Another tour has come and gone. Now in a place I couldn’t imagine being a mere few days ago: home.

No bus engine revving. No smell of exhaust, ashtrays, empty beer bottles. No waiting in catering lines while Scandinavian black metal screams from a nearby stage.

Sitting at my desk. Sun creeping in from the windows, painting it’s reflective light upon the white cream colored walls, bare feet touching hardwood floor. Distant sound of traffic, quiet like a hummingbird. Real birds chiming in.

My just activated hand-held Satellite radio now emanates the symphonies of Mozart, Bruckner and Schubert. Music to sip tea to and not think about music.

Piles of mail, things to organize, errands to run, more writing, calls, projects. But for right now, relax, rejuvenate, reflect, recover.

24 Responses to Home

  1. Welcome home Alex!

    Kick back, enjoy, and take time for yourself!
    It’s a great feeling. Savor the time as long a you can! You deserve it!

  2. I too travel a lot for my job (although not this year < sad face >)

    What I appreciate most – is the ability to make good coffee in the morning. To be still and quiet. To not repack my suitcase each morning – and not wondering on the weekends when housekeeping is going to show up.

    Enjoy your domain. Sounds like you have a great one!

  3. Alex,
    Just discovered your blog and really enjoy it. Take a rest, but don't stop posting!

    Been a fan since '88 or so.

  4. Nicely said.  Dorothy was right: There's no place like home (even though Oz may be fun to visit!)
    Enjoy your respite.

  5. Glad you are home sweetie…..heard you on The Boneyard Monday, great interview! Anyway glad all went well with the tour. Relax & enjoy.

    ~Elizabeth 😉

  6. Hello,
    Home is home and that's it! It's were we feel safe and comfortable.
    Enjoy your deserved rest. Do nothing, if that's what you feel like.

  7. Welcome home Alex. You deserve that rest. I mean, I saw you once on the tour and all of you were on fucking fire. Now imagine doing that for about 50 tour dates or so and on top of that all of the effects of traveling you must endure. Just try to drown out all those distractions that are piling up in your house and just enjoy a well-deserved break. Also, treat yourself to the infinite night life of New York City that you seem to love so much that you mentioned a couple blogs back!


  8. Welcome back Alex,

    I know the feeling. I just got home myself. I flew over your house, well NYC, this morning coming out of Boston. Enjoy your tranquillity.

    Mike m/

  9. Alex,
    Glad you're home. Rest and relax before your AST tour and your next TSO concert tour. Good night and sleep well!

  10. Hi Alex,
    I got to check out your Sirius XM show in NYC this past Monday. Great show. After the fan meet and greet, I made a point to shake your hand. You are very gracious to your fans. Thanks for taking the time to say hello.

  11. I was so exhausted. A simple task or chore felt like a major effort and all I wanted to do was take naps. Touring will do that to you.

    This week, I feel much better. Just rehearsed with the trio and we're getting lots of really cool new music together. What a difference a week makes!

  12. Everybodys talking XM and Serius, ok I do pay for Sat radio, but I never hear anying on there by AST, or what-ever you are all talking about– cant you post that here so we can look for it– I feel so left out…waaa- yes, I do want cheeese with my whine thank you….

  13. Im not going to beg… But just a reminder, that Fans do exist in Arkansas, Perhaps you can mention it to your booking peeps.
    Rest well Alex.

  14. Nice to know a great guitar player like you has a rest right now.
    It´ll be amazing to see you and the rest of the band in Mexico City next september. All the mexican metalheads are expecting you to thrash all the Cuervo Salon.

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