“I see faces and traces of home back in New York City-
So you think I’m a tough kid? Is that what you heard?
Well I like to see some action and it gets into my blood.”
Yes folks, the rumors are true. I’m ba-ack! For those of you that didn’t care, I was living in the beautiful Bay Area for about a year. I loved it out there – the people, the music, the culture. But when it came right down to it, both me and my wife are East Coasters at heart. It wasn’t until I was heading back to NYC what a special and unique it opportunity it was for me to have what was essentially an extended work-study/sabbatical (for lack of a better term!). It’s one thing to go someplace for a few weeks, or even a couple of months – but for a whole year you really start to get a feel for what it would be like to actually live there. It would have been interesting to be in the Bay for at least another year to see what may have happened in terms of work and the music, but in certain ways it gave it more meaning to have it be bookend-ed with my life on the East Coast. At the very least it’s giving me something to write about, and I hope to offer up some reflections on this in blogs to come. But for the time being, let’s just say it was an awesome experience and I’m looking forward to getting back into the craziness and insanity that is NYC!!!