The Temptation of Adam (Josh Ritter cover) - Me, just now.
It’s a strange time in my life, all kinds of different emotions swirling all over the place: a tremendous humbling from being able to raise so much money from strangers on the internet for BWDR, an intense and burning excitement to throw all my energy into turning it into a magazine (due in to publishers by April 15th!), a big-smile-on-my-face happiness to be seeing Josh Ritter in concert for the very first time tonight with my wife, and a deep, bone-crushing sadness at the loss of my grandfather last week, and his funeral tomorrow, at which I’m giving the main eulogy, and have been working on it, with all my heart, for the past 24 hours.
Writing and music are the two things that calm me. But I’ve been doing a lot of writing this week, and felt I needed a break even from that this morning. So I grabbed my guitar and recorded this, one of my very favorite Josh Ritter songs, in one take this morning sitting on my kitchen floor. I hope you like it, too.