This past week I joined Jeremy on a trip to New York and D.C. for the release week of his Violents record, Awake And Pretty Much Sober. It was an extremely full week with performances every day. I loved tagging along and snapping photos. I had a chance to get to know my new camera (which is a Fuji X-T2) and got a really great tutorial from Tim, who owns Jeremy’s record label.
Here’s our week in black and white!
Sleepy morning faces. I love this pic.
This is Monica, she sang on this record. I love her so much!
Recording a live session for Paste, you can watch it here.
I can honestly say, I’ve never been more proud. I love this record with all my heart and I am so glad I went to support him this week because I almost stayed home. It was special beyond words.
Sound Check. I snuck out right before this and found a baby store… story of my life right now.
This was the first and only Violents concert. When they were planning this release last year Jeremy wouldn’t commit to touring because of our adoption (we can’t really commit to anything that’s not flexible) and I was so glad because in the past I have really hated every time he’s gone on tour. It’s one of my biggest fears that his career and dreams will lead him in that direction and I’ll have to support it. Sounds really selfish, I know, and it is. But it’s such a struggle for me.
I would never be able to take that much time off work to go with him, but even if I did it’s not the same quality of life AT ALL that you have when you’re home. There’s almost zero privacy.
That said, after seeing this first and only show I had a pretty big change of heart. It was SO BEAUTIFUL.
It was such a special show that I feel like it needs to be seen by more people. So in the future, when it comes up again I am going to try to be more open to it. Like door-barely-cracked-open open, but still… baby steps!
Some of you might remember, but before I met Jeremy I was already a fan of his music and had been for a while. I have always been his fan and I feel really lucky to have such an enormous crush on him year after year.
Anyone married to someone in music (or the arts) can relate with what I am saying. It’s not an easy life. There are parts of it that are challenging, but it’s so special. I wouldn’t trade it for anything. Getting to see the person you love do what they love- there’s nothing better.
There were a couple more performances for some radio stations that I didn’t go to. Then after that, we took a train to D.C. for a Tiny Desk concert, which was one of Jeremy’s bucket list items. AUGH! So cool. I will share it here once it’s up online.
Thank you for following along. I’m due for another big adoption post- so I’ll be back soon. xx!