Sorry if I’m a bit late with my year commencement well-wishes, but I was busy struggling with whether we are or are not kicking off a new decade, and it left me emotionally paralyzed. I then had to decide whether I was going to go with “two-thousand ten”, “two-thousand and ten” or “twenty-ten” and that was another week-and-a-half that I couldn’t write to you.
But I’m back now and I hope your year, which may or may not be the beginning of a new decade, has started off well (whatever you’re calling it).
As for me, I rang in the New Year watching fireworks over the San Francisco Bay, spent time with loved ones, played a lot more ukulele than guitar and began work behind-the-scenes on some projects that should wind up sprinkled throughout the coming year.
There’s not a lot of activity on the upcoming shows front, though I do have one to tell you about in a second (or a paragraph) or two. The current lack of shows is intentional, and I’ve made a decision to take a break from playing any shows for the next several months in the Philly/NY/NJ corridor. I know, I know - but just think about it in a philosophical, Pete Seeger, Byrds-ian kind of way and I promise you it will be alright. The good news is that for those of you who have been clamoring the past couple of years for me to come to your non-Philly/NY/NJ town (I’m looking at YOU, Atlanta), this should give me some time to do it.
In the works already are an early Summer trek up the West Coast, a return to the UK/Europe in Autumn and my first tour of Japan near the end of the year.
If you’re in the Philly/NJ/NY area and it’s just freaking you out more than you can handle to think of going so long without some live Jim Boggia-based performance art, why not consider hosting a house concert? Details are here.
SATURDAY, 2.06.10 - 8P
Starting 2010 (two-oh-one-oh) where 2009 (twenty-aught-nine) ended, at the very cool Infinity Hall. I’m taking part in a night the folks who run Infinity Hall are calling “Emerging Artists” with Seth Glier and Glen Roth. Mike Frank will take a night off from joining other bands to play keys and, I’m guessing, drive rather than subject himself to being a passenger with me behind the wheel.
I hope those of you that I got to meet at December’s show with Sarah Borges and the Broken Singles will come back to hear a longer set and help kick off Boggiamania in CT. Without you, there’s very little “mania” and just an unsettlingly disproportionate amount of “Boggia.” Only you can prevent forrest fires.
Saturday, 2.06.10 - 8p
20 Greenwoods Rd W - Norfolk, CT
‘Emerging Artists’ with Seth Glier and Glen Roth. Mike Frank on keys.