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Chains of Doom

Friday morning I woke up early in Redding and loaded up all of my gear (I should play fewer instruments/and/or get a band to tour with me and help me carry stuff).  I could tell that a storm had moved in overnight, in alignment with my sister’s predictions.  I had picked up some chains for my tires in Sacramento for my drive to Portland, but was still hoping I wouldn’t have to use them… (click ‘view original post’ if you’re on facebook). View full post »


What I’m Grateful For Tonight

I’m sitting by my bedroom window watching the rain (when I should be sleeping) and feeling the weighty presence of the last letter I received from my grandmother.  With the holidays rapidly approaching, I am dreading what I won’t receive this year. View full post »

Steph (Boston) - October 20, 2009 - 3:12 pm

Wow, Gayle, you have had… one word doesn’t seem to suffice here, but let me just say intense year. I, too, hope that the end of the year brings new joys for you as well as the new one around the corner. Maybe we can get coffee around Christmas when I’m in California?

Jesse Eisner - October 21, 2009 - 5:08 pm

I hope there is a gritty Led Zeppelin cover in 2010. I’ll be Jimmy and you be Roberta. Page and Plant back together again after all these years. Woooooo


Oh, Canada

Natalie and I had a short layover in Vancouver, Canada.  We decided to look around in all of the overpriced shops and ended up chatting with the MAC counter girl.  View full post »

William Hamel - October 14, 2009 - 2:02 pm

Hi Cousin, Martha and Herman were my 2nd aunt and uncle. You have Canadian relatives, my side were all from Vancourver. Your family is from Magdeburg Germany, you probably know all about it now that I think because Nancy traveled all over in Germany. You went to school with Kasey and Amanda. I really like “Nightgale” also.

“The artist has an enormous role in the enhancement of today’s and the creation of tomorrow’s reality. He operates in a rank in advance of science as to the necessities and requirements of man. The elevation of a culture can be measured directly by the numbers of its people working in the field of aesthetics.”

I love you


Europe, Here We Come!

On July sixth I drove up 6 hours to Shell Beach, picked up my good friend Natalie, and drove 5 hours to San Francisco.  If you are reading this on Facebook, click “view original post.”  On the blogsite click “read more.” View full post »

adam jay wagener - October 22, 2009 - 11:34 pm

Gayle I love u and your music! Remember the guy from Cornerstone? I traded some bubblegum for an album of yours?! I still haven’t seen u live since then but I hope u do gr8 and I see u soon. ADAM