For the first time in almost a year, have an actual gig this week!
A guitarist/singer named Dave Lykins is performing this Saturday the 14th and he's asked me to open for him. I'll play for about half an hour starting at 8:00 p.m. at Pick A Cup Coffee which is at 1813 W. Dempster in Evanston (see links on the right.)
After my last real performance last February (which many of you attended, thanks), I had a crisis of faith about why I'm even doing this music thing and that's why I haven't performed since then. I've just been playing at open mic's for the past year. It's hard to believe I'm actually going to have 30 minutes onstage, especially since I wasn't looking for a gig, but this was one of those rare opportunites that really just fell into my lap (thanks, Dave!). How could I say no? It'll just be me and my electric bass, but what the heck. It should be fun, at least for me.
BTW: This is how everybody should do new year's resolutions: on Así Es Joel describes his underachievement approach. My new year's resolution for 2005 was to start drinking. That's right, for almost 40 years I'd hated the taste of alcohol and I finally forced myself to get over it. It really took months of effort but, motivated by my new restaurant career and the need to know wine, I did it. This year I'm so proud of how well I did last year, I have no resolutions for 2006. I think if you do well one year, you can take the next one off.