Just one more month…
Dear friends and readers, as some of you already know, I’m in Florence right now, visiting my family, hanging out with my old time friends, drinking some good Chianti and eating fresh vegetables and all that good stuff that grows in our supermarkets!
Part of me never wants to leave.
Florence is beautiful, even when it rains and it’s cold and humid like these days…yep, this poor weather is getting crazier and crazier, but don’t worry our leaders say there’s no climate change, so we better believe them! (yuck)
I’m resting up, getting plenty of sleep and getting ready for the final rush towards the release of Conversation with a Ghost, which is June 22nd, in a month from today.
Needless to say that I’m excited as a kid on Christmas Eve!
The vinyl test pressing sounds awesome and the CD does too and I can’t wait for you guys to have a chance to listen!
I’m really proud of this record.
Conversation with a Ghost is dedicated to everyone who has lost something or someone and it's in memory my dear friend and mentor George Reiff (co-producer of my Moonbeam Parade) who passed away a year ago today, on May 22nd.
I miss him every day, but I know that he’d be proud of me and I’m pretty sure that he is listening to it and smiling or shaking his head in disapproval every time I do one of the things he used to give me shit about. Sweet George.
I have a stellar cast of musicians on this record: Marc Ribot (Tom Waits’ guitar player), Joel Guzman (Paul Simon), David Pulkingham, Kimmie Rhodes, Glenn Fukunaga, Dony Wynn and many more…including of course the talented Gabriel Rhodes, who co-produced it with me.
I hope y’all will come to celebrate the birth of this new baby (and get your copy!!) on June 23rd at One2One bar at 7 pm.
The bar will feature a special drink that I invented and it’s delicious…it’s called “The Millanta” and it comes in a non-alcoholic version as well “The Millanta zero”.
I can’t wait to be back in Austin and hang out with you all at One2One, drinking the Millanta!
Much love from Italy
ps. Don’t forget to pre-order your copy along with some cool other stuff and support my music here https://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/giuliamillanta