I’m Not Fond of This Ratio

SoCal Creatures of Good!

I’m back from my trip (got back late last eve) and thrilled to see Stef and be free of airport security. Also I don’t think I ever left the west coast time zone while in Denmark so it was easy to flow back into the hours of the west.

Rested and in dire need of Leucadia health food, I made my way just now to my favorite bohemian beach hang — Mozy’s! Veggie burrito with plantains, rad cool folks hanging out talking surf stories, so good to be home.

And it was cool being there too! First up was Copenhagen for a concert as part of their week long jazz festival. Loved the music with Sinne and sure wish it all could be music because the very next day, at a mega brutal launch hour we boarded a Norwegian Air plane bound for the Canary Islands. Bad Norwegian Air! They hate guitar carrying jazz musos and made my life so difficult for that very long travel day. Huge fees, making me go through the security line 2 separate times, winner of the most crampy seats, all fodder for a sleepy head grump jazz head. 

Copenhagen concert with Sinne and me. What a backdrop, what a sound!
photo by Warny

Oh well!

The Canaries were cool with great folks, beautiful old cities, great music, enthusiasm, and pristine ocean with sun and warmth. It’s kind of like here, same weather, pretty dry, beautiful. 

Hard to unearth veggie food there so that’s why today’s outing to Mozy’s was a bliss machine. 

That’s me at a beach in Gran Canaria. Even though the surf wasn’t great you can see some folks behind me taking it all in.

After three concerts on each of the different islands we then made our way to back to Copenhagen with a half day off to hang with my pal Alejandro from Buenos Aires! We rode bikes to Freetown Christiania for lunch and took in a wild scene where one of the bodyguards for the pot business wrestled away a tourist woman’s expensive telephoto lens camera and broke it on the ground. This was alarming and I guess the rule there is no photos period. Tough lesson for her.

After the bike outing Warny (Sinne’s husband) and I went for a swim at the “snail structure” and I got to complete a few jumps. I love jumping into water!

Me and Warny wet, cold and happy at the “snail”.
photo by Sinne

Here’s one of my jumps off the launch pad at the “snail.”

Speaking of jumping, here’s a pic of us back in the day launching out from the cliffs into the pond at Three Sisters near Julian.

Then it was off to the airport again for a flight to London and then connecting back to SD.

As you can see, touring is only 90 minutes of music and the rest of the day is caught up in the tornado of travel. I’m not fond of this ratio!

So what happens next here on the west coast is Friday afternoon at Flower Hill Promenade for some solo guitar. That’s me and the six strings exploring the sound waves.

Friday night we’re at the Coronado Library for a free concert with the Trippster on sax, Rebecca Jade on vocals, and me on guitar. We’re already rehearsed up from the two weeks back concert in Laguna so off we’ll go into the music. Come on out and join us!

Tripp, Rebecca, and me.

At the top of the week next week on Monday eve, we’re playing our annual concert at the Point Loma Westminster Church. It’s Leonard, Tripp, and I and it takes place at their cool outdoor amphitheater. It’s free too!

Shapeshifting with Tripp, Leonard and Peter.
photo by Steve Grant

And just a reminder about our string trio concert at the Encinitas Library on July 28!

Fantastic and see you all soon, Peter