News from Michelle Shocked - January 2011

Chagrined, I had no updates at the first of the month, so I kept waiting for spring tour dates to be confirmed, next thing I knew it was the middle of the month and I was still in limbo, crawling the walls. Then It was time for the annual physical and the doctor found a lump. Left breast, around 2 o’clock. The thermogram was taking forever to get the analysis back and when I showed up at the ultrasound clinic for further tests, they’d canceled my appointment and had to wait another week before it was rescheduled for later today.

So I kept busy swimming and praying instead. And joined a gym. And sang with the choir every Sunday this month. Time passed. Now, I’m in great shape, spiritually and physically, ready for whatever the test may be. And guess what? I have some tour updates. Is it everything I’d hoped for, exactly the plan I’d laid out last year for Roadworks? Not quite…but better, because in the meantime I learned to surrender and accept the things I can’t control and persist in what I can.

Well, that’s my story anyways, and I’m sticking to it!

Now after that big windup, here are the tour updates for Roadworks Spring 2011:

12 AMSD San Diego CA                      
13 McCabe’s Los Angeles CA                
16 Freight & Salvage Berkeley CA          
17 Humboldt Brews Arcata CA                
18 Hopmonk Sebastapol CA                  
19 Center for the Arts Grass Valley CA      
20 Moe’s Alley Santa Cruz CA                
27 Mississippi Studios Portland OR        
28 Jazz Alley Seattle WA  
1  Caravan Music Oakleigh VIC
5  Jazz Fest New Orleans LA  yahoo!
6   Chickie Wah Wah New Orleans LA
27 Phoenixville PA (tentative) 
28 Jim Thorpe PA (tentative)
29 Joe's Pub NYC
1   State Room Salt Lake UT                  
2   Swallow Hill Denver CO                   
3   Boulder CO (tentative)                      
7   Flagstaff  AZ (tentative)                   
8   Phoenix AZ (tentative)                      
9   Bisbee AZ (tentative)                       
13 Power Station Auckland NZ                
14 SF Bathhouse Wellington NZ            
15 Bedford Christchurch NZ                    
16 Zoo Brisbane QLD Australia            
17 Sound Lounge Currumbin QLD
18 Basement Sydney NSW
19 Lizotte’s Dee Why NSW 
20 Lizotte's Newcastle NSW
23 State Theater Sydney NSW
24-25 Blues Fest Byron Bay QLD yay!
27 Gov Hindmarsh Adelaide SA
28 E Brunswick Melbourne VIC
29 Theater Royal Castlemain VIC
30 Sub Station Newport VIC 
9  Toronto ON (tentative)
10  Portland ME (tentative)
12 Joe's Pub NYC
18 Vienna VA (tentative)
19 Joe's Pub NYC
23-26 Wild Goose Festival Durham NC

Then, out of nowhere, yesterday I get 2 (two!) ‘January Newsletters;’ the Hollywood bookstore Book Soup, and another from Tyr Swimwear, and it gave me the chutzpah to announce that this is my January Newsletter. And so I still get to send this photo I took...Happy New Year!

Love, Michelle

Happy New Year