It’s said that if you’re into something, no matter how busy you are, you will make the time for whatever, or whomever it is. Every now and then we lose that reality as it relates to us. One of my obvious things is that I’m into music. In the past two years I had lost that drive that fired me. Not because of a loss of something I had, but by letting something effect me from an outside influence.
It was pointed out to me not long ago. Since then, I made a mental note to go find that drive and put it back in place. Such is the case of last saturday night after having a plan blown to bits I ended up filtering to a party. At that party I met quite a few interesting people. One such connection led me to hanging out for a little while at the infamous Canter’s Kibitz room last night. Apparently my new friend Rami has been hosting an open jam there for something like 20 years. That’s a damn long time.
It was refreshing to go there last night and see a packed room of people enjoying a bunch of different cats getting up to do one thing – Jam. Jam on songs that most people, but doing them in weird ways. I didn’t get a chance to make my way onto the stage last night, but I’ll be back and any time I hit in the future, I most certainly will. I heard a version of Surrender by Cheap Trick last night that was done in the style of Billy Joel. It was quite fun. Of course I was belting along singing at the top of my lungs with other new friends like Melissa and Stew and Rami’s girlfriend Emma.
Earlier in the day I took in a movie in between recording acoustic versions of some new Punk music Robert and I are working on. The movie was the choice of my friend Aubrey and was “He’s Just Not That Into You”. Ya, I went to see a chick flick and yes, my manhood is intact. The movie was actually extremely funny. I was laughing at a lot of it because you know that at some point in your life you were a little bit of each of the characters in the movie. Thus one can actually related to it if you’re a guy as well as a girl. I think Aubrey will be hitting Canter’s with me next week. If you’re around LA, drop in.
Due to hearing Surrender last night, I feel compelled to put it here – though it’s the original version as done by Cheap Trick. A veritable classic of a rock song. Killer guitar riffs, slammin drums, power bass, and all fronted by a vocals that never seem to go wrong. What more do you need? (it was a lot like the guy Morty fronting the jam last night).