October 5, 2014


I’ve never been one to be left behind by the latest trends in show business. Nude pictures of me were stolen from the Cloud last week!! In this case, however, they were quickly returned along with some crude and rather uncharitable comments. Such is life. (They were taken when I was two, but still ….)


In other news, I had a routine doctor’s appointment the other day; the nurse measured me and informed me that I’d shrunk two inches. (In height, for God’s sake. You should be ashamed of yourself!) This was alarming news. Mind you, this is over a 10-year period, but it’s still upsetting. And don’t try to comfort me with talk about my towering intellect. (You were going to say something like that, weren’t you?)

When I was a lad being six feet tall made you a big guy. With kids now it’s on the short side of medium, so I am becoming ever more shrimp-like. But what’s truly alarming is that, according to my calculations, if this trend continues in 350 years I will have disappeared altogether! That’s just not something I can live with.

I will assuage my angst with travel. There’s nothing like being crammed into a hermetically sealed aluminum tube with hundreds of strangers, then hurtled through the stratosphere at near the speed of sound to give you a sense of calm and wellbeing.

Before I tell you about the upcoming gigs, a final note: I’ve been tapped to play at several college and school reunions this coming spring. I’m very much looking forward, because reunion crowds definitely know how to have a good time, and that’s a flow I can go with. If you happen to be on the Entertainment Committee, I’m throwing my hat in the ring!

Next Wednesday, the 8th, I’ll be at the fabulous Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix. I’ve played MIM once before and it is truly a GREAT venue (and museum)!

Thursday the 9th will be the always-welcoming Freight & Salvage in Berkeley, one of my favorite West Coast stops.

On Friday the 10th we start getting into new territory: The City Winery, a sparkling new venue in Napa, CA. I’ve played their New York City room and it was fabulous!

Saturday will be the Dance Palace in Point Reyes Station, CA. I’ve not been there before, but from the website and the scuttlebutt it is a very happening place.

Last, but far from least, Harlow’s in Sacramento &emdash; another new stop for me, one to which I’m really looking forward.

Thanks for reading. Hope to see you down the road real soon!

All the best,

Tom Rush

Tom Rush

Quote of the month:

“When I was younger, I could remember anything, whether it had happened or not; but my faculties are decaying now and soon I shall be so I cannot remember any but the things that never happened. It is sad to go to pieces like this but we all have to do it.”

–– Mark Twain