Some thanks those that support me, and YOU could fill my own calendar

Hey VanceFans!

I have an open stretch 'tween now and middle of March where there’s not a lot of gig work but plenty of coaching. I do have a private party in Delaware on Friday 1/20 (they’d surely invite you to come if you just *had* to see me, so PM me if that’s the case)...

Tell you what - if you live between Delaware and Boston, and you want to have some sort of Vance shindig on Saturday the 21st (now an open date, Baltimore with Ellis has been cancelled) or Sunday the 22nd, I’ll be at your house on the way home!! Sure, let’s VanceConcert our way through Inauguration/Million Woman March Weekend.

In the meantime, I want to shout out to small businesses that help me love life and do my day:

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http://focalpointopticiansinc.com

These people are responsible for my yellow progressive-lens sunglasses, my upside-down hobby glasses (where the bottom is open for close up model plane work), and general eye care. I’ve been going there for almost 30 years. In Newton and Brookline MA. Worth the trip. Tell them I sent you.

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https://www.facebook.com/Doodle-Doos-and-Dogs-Too-Grooming-459043707503601/

Only Candace will groom our dogs. Ever. Yeah, poodles have to be groomed special like that for health reasons. Thanks Candace. She does all kinds of dogs, but Poodles and Doodles are her specialty.

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https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=vlad%20the%20astrophysicist

You should just get Peter Mulvey’s book Vlad The Astrophysicist. Peter Nevins’ woodcut art is museum quality. Thanks Peter Mulvey for the big picture. Love you bro.

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nheusen@cambridgesavings.com

“What’s a mutual fund? Look at my teeny savings - what should I do with that? Explain compound interest, please?” Neil at Cambridge Savings Bank in Arlington cheerfully fields questions, reviews account details, and apparently isn’t fazed by the financial stupidity of the people who sit in front of him. Thanks Neil.

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http://www.greatwokarlington.com

Great Wok. So? So what if they recognize my name when I call? So what if they tolerate my excruciatingly bad and probably racist mangling of Chinese language? So what if the delivery guy knows by heart where our house is and likes our dogs? Best wings and chow foon noodles ever.

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http://www.villagetravel.net/services.html

Village Travel Agency. I haven’t booked flites without them ever. They get the musician thing too, and will balance out whether the flight is cheaper versus Southwest after bag fees etc. Dasa, the owner, is a Goddess.

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Thanks to all you small businesses. You’re great at what you do, you treat me like I’m the only one that matters, you’re thriving when the news and pouty pundits say you’re not supposed to be. You are how it is done.


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