I'm back in the Big Bend after an epic summer tour up to the NW and back over the span of over two months on the road. It was a fantastic journey but I'm glad to be back in the post monsoon green pastures of the Big Bend, here on Ruby Road.
I am a bit nervous about music opportunities down here at the moment. Usually I perform regularly at the Starlight Theater, but it is closing its doors this weekend indefinitely. The other venues in town don't have enough capacity yet to hire musicians for the season. I am currently speaking with Big Bend National Park about playing shows up there in the Chisos this season. We'll see what pans out.
Luckily, I don't have rent or a mortgage out here, nor electric or water bills, as all of those basics are free as long as the sun shines and the rain falls, but I still need food and to be able to invest in the materials needed to continue building my studio. I also have to pay for communication (phone, internet, etc). While some folks move out here after they have already built up a nest egg of some kind, I have to make my income as I go, and it consumes a significant amount of my time. No complaints, I think it is a good balance and I get to spend my energy on things I believe in.
If you have too much money that you don't know what to do with, I do have a contribution page here. I figure that instead of getting paid indirectly from advertisers, that perhaps a reader or two might want to contribute directly.
The good weather and downtime will hopefully get me back on the dome studio project. There are some things that I can do that require labor instead of money and so I'll focus on those.
I'm looking forward to being out here through the Fall season.