It does seem odd not being in New Orleans in October, as I had pretty much spent Halloween season performing there for the past several years. This year I was excited to stay and perform in the Bay Area, as I had been away from home much this year.
I'm sure it will happen again... I always need my autumn NOLA fix! xox
Jillian, I be curious to your ancestry, as you remind me of a long lost love from Wales. Alas, she was a Silkie mind you, and upon finding her seal skin, swept away from me on a full moon night back into the sea and far away from me. She has eyes as blue as skies, reflected from a shinning sea, much like thee, and a face that would beckon a kiss from a heart so beholden. But she's been gone these seven years and I do wonder if you might be related to these ancient ones from the Irish sea, these Silkies whom play in the surf and taunt mortals like me!
Ha! I can't claim to be a relation. But what a story!
Hello, Jill. I'm a big fan of yours from Nashville, TN. I've seen you photographed a few times holding what looks like a 9 of hearts from a Lenormand deck. Why this card --or what does it represent to you? ~Thanks much, Chris Lindsey.
Very astute Chris! I find divination in found objects. For the last twenty or so years, I've collected stray playing cards I find on the streets—I call it "sidewalk divination" or "cosmic poker." Boxes and boxes, hundreds of them are displayed in my apartment; they're some of my most precious belongings. Specific ones are with me at all times, just like my talismans and charms.
So always on my stage keyboard, found cards are hiding.
Fans from all over the world now send me cards and the shared energy is incredible. The 9 of Hearts has special significance to me, as a wish card. It's my most personal card. That particular Lenormand card was sent in a bundle from a fan.
I hope I can pass that energy on to you— the purposeful hidden magic in stray things. xox
Just was at the Edwardian Ball this weekend for both nights and afternoon tea and sorely miss your appearance, not quite the same without you as this years MC was a bit of a drag, in not mysterious, just rather whiney and self degrading.
Aw, appreciate your note! I am flattered that 3 years after I quit the Edwardian Ball, I still get many emails like yours every January missing my performances. It was a tough decision after being "Belle of the Ball" for 14 years to design my exit. But the event has changed SO much. And although I am happy for its huge success and suffocating record-breaking crowds, it just does not lend itself anymore to my music and aesthetic. The fragile, haunting nuance of my work is lost among the din of revelers and folks only there to play dress-up. It's turned into more of a costumed spectacle than coming to see particular performers. So it was just not serving my band or my audience anymore.
I do miss composing a new mysterious waltz each year to introduce to the dancing crowd. Such meaningful memories and beautiful times! But, times change... glad you were part of the magic. xox
I'm a fan of your Diabolical Streak album. Such a ghastly and seductivr sound. It's one of the many obscure finds I have been fortunate to come in contact with. I wanted to get clearance for one of your songs to sample in one of my original works. How does one go about that? How would one go about showing you? Would you grant someone that honor?
Glad you are enjoying Diabolical Streak!
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Aw, thank you for being part of the netherworld... xox
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Seeing some of your struggles way-back-when, to you being an adored and soaring artist respected in her world community. Quite a voyage. I’m so happy to have been an early participant and to continually watch your music burn brighter and brighter! Now I hope for more San Francisco concerts... Always, Walt.
Thank you for your beautiful words! The struggle is still there, still huge— in many ways it's harder than ever now to live as an artist. (But never more vital.) The entire structure has changed, and we must re-imagine our visions to fit this new paradigm forced on us. And please don't get me started on how insufferable SF has become!
BUT—We have some wonderful San Francisco shows this October! xox