Tuesday, February 5th, 2019 11:19 AM
Good morning! It's about 10:30, another dismal Winter day out there. I've been awake about an hour, and just got done answering a few unemployment questions for somebody. A jarring experience, having to think before I've had my coffee, but I'm glad to help with that stuff. Surprised that I remembered as much as I did; but then, working someplace for 22 years, that information is pretty much tattooed on your brain.
Music News. A gig Saturday night, 7 to 9, at Arlington's, with Ocean State. Our third time there. Good food, nice atmosphere. I don't play in bars anymore, but I do play in restaurants. They're not as raucous, and we usually get fed.
I have a gig of my own, but it's not until this Summer. August 23rd, at Robbie's. Don't know if I'm going to do trio or quartet, but there will be at least three warm bodies making sounds. Getting the itch to start doing my own stuff again. I loathe booking- the endless rounds of phone tag with clubowners, and other onerous duties- but it's a necessary evil. Nobody to do it for you- unless you pay them their 15%. So more on this as the year progresses.
Some things on YouTube you may not have heard. Plus I've been working on some Playlists. There's one for gigs, one for some sessions I did with a bass player, some cuts I dd with a group called Senses- and a ton of guitar jams, in various playlists: Uptempo, Ballads, Swing, Bebop. And there's even a Country Playlist. Only three or so selections, but it's still there.
Making my YouTube page a fun place to visit. I always think of New York(or a certain Twilight Zone episode)when I hear "nice place to visit"...
That's all I've got for now. Thanks for reading, as ever. Happy Tuesday to you! Hey, the sun is even out--for awhile. i'm outa here. More later.