Two Steps Forward and One Step Back

Just did a dense tour in France, opening for Leila a few times. They were early concerts, and all with Amelie joining me on cello. Look at some really nice fotos from Strasbourg. The problem is that now that I'm spoiled by having a great string player guest on a number of tracks it's hard to feel as good about the gigs without her. This means I need higher pay (I actually LOST money on these recent gigs), this means the ticket price goes up, this means that quickly I could find myself only playing to stiff rich people who politely applaud after each track. Later I'll get booked at WOMAD you'll hear my tracks on a Starbuck's compilation. Might as well just kill myself now to preempt my artistic death.