food, and the showers! It was great to see you again and we really appreciate
all the friends you brought out to hear Edward.
We got to Austin too early to check in to the hotel, so we had some lunch at
the restaurant in the lobby. When we got to the room, Stella and Edward both
took naps while I did some work online. More showers and we headed out to Kick
Butt Coffee II in the Triangle.
The barista (ok, the adorable dude behind the counter) looked like Heath
Ledger in Lords of Dogtown, and was just as cool. He joked and chilled with us,
cooked our pizza and dug the mic stand out of the equipment closet for us. We
never learned his real name, but he was dubbed ‘Skip’ by Stella. He even found
a couple of stickers to donate to the guitar case.
Two of Stella’s nieces and a couple of other friends came to see the show.
There were also a few locals we didn’t know, one of whom liked the music so much
he bought a CD. Those are the BEST sales, let me tell you! When someone who
has never heard of him, didn’t even know he would be there and playing, sticks
around long enough to be moved by the music enough to want to own it, I want to
hug them. I don’t, but I want to!
The Nouns, a local punk trio, played after and we listened to a few songs.
There were 2 other acts scheduled, but we decided to head back to the hotel with
the nieces for a visit. Edward went to the room to work on a song idea, and
Stella and I had a drink with the girls. It was a lovely, easy end to an easy
Next up, Dallas! Big D, you better get ready.