Hey kids - This month we trot Jingle Horse out for its annual holiday ride around. So yesterday, Henry, Kathleen, Dave Golia, Big Lou and Roger Pease played at the annual Service League Christmas party given for the women of the San Mateo County Jail. I sang in a lot of jails and prisons when I was with Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir, but this one is just me and my friends and the ladies and there is always something about the event that touches me to the core. Thanks to Bread and Roses for inviting us to do this gig for over ten years now. Maybe it's special because if I got arrested in my home county that would be the jail I'd go to? Hmmm... nonetheless, it's a "there but for fortune" moment for all of us in the band.
Here's something different: Henry recently played with Metallica at The Masonic, as part of the first acoustic concert /fundraiser the band put on for their All Within My Hands Foundation. David Phillips was on the gig too. To say that I was stoked about this would be an understatement. Henry was cooler about it and just worked his ass off to prepare and do a good job. I have just erased a tirade about how they stiffed their sidemen. Other than that, it was pretty cool.
So now it's the end of the year. Jingle Horse will be playing another Bread & Roses show at the Veterans Admin Hospital in Menlo Park. Then the Flying Salvias will have our official office Christmas party on Sunday, December 9 from 9 to 11 at San Gregorio Store. It'll be a long day.... the Jones Gang follows at 2 pm. Come and have fun with us.
We'll be back in February. Be good to each other, and spread some love around if you can. Happy Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Kwanzaa, Happy Holiday however you call it.
Best to you all,