming album to radio, ahead of the date it will be on the street in January. We caught up with Max during the Music Fog Spring Marathon at Threadgill’s back in March in Austin, TX. Here is the Music Fog recording of the lead track, “Run From You.”