Rainy days and Mondays…

I think for my own mental health I should get it together to write an entry from my home, Instead of always waiting to be somewhere else to write.

The weekend was gentle and rich. I spent it in Saratoga Springs, brought there by Ian Berry, the curator of the Tang Museum, and for the first time it was a non-work context. It was also the height of the race season, something I’d never experienced up there before. Temperate, groomed lawns, houses built to impress with their leisurely grandeur, I had my favorite type of visit with someone: one where there is plenty of time to be on my own. I love wandering in solitude or rather the mental solitude that being in towns with shops affords me. So it was hang out with people, shop, disconnect, look at some art in the museum, read, plunge inward, and also talk with Ian and his wife Monica, eat good meals with them and share a stellar musical evening.

The reason Ian had invited me upstate was to go to see Stew, someone I had turned him onto a couple of years ago, playing him a Negro Problem cd as we brove down to Baltimore to set up my show there. So this trip was a double delight, a chance to see someone who I’m genuinely interested in as a performer, and further an acknowledgment that my relationship with Ian was going to continue, to grow to real friendship and not just working together. There’s much more I want to write about this, but I’m going to leave it here so that I can take care of some business today.

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  1. Stew is most assuredly a ball of hotness. almost as hot as you, in fact. I think that he is for the most part straight – but there are some songs that are at least gay friendly and his mannerisms inperformance are enough to make you think that he has been socialized around some gay men at least.

    The music varies acording to the project – The band “the Negro Problem” is more on the pop end: “Welcome Black” is is the best album on that score, by “pop” I would mean like early Tod Rundgren, the instrumentation is not heavily synthesised, and Stew’s voice is fantastic: throaty and powerful. The albums released under his own name are a bit more cabaret – singer songwriter-ish – if you like the magnetic fields, I would venture that you would like stew, as the songs are equally observant, well crafted and dark

  2. It’s wonderful when a relationship blossoms into something more than it had been before. It’s like enjoying a pretty box and then discovering something is inside. We can all use more friends.

  3. Stew is most assuredly a ball of hotness. almost as hot as you, in fact. I think that he is for the most part straight – but there are some songs that are at least gay friendly and his mannerisms inperformance are enough to make you think that he has been socialized around some gay men at least.

    The music varies acording to the project – The band “the Negro Problem” is more on the pop end: “Welcome Black” is is the best album on that score, by “pop” I would mean like early Tod Rundgren, the instrumentation is not heavily synthesised, and Stew’s voice is fantastic: throaty and powerful. The albums released under his own name are a bit more cabaret – singer songwriter-ish – if you like the magnetic fields, I would venture that you would like stew, as the songs are equally observant, well crafted and dark

  4. stewing stew

    Stew is very hot and very talented.
    He is also straight. His long time companion in life is also his collaborator Heidi.
    He is very gay friendly though.
    He is performing this month in Central Park with Ute Lemper.
    there is a negro problem yahoo group – Stew posts there a lot.

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