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2004/08/09 Comments off

Hey Everybody. Hope this is finding you all happy and relatively cool. All sympathies to our friends in Europe who have been enduring a massive heat wave. We keep you in our sweat-drenched prayers and lamentations.

I would like to say thanks to all the folks who came out to the show in Atlanta this past weekend. The turn out was truly spectacular and it was one of the most enjoyble shows I’ve had in awhile. We also made some great new friends in Louisville earlier this month; fly Redbird, fly. As for more immediate events on the horizon:

The nice folks over at ABC have been kind enough to include a whopping three minutes of ‘Beauty’ in this coming Sunday’s episode of ‘The Days.’(10:00 EST) Tune in early to check out our friend (and Indiana contributess) Butterfly Boucher singing the theme song, as well.

I have been invited to share the bill with Bruce Hornsby at Nashville’s World-Famous Ryman Auditorium on August 26. This will be my first ever show on the hallowed boards of the original Grand Ole Opry and I am heartily anticipating it. David Henry will join me onstage to play cello and dance.

We’ve also just added a show in Oxford, MS on Sep. 2. I’ll be sharing the stage with a promising youngster named Trent Dabbs and eating several different varieties of prepared meat in my down time.

A massive European tour spanning most of September and October is nearly finalized; I’ll be traipsing through Norway, Sweden, Denmark, England, Scotland and Ireland with my good friend Andy Nice and my hot wife, Natalie Cox Mead. One of the cities we will be visiting is Tromso, Norway, which is called the ‘Gateway to the Arctic’ and has the highest per capita percentage of restaurants and pubs in all of Europe.

Furthermore, there are a lot of different options coming together for more dates in the US for October and November; whatever they end up being, I can assure you that they will be voluminous and thorough.

The State of Affairs is Excellent, folks. Thank you very much for your continued support and all-out chicanery. The pot is getting closer and closer to boiling; any day now, any day…

Love,

DAVID

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2004/04/07 Comments off

Spring is here and there’s a new day dawning. The possibilities for 2004 and beyond boggle the mind; I hope you are all as ready for a change of titanic proportion as I am. I can find very little to complain about in my habitually contrary world at the moment. As my muy bueno confidante and real estate agent John Newton Fairhead recently noted, “Luck is the intersection of opportunity and preparation.” Reunited, and it feels so good.

This note should be coinciding with the unveiling of the new web site. We’re kicking ass and taking names over at the much improved davidmead.com, so come get an eyeful. Believe it or not, there’s a whole lot of long-winded expository like this when you get there, so I’ll save you the details. Enjoy.

But that’s not even the half of it. Indiana is out in the States on May 4th; the UK release has been pushed back to the 17th to allow time for the single, “Beauty” to get rolling. I’m heading back there on the 16th of April for a few weeks of supporting my good friends The Mavericks on tour. The shows should be really fun- I’m starting out solo but a few special guests should be joining me onstage as each night wears on. Expect men in skirts, multiple beards and the occasional soft-shoe routine. All dates are now posted on the relevant sites.

This week I’m heading up to the Great White North to shoot a video for ‘Beauty.’ The treatment calls for long, sweeping shots of the Ontario wilderness. A piano, old men with umbrellas and dancing bears are featured, as well. The proceedings are being directed by Stephen Scott, who has guaranteed a surrealistic result with a twist completely devoid of irony. Thank God.

And the hits keep coming. The official album release party, sponsored by the New Mexico Department of Tourism, will be held in Nashville at 12th and Porter on the May 15th. I will be accompanied by the highly trained band I have been breaking in, or vice-versa, over the past few months. Expectations are at an all-time high, so please come down and join the revolution.

Finally (but does it really ever end?), I am aligning with my good friend Ron Sexsmith and his band for a fairly elaborate US tour beginning May 17th or so. After conquering Ireland together last Summer it seemed inevitable that we should trot out our respective singer/songwriter pyrotechnics for the kids back home. I’ll be bringing at least one musician with me, and Ron has already implied that a good deal of onstage interplay and tomfoolery between everyone could happen as long as I keep the bus stocked with boxes of pink chablis. Dates will be posted and sent to you very soon.

That’s about it, for now. I can’t tell you how invigorating it is to finally be reporting on real upcoming events instead of the feeble distortions of my troubled mind. Thanks again to all of you for hanging in there this long. All of my love, all of my love…

DAVID

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