Another very early morning for me … got up at 4:30am totally wide awake.  I’m usually up around 5:30am or later, but for some reason I’ve been waking up super early.  Must be all the stuff on my mind – music, business, family … sometimes I feel like a juggler trying to keep all the balls in the air while walking along a cliff.  I love my mornings, though … cool and quiet, with just me, my laptop, sleeping puppies, and a steaming cup of Dunkin’ Donuts coffee!  Ahhhh .. life’s simple pleasures!  I’m hoping things will settle down a bit after we get back from our Japan tour … wouldn’t bet on it though, since we arrive back just in time for the start of another busy holiday season.  Probably start waking up at 3:00am then …

Oh yeah, I made a mistake in my blog yesterday … we’ll be at WORLD PORTERS in Yokohama on Saturday, Nov. 10th, at 2pm & 4pm – not Nov. 11th.  Sorry.  And if any of our fans from Nagoya or Osaka are reading this, I want to personally invite you to join us at the Nagoya Blue Note (Nov. 8th) and the AMHALL in Osaka (Nov. 9th).  I know many of you have asked when we would be coming to perform … well, we’re coming so I hope to see all of you soon!  And to all of our ohana in Sapporo, Yokohama, and Tokyo … get ready to party, because the boys and I are ready to rock!

Aloha, “D”