And now, a real world update:
It’s time, once again, to dust off my sticks and lay down some grooves for the masses. Yours truly has been yanked out of retirement by a local blues band, so if you’ve been wondering where the old ‘botster has been the last few weeks, I’ve been learning a new set of tunes and polishing up on shuffle beats. The guys I’m hooking up with have all played together for years and I’m really excited to be joining their merry band of musical miscreants. Plus, I’ve been sort-of been missing the stage time since sitting in with a few groups over the last few months so the invitation to join the group as a full member was a welcome chance to fill that void.
I’m sure I’ll have some interesting stories to share with you from the gigs and hopefully some recordings as well.
Rest assured, I have not given up the fight for our Constitution and country but a man has needs, as they say, and this man needs to take out some frustration on a new set of drums.
Oh, did I mention I got a new kit?
Here’s a pic.
I’ve been rehearsing like crazy for my first outing with the band which is tonight and tomorrow at two different local pubs. I haven’t been in a bonafide band for over ten years, so this should be a blast.
Well, I’d better sign off for now. it’s almost time to go load up, hit the road and load in. If you want to play, you’ve first got to play roadie.
More to come. Y’all have a great weekend!