Good morning! It's grim out there, folks. The usual white skies, and snow on the way. Plus we're all quarantined for the next couple weeks. But there are a few "escape clauses". The grocery stores and pharmacies will stay open- as well as the Cannabis Store downtown. I'm on their list for texts, and was informed that it's all done online now, a privilege formerly reserved for medical clients. Nice to know, but I'm saving my shekels for now..
Music News. Well, I still have a booking on May 1st at Robbie's. Hard telling what kind of shape we'll be in at that point, but the date is still there. I had something on April 25th with the Samba Llamas, but that's been postponed until September. Slim pickins...
In the meantime, working on my site and on some new music. Lots of new pictures up, and even a new section in the photo gallery: On the Road. From December of 1984 until March of 1986, I was a troubadour, playing all over the US and 1 month in Western Canada(province of Alberta: Calgary and Edmonton)with a 'variety' band. When I first joined, we did actual floor shows. I had to learn how to duck-walk for one of them(!) I still keep up with a couple folks from that band. Our keyboardist for one, who now lives in Nutley NJ with his wife(our former singer)and two kids. He's a 1954 model like me, and just celebrated birthday #66. Was glad to hear he's still alive and well.
I wrote a blog about life on the road not too long ago.. For some reason it won't paste here but --well, there you go. . http://thebleunote.blogspot.com/2015/01/road-repartee.html
Hope you enjoy the read. Working on some new music as well. With all the stuff going on around the world, it took a minute to get my concentration back, but I was able to get in the "zone" yesterday, and hopefully will be granted access today.
And that's my news. Last night I woke up in the middle of the night, 4 or 5 in the morning, and couldn't get back to sleep. About every 3 or 4 weeks, I get one of these days.Got a couple hours of good sleep, so I'm more or less fueled- just a little crispy around the edges. Thanks as ever for stopping in and reading. Happy Sunday to you! I'm outa here. More later.