Have you ever had one of those weeks? Sometimes it seems like I’ve been having “one of those weeks” for several months now. Every time I think things are going to slow down, they simply speed up even more.
This past week (and I’m counting from last Tuesday until today, which is really a bit more than a week) was even crazier than most, mostly because I’ve been traveling – to Washington DC. The Future of Music Coalition, a national nonprofit that advocates for and supports artists and music industry professionals, hosted its annual “Future of Music Summit” this past Monday and Tuesday.
It was an awesome event full of inspiring speakers and presenters like fellow Massachusetts musician Erin McKeown, musical activist and filmmaker Ariana Delawari, legendary manager of Pink Floyd Peter Jenner, hip-hop artist and organic gardener DJ Cavem, emcee and educator Stephen Brackett of the Flobots, and many more.
Luckily, it wasn’t all work. I was able to spend some quality time with friends in the DC area, have some great meals, do a little pre-Halloween celebrating, and even take a little trip to the White House on one of their bi-annual Garden Tours. We saw the famous Rose and vegetable gardens, the exterior of the White House up close, and a lot of gorgeous greenery!
By the time I got home, I was exhausted, but rallied to watch my hometown heroes the Red Sox win the World Series! Say what you will about Boston, but we are a sports town through and through, and with all we’ve been through this year, we needed this win. It’s an amazing moment of celebration for a city that has suffered greatly in recent months, and I’m exceedingly grateful to have witnessed it.
Back in the studio tomorrow – oh, and Happy Halloween everyone!