I probably should have posted this earlier in some readers could have made it out to see us play. The Hot Pepper Band, whom I've been playing with, played tonight a the 4th of July Street Dance & Fireworks celebration. We had some issues. The sound company was running late getting things ready. We didn't … Continue reading 4th of July Street Dance & Fireworks
Well, it has been a while since I've posted here. In fact, it has been a while since I have practiced on a consistent basis. When I started working last March it got harder and harder to practice. Then I began getting stressed out at work, eventually quitting just a few months ago. In the … Continue reading Hello Again
Soo.. Went to rehearsal yesterday with the band I was telling you about in previous posts. There was a different drummer. A better drummer. What a difference! We got a lot of work done in a short amount of time. May be ready to gig much quicker than I was anticipating. And I was having … Continue reading Malawi Bay
That's right! Since I got a job, I have not had the time or energy to practice. Everybody was encouraging, "be a bus driver. It's a good idea. It's only a few hours a day, and you can practice during the day between routes." Ok, it was me who said all that. Except that I … Continue reading Having A Job Is Cramping My Style
So I've been trying to attain some speed and technique and more accurately played rhythms and make more complete ideas. Jazz improvisation is not the easiest thing in the world, but, it is one of the most satisfying activities I have ever experienced in life. I will be forever learning I think. The tune is … Continue reading How High The Moon, Sort of
Hopefully, this will be one of the last times I write about my hand on this blog. I got my stitches out this morning. My hand feels 1000% better! I'm instructed to use lotion to massage the scar to soften the tissue. They also gave me another hand brace with a silicone insert inside to … Continue reading Look Ma, No Stitches!