First Impressions of Hong Kong

Here I am sitting in a lovely room at the Four Seasons Hotel in Hong Kong. For those of you who might not have heard the news, I'll be the Featured Artist the Blue Bar here for the next 3 months. I'm only staying at this hotel for the first couple of weeks, then I move to an apartment a ways off. I'm feeling very blessed, but also very much like an imposter among these movers, shakers and wealth-takers.

Had my first taste of the real Hong Kong yesterday as I ventured out for a rehearsal with the band- it is teeming with people living in very close quarters, in extreme temperature variation from a/c cool inside to very hot and humid outside. I successfully managed to navigate my way on foot to the rehearsal space, but not without seriously breaking a sweat!

Here are some of my first photos of Hong Kong. Our flight passed within about 300 miles (if I recall the captain's words correctly) of the north pole, and I captured a couple of shots of some very bare land somewhere in the north. There are also a couple of shots from my train ride into HK from the airport- my first impressions of this country, with a mix of lush green hills and jumbles of tall buildings squished together.

Well, that's all I've got for now- the jetlag that comes with the 12-hour shift in time is throwing me for a loop. First show tomorrow evening- more news to come, so keep checking in.

Oh, and those of you who are on my mailing list will find out the unexpected item I found in my hotel bedside drawer- my first newsletter is coming shortly!

J

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