"The Shady Circle..." by Kristin Hersh, July 10 2008 (originally published
…happened in L.A. last night. First show – I had no idea
what to expect. I’d never heard these songs out loud before. After the 5th song, Billy walked up and whispered, “This is great!” and I knew I was gonna be ok.
I was so grateful for the careful listening that was going on in that room – it
made it easy for me to get the work done. Thanks to all of you who were there. Here’s a photo of Christopher (one of
the careful listeners) and me.