ANNALS OF JOE, AUG 14 - Vice Magazine just posted my essay about traveling to George Washington's birthplace with migratory bassist Joe Preston. What I wasn't able to fit in the article was our four hour passage from Philadelphia to north Virginia in a van with no air conditioning and windows that didn't roll down. By the time we arrived, my shirt was translucent with sweat.
Also, I forgot my camera and had to buy a disposable at the Mount Vernon gift shop. I'd forgotten what lousy pictures these things take. And I was kind of hoping that Washington's ghost might've popped up in a corner of at least one of the photos. That never happened.