Yesterday ended up being a rather long day.
The night before it was an adventure in meeting someone new. Then it was a day of working on music, making calls, getting out library requests and also lighting a fire under the ass of the person doing work on my house. I did that by going in and taping and painting shit myself. Apparently if I want to get someone to get work done. I can’t do it by the example of doing my own work, I have to do theirs too.
Taxing to say the least.
By the evening time, I was beginning to wonder if I’d stick at home and chill. Then I sent a text message attempting to rally myself. My friend called me back, swung by and picked me up. Off we went to the final Juke. A blues dancing event. Mind you, I’m not a full on dancer like a lot of the people that go. But it’s fun to watch people move. I joined in on occasion. There was free home made beer. You can’t beat that.
To top it off there was a sobriety checkpoint directly in front of the venue.
To watch people getting selected to go through it was rather funny. Even if people were directed by an officer to not stop, many still did. That’s bizarre.
Another friend whom I hadn’t seen in a while lives less than a block from the venue and we skipped out to have a beer down the street as well. Catching up and having a good time.
I rolled in at 3 a.m. Whew. Long day.
Today I’m going to be doing a bit more cleaning around the house. I’ll also be practicing some songs for upcoming shows next week. To top it off, I’ve got another dinner tonight with a long time friend. Couple all this with the exercise schedule and I’m starting to feel a little bit of burnout in the energy department. I’ll need to get some rest tonight and make sure that dinner is extra packed with nutrition. 🙂
I found a CD in my collection yesterday that I haven’t opened. I opened it and imported it into my iTunes. It’s a band from long before my time, but they wrote some great songs. Thus I’m gonna roll with one now…
You’re hearing Crosby Stills and Nash. The song is Wasted On The Way. As I’m sitting here listening to the song I’m feeling like I’m being transported to the early 60’s. There’s a simplicity and innocence about the music that I don’t think I ever hear today. While I’m still wondering what the real message is – other than wanting water to carry one away, I’m going to make the connection to the title. In that if I don’t think about the rest I normally get, I will be wasted soon – physically speaking.
They have very lush vocals. I think that was their true trademark. The music is primarily acoustic driven with some fancy recording techniques. Some of which would become difficult by today’s standard. One is speeding up or slowing down the tape speed – not exactly easy to do in digital. At least not without having issues of artifacts in the audio.
Either way, sit back and enjoy. Then may you have a productive day!