On December 27th 2009, an arsonist set 18 fires during a one-hour period in my hometown area of Northampton, MA. The fires killed two people, displaced twenty or so families, and completely tore the small town apart overnight.
Ryan & I are just outside of Buffalo, NY (writing to you from I-90 West in our now Wi-Fi vehicle). This past week I've been staying close to home and recording in my studio. Spring has officially arrived in Western Mass which is marked my mosquitos and the awaiting smell of lilacs in my backyard. Nonetheless, I've been spending most my time in the basement tightening the loose ends on my new album.
Have you ever felt that everything in life was exactly as it should
be? Even for a moment, that you where exactly where you needed to be? For a
matter of seconds, you were doing what you were designed to do? For some it’s
dancing, for others it’s volunteer work. Some choose to be mothers and some are
musicians but all are artists in some shape or form.
The inevitable family snowball fight is not just a
humiliating sad reminder that I, as the middle child, should have paid more
attention in little league and gym class, but it is a firm family tradition
that is as old as dirt.
Seth Glier starts his "Offsetting The Trouble Tour" with shows in Portland, ME and New York City. Join Seth and Ryan as they pack up to leave and as Seth wears a 1970's vintage red suit in New York City.
Just prior to a show in St. Paul, Minnesota at Ginkgo’s coffeehouse, I was setting up the merch table when I over heard an older couple talking about a transsexual strip club downtown, which uses antique medical equipment for décor. “Wow,” I said, “you guys seem like interesting people to know. My name is Seth.” They introduced themselves as Gerri and Jim and they come to Ginkgo’s every week to enjoy live music without the bar atmosphere or smell of booze.