Thursday, February 22, 2018

sell the silver

Finally, it is February 23, 2018.

As promised...

It's been a crazy two weeks, plus.

For those of you following along with the blog, let me get you up to speed.

Two weeks ago, my sister, my husband, and I moved my mother into a residence with 24-hour care. She wasn't sure about the idea at first, but my mom is now comfortable and adjusting little by little. It's not easy, but she's keeping busy and it feels like she's gone in just at the right time. She's seeing a good deal of activity and socialization that she wasn't getting so consistently when she lived with us. We visit her about five times a week and it's always nice to see her and visit with her. The nurses are really, really nice, and they have grown fond of my mom and vice versa. So, so far, so good. Fingers crossed.

Meanwhile, my cousin and her husband arrived around the same time that my mother went in to the home so that we could get my uncle transitioned to the new place as well. About 24 hours after undergoing the emotional shock of moving into a place not of his choosing, my uncle's glucose levels dropped quite drastically. He was taken to a hospital and for about 10 days, my cousin, her siblings, and I, plus a slew of other family members, worked to get him out of a coma, through some rehabilitation, etc. and stable enough to get out of the hospital and back to the home. I'm really, really hoping that it all works out for him. He's a special guy -one of my dad's closest siblings, and he stood in for my father at my wedding. His kids are my closest cousins and it's because of them that I grew up with the desire to become a musician.

So, yeah, basically, these last two weeks went like so... hospital, airport, hotel, home, hospital, airport, mall, pharmacy, hotel, home, hospital, airport, hotel, home, mall, pharmacy, hospital, airport, hospital, hotel, home, pharmacy, airport...

My cousin's husband said it best, quoting that famous line from National Lampoon's European Vacation: "Look kids! Big Ben! Parlement!"

We'll see if my uncle continues to improve.

Now, my husband and I are home, enjoying our place like it were brand new. I've reacquainted myself with the guest room, which will now become my studio space. I've got the NS10's plugged in and working. I'm listening to Lo Fine's Want is a Great Need, a psychedelic record that I may or may not have recorded and mixed entirely elevated. It's like a sonic sundae for me. And after listening to a bunch of my own songs for the past day or two, this is a nice transition. If you're interested in checking it out, here it is. Peyton and I worked on it with Kevin O'Rourke (mr. Lo Fine) and we enjoyed it like crazy.

Happy SPOUSE release day. Later on Friday, I hope to have a video for Sell the Silver to share with you. 

Rock out,



  1. Love the album Jose! Thanks for putting your music out there in the world, it's so great. Keep up the good work, friend.