Hi, folks. Sorry for the long delay, but I spent the last half of November finding and moving into a new address. My old pal from Berkeley, "Rasty" Bob Ralston, went in with me on getting an apartment here in Mesa, so everybody's happy except the cats -- whom we can't let outside, because we're not supposed to have four of them. *Sigh*
Also, there's been a problem transferring my email account, since I had it previously piggy-backed on my landlady's account. She (or her husband, whoever was primary account holder) will have to call up Cox Communications and formally "authorize transfer of firstname.lastname@example.org to Leslie Fish" -- and I haven't been able to catch up to them yet. *Sigh* again. Well, meanwhile, I've figured out how to use the gmail account attached to this blog, so you can reach me there in a pinch.
I'm also trying to get a local phone number (if you've got Verizon, you can call me at 310-339-4345, but otherwise don't; Verizon charges for incoming calls as well as outgoing, the cheap b@stards) with T-Mobile, who've promised to send me my new phone and charge-card in a few days. When I get it, I'll post the new number here.
So, Rasty has worked as a band-manager before, and he's trying hard to get me some local gigs. As soon as we've settled ourselves and our stuff into the new apartment, and put together a promo package, we'll be hitting the local open-mikes and dropping off packages at every acoustic-music venue in the Phoenix area. Cross fingers and wish me a lot of gigs!
Oh, yes: I'll be singing with Joe Bethancourt at Fiddler's Dream coffeehouse in Phoenix, on New Year's Day (well, evening actually: starting at 7 PM). Anybody in the area is invited to come see us.
Best, and more news later.
--Leslie <;)))>< )O(