Sunday, October 21st, 2018 11:57 AM
Good morning, what's left of it. In bed at 1:30, up at the ungodly hour of 7something, then back to sleep until about 10:30. Feeling decadent but rested.
An enjoyable gig last night at Arlington's. The place was packed and then nicely emptied out at the end, which made for a smooth exit at the end of the gig. Their staff is friendly, and they fed us both times we've played there. All the earmarks of a great place to play. We're coming back there in December.
The calendar is getting busier again. One job in November and three in December. I remind myself, lest the calendar gets too full, that I always have the power to say no. So hopefully we can keep things manageable.
Certain aspects of playing out start to get to me when I'm doing it a lot: the noise and crowds. and often a huge age gap between me and the folks we're playing for- which usually means no attention from women(and that really sucks).So I'm trying to keep those negatives at bay..
What keeps me going is the playing itself. Playing the guitar is still a blast, particularly if there's some improv in there. If it were any less fun, I think I'd have given up long ago.
Today feels like it's going to be a good guitar day. More shedding, and as usual, anything salvageable(if I tape it)will go up on YouTube for your listening pleasure.
My subscriptions went from 49 back to 48. When that happens, I wonder what I'm doing wrong, if anything. Start to second-guess myself. But I'll keep trying..
Okay. This should be enough to read. Thanks, as ever, for reading. Happy Sunday to you! Jeg er outa here. More later.