Show’s over for this year, kids.
I played my first set of 2010 on January 2, alongside Sleep and Cecil Otter, and the itinerary never looked back after that. All in all the schedule said I’d play 101 shows this year. I ended up making it to 93 of them before life intervened.
This year has been an absolutely unrelenting gauntlet of work, love, loss and tragedy. It included the release of my most ambitious album yet, and the most substantial platform and success I’ve ever gained as an artist. It also included the long sickness and eventual death of my father on October 26, the exact day I was set to return from the final leg of touring. These things were happening simultaneously all year long, and needless to say I haven’t quite caught up to any of it yet.
Through much of it though, the only place I found peace was during the minutes I shared on stage with you all every night. It’s corny to say ‘all of the shows were special,’ but all of the shows were special this year. To thank you for that, here’s a tune on the house.