115º in Phoenix yesterday. Morning coffee with Matt, until the infamous Phoenix misters started up and we left the cafe.

During the performance I played the electric guitar and had fun with it. Did I play the strat in 2009 at all? I seem to remember that I last used it during the Summer tour of 2008. Band sounded very good. Houman played a nice tonbak solo at the end of “Snakecharmer”.

Today we are in Tucson.

From my mobile phone visual diary.

Jon and I spent more than two hours in the Shot in the Dark Cafe, drinking coffee, talking, and listening to Bob Marley. I think if the cafe had played radio at that volume I would have left after a few minutes, but reggae sounded fantastic. Finished reading “Soul Mining” by Daniel Lanois this morning. Inspiring book.