Stumble Into Flight
I can’t believe it’s been a year since the Ghosts of the Forest tour. What an amazing experience that was. I miss playing music with my buddies Celisse, Jen, Ray, Fish and Tony. Thank you so much to everyone who came out and took that huge leap of faith to see an entire night of brand-new music. This never could have happened without all of you, the most remarkable, open minded group of people ever to attend a concert in the history of music. I just can’t even believe it when I think back on it.
While I was reminiscing about the tour, I was thinking about the song “Stumble into Flight” that was recorded during the Ghosts of the Forest sessions. The lyrics feel eerily relevant right now and I wanted to share the studio version. “Pebbles in the pitcher make the water rise” refers to the Aesop’s fable “The Crow and the Pitcher”. A thirsty crow finds a pitcher with water at the bottom, beyond the reach of its beak. He can’t push it over, so he drops in pebbles one by one until the water rises to the top of the pitcher, allowing him to drink. Necessity is the mother of Invention. Thoughtfulness is better than brute force.
Where there’s a will there’s a way.
Maybe I’m overly optimistic, naive, or ignorant about history, but I believe that we’re going to find solutions to our seemingly insurmountable problems, and that some kind of positive shift in social consciousness is waiting for us on the other side of all of this. It feels like we’re on the precipice of a forward-thinking social upheaval. A course correction based on kindness, community, ingenuity, unity.
I believe this.
Thank you all again for your faith and support on that Ghosts tour. In celebration of that special tour, we will be doing a free webcast of Ghosts of the Forest’s April 13, 2019 show from the United Palace Theatre in New York City. The full show will stream this Monday night 4/20/20 starting at 8 PM at http://webcast.livephish.com or on my facebook.
Much love to all of you, and much love to any of your family or friends who are struggling with loss, sickness and economic insecurity during this difficult time.