My heart is racing and my stomach is churning as I sit here and look at my tour schedule. While I know I’ll be excited once I’m in the van and on the road, I turn into a complete basket case in the days before, especially when FLYING is involved in the tour. The only reason I am not popping xanax like jelly beans is that I forgot to get any for my upcoming overseas excursion. Whoops. As the Daleks say, “PROCRASTINATE!” (Or they would if they knew what procrastination was….they might not.)
Anyway, here it is! Wish me luck and when I get back, I’ll head into the studio to record all these fine songs I’ve (we’ve) been working on.
My desk is a disaster area. But this thing spruces it up.
Still taking in the whole New Year thing. While I resolved not to make a list of resolutions, I have also resolved to do a complete makeover of my personality and life. I would like to grab 2013 by the gonads, so to speak. But my brain’s still floating around a little bit and not quite grasping that it’s actually 20effing13.
In a recent interview, probably my most candid to date, haha, I was asked about homeschooling and while it is a great interview I don’t always say the right thing when the tape is rolling and I do feel like I gave a pretty lame answer to that and it’s been floating around in my head. What I should have said is that my parents were supportive of everything each of us was interested in, that they were excellent teachers and that I’m grateful to have a family that supports my doing something artistic for a living. Even in 2013 where it’s pretty difficult to do anything you enjoy as a career, they have never told me I am delusional and should give up. They always encouraged us to read and learn and take part in things that would educate us and help us grow as people. That’s why I am the songwriting nut I am today.
My new songs are shaping up to be very Ohio oriented. Lots of places and people from the past and present showing up. Hopefully everyone likes them and no one sues me over some of the grittier sides of the stories.
Just a few things I was thinking about. Enjoying my time at home but also itching to get back out on the road. Happy New Year—
Hey everybody! I am very excited and pleased to announce that our merch store is finally up(http://lydialoveless.com/swag/). We have a few items I am very excited about and more to come. I’ve been hiding out in a little studio in Columbus writing some songs (and slowly but surely getting my voice back-I lost it on the last tour ) and I am really looking forward to the next record coming together/getting back out on the road next year. For now you can just make do with wearing my t-shirts
Happy holidays y’allz
As I sit here doing anything I can to not get the things I need done done…I would like to direct your eyes to our upcoming shows….
11.06.12 UK London
Lydia Loveless 11.07.12 UK Bristol
Start the Bus
Lydia Loveless 11.08.12 UK Doncaster
Lydia Loveless 11.09.12 UK Glasgow
School of Art
Lydia Loveless 11.10.12 UK Newcastle
Lydia Loveless 11.11.12 UK Wakefield
Lydia Loveless 11.12.12 UK London
Lydia Loveless 11.14.12 NL Leiden
Lydia Loveless 11.15.12 BE Geel
Lydia Loveless 11.16.12 NL Veenhuizen
Lydia Loveless 11.17.12 NL Middleburg
Lydia Loveless 11.18.12 NL Ottersum
Couldn’t be more excited/nervous about this trip, and I can’t wait to meet some new friends as I bumble along through Europe…
For now, I’ll stick to packing, playing guit-fiddle, and doing all I can to avoid this horrible weather outside. Praying and hoping for the well-being of my friends east of Ohio as they experience the worst of Sandy. See you all soon…
Well, HOW-DEE. Haven’t posted on here in a while, mostly because I have been kind of on “vacation” and nobody wants to read about how I got up, drank coffee, and read, now do they? OK, I’ve also been working on music.
Saturday was Bloodshot Records 18th anniversary in Chicago and we made the trek up to play. I love going to Chicago, because I get to see a lot of friendly/familiar faces AND I always seem to come away with about 10 new records to listen to (cos, you know, I have connections there…) Anyway, the show was fabulous in one of those trainwrecky, what-the-hell-are-you-gonna-do-about-it ways. I managed to catch a horrible cold a couple days before, and by Friday had almost completely lost my voice. That didn’t stop me from being the chatterbox I am, but y’know…I woke up on Saturday barely able to whisper any bitchy commentary, but by the afternoon I was feeling back in the swing of things and decided to “warm up” my voice at soundcheck. Well, I could sing like a bird, so I went for it full force, and knocked my vocals back down to Janis Joplin (minus the ability to hit high notes) level. When I took the stage for real I felt like a damned idiot, but the show was one of the most fun I’ve ever played regardless. I felt very special to be a part of it, and not one person told me afterwards I sound too much like Neko Case, due to my cold!
Now I have a little bit of time off for the rest of the month (EXCEPT a show at MOTR Pub in Cinci on the 26th!) I’m happy to be home for the snippet of good fall weather we get in Ohio. Now that the 100+ degree weather is out of the way (for now) I finally get to indulge in jacket wearing, tea drinking, creepy book reading activities. Eff summer.
Look out for us on the west coast and pray we don’t get hassled driving thru a certain area to get there, much like anyone whoever had the misfortune to play an instrument and smoke completely natural, harmless drugs. Have a good one!
Hi everyone! Home again home again from another great run of shows. These past couple weeks I got to take out two different guitar players, for the first few days we had Jeff German (of the Cur Dogs, the Blankety Blanks, and many more..) and Todd May (who played on Indestructible Machine and also has his own band The Mooncussers plus many past acts) for the second, southern part of the tour. They both bring out different sides of the music and are fucking hilarious so it was a nice mixed bag.
Now, I have quite a bit of much needed time off for writing and the nervous breakdowns that come along with that activity. As fun as the past year has been it’s definitely been tough and stressful at times and I’m ready to face it with a telecaster and a tremolo pedal. But don’t worry I’ll still be playing a couple shows for you.
AND for your listening pleasure, a month or so ago (don’t ask someone like me for specifics as I have horrible memory) we took a trip to Chicago to record a sound opinions episode. It was fun as hell and you can listen to it here: http://www.soundopinions.org/audio.html
My dorky voice tells you about growing up and stuff, and we play a new song. So listen listen!
See ya laterz