Stuart Pearson here. The guy with the toy monkey from www.stuartpearson.net
I want to wish everybody the happiest holiday they choose to celebrate. And
if you don't celebrate one, I wish for you the genius to create your very own
holiday and to dance around till you fall over and giggle.
This week is such a beautiful summing up for me, as my life starts to go
through subtle and not-so-subtle changes. A radio show, two musical reunions
and a sad goodbye or three. It has been a glorious year, even with the
dramas I insisted on playing.
Over the past few weeks, as clouds appeared, I found myself stressed for the
first time in months. A few days ago, I was at a red light, cussing at every
car that just danced with me and stopped at a light. I looked at the faces
of the drivers who wizzed by me, as well as the cars going every which way on
the overpasses down the street and I realized that there are SO MANY people,
all little wizards, running around with plans, hopes and dreams and all
(hopefully) loving other people who have hopes and dreams. And all they
really want to do is make each other happy. I smiled for the first time in
several days and went home. Awaiting me were phone messages for new, paying
music work as well as all the money I had been waiting on. It's almost as if
by changing my mood, the dam broke and GOOD finally prevailed. Odd, eh?
I wish for you that same happy dam-break.
Tomorrow (thursday) morning, I will do a two-hour Holiday Special radio show
on KUCI 88.9 FM in Irvine from 10 AM till noon.. You can hear it online at www.kuci.org . Along with me, Carlos and the whole gang will be
the fabulous Kerry Getz (http://www.kerry-getz.com), in our first performance
together in about three years. We'll perform songs from her beautiful cd
"It's A Wonderful Life" as well as some of the songs from my own (tragically
illegal-to-sell, but you-can-hear at
http://www.soundclick.com/bands/pagemusic.cfm?bandID=603911) "SANTASTAN !"
As if THAT isn't earth-changing enough, my semi-legendairy (enphasis on the
dairy) band THROUGH THE WOODS will reunite for the first time in NINE YEARS
to play three songs friday night at Highland Grounds in Hollywood. Why?
Because it will be the final night for music at HG, which over the last 16
years has become an L.A. institution. This is one of the three goodbyes the
next two weeks brings. TTW will play two old TTW favorites ("Wax Paper" and
"Red Motel") as well as a track from "SANTASTAN!" featuring the vocal prowess
of Maureen Davis. We practiced last night for the first time in 9 years and
we SMOKED. Astounding. We're going on about 8 PM for 10-15 glorious
minutes. If you're in town, it will be the best 15 minutes you spend ALL
Then on saturday, I'm performing for a three-hour private party. The only
reason I bring that up is since I don't have any other shows booked, it could
well be the last three hour nonsense-athon I ever do. I dunno! Life is
moving me in new places and I want to embrace the changes it brings. (tho
feel free to find me new gigs - I ain't dead yet!)
Kulak's Woodshed still hasn't received the city's blessing (yet) so it could
be shut down as of 12/31. Highland Grounds closes 12/31. Diedrich's
coffeehouse chain starts closing most of it's retail stores on 1/2. So many
Anyways, I love you all and thank you for all the support you've given me
these last three years. I'm expecting to hear exciting stories about how
surprisingly fantastic 2007 is treating you.