Monday, February 23, 2009

May Gig!

The 169 Bar
169 E Broadway

May 23 6pm

Plan to be there!

Friday, February 20, 2009


Feb 20

Five Points Open Mic!

Life Lessons
If there was a degree program for Life Lessons......I figure I have a Phd. by now.
So I was traveling right? Now I am not one for attention to details, but this was a pretty BIG one that I missed. I flew out of one airport, where I left my car (remember this is the first time I ever drove myself to the airport) And un beknownst to me, I had booked my return flight to another airport, not close to the departure airport at ALL, with my home in the middle of the two.

So I had to take a cab to the original airport after 2 hour delays...Fun stuff. Good times. Earning my Phd in life. But Is there a reward besides "Well I won't do that again"? cause I probably will do something just as thoughtless in the future.

Like I said, I am not one for details.

But I really hate the process of learning. I like Knowing stuff, but mistakes hurt, especially really expensive ones.


OK, I got there. I got there and thats the point. I don't know how to do showcases, my promo is shit, and I performed horribly for 2 people. But I GOT THERE. And the last time I was on this part of the learning curve, it was street performing in the freezing cold, and I did get better at it till I was pretty good bny the time it was warm enough to count.

So off to an open mic tonight (also gratefully INDOORS)

And perhaps my fingers will go to the correct frets on the guitar like my brain keeps telling them too.

And perhaps I can remember to breathe. I forget that alot. That and to drink water (coffee in this case actually doesn't count, only chlorinated, fluoride filled water will do for proper hydration). PHd. in life.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009


Ok, so I am in Memphis TN today and I started traveling at 7am.
I took myself to the airport in my car and parked it in long term parking. Not a big deal to some, but to me, well I never did this before, so new thing...=Big deal. Then a plane ride with not one but two screaming kids, and IT DOESN"T BOTHER ME!! I was really like, ok, they are upset, and I am here, but I am not upset.


And I navigated from the airport in TN to the rats ass hotel in Arkansas (West Memphis) and I am trying to ignore the roach on the floor in the corner, but ok. Its Ho Jos. And I am renting a new Kia that I didn't know was on because it wasn't making any engine noise.

And I have time to write. This is not like travel of days gone by, sleeping at the Sleep-In with 20 other people in the room, and performing on the street. While I may not be making money, I have a room to perform in tonight and I actually spent a shitload of money to be here. Investment in the future, and investment in sanity. And investment in dreams which really is the best investment there is. Dreams. I think from now on I will al ways invest in my dreams cuz really thats all I have thats real.

So here I am living a dream. Traveling musician.

Boy am I scared shitless!

Thursday, February 05, 2009

April Gig!!!!!!!!

April 4
Sat 8pm-10pm

with Lois Divilo

Oasis Cafe
18 Schooley's Mountain Road
Long Valley, NJ 07853