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Tulsa at 4:32 a.m., Seal

Its 4:32 a.m. in the Tulsa airport. Tulsa. Oklahoma. Seal is playing on the airport speakers louder than I would expect from the Tulsa airport at 4:32 a.m. He sings the tile of the song so many times I go from thinking its not great, to knowing it and singing along, to thinking its horribly obvious and overthought if not mathematically calculated, to admiring them for their shamelessness, to certain it was focus grouped, to again singing. They've won.

I'm here with my friends Hernan and Aaron, also bandmates. We just did about 5 thousand miles in 3 weeks from Seattle through the Pacific Northwest to Colorado, some really out corners of Missouri and ending here in Tulsa. In 12 hours we will be playing songs behind 3 men from the ranches of the Mexican state of Durango in their 80's. They are the keepers of the tradition called the Canto Cardenche. We are creating our own tradition here with this thing that has developed with the band and the community growing up around us. Its not the Canto Cardenche, but its coming along.

Thanks everyone for coming by.

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