So this month kinda starts back a life I used to have pre-fatherhood and pre-marriage. What is it? Is it a good thing or a bad thing?
Well, a good thing. I have been playing more in front of crowds. All this month I was asked to lead the music at the church I go to. For me, that is huge. After I got married I pretty much stopped playing gigs. Why? I don’t know. I just did. I mean, I still played with the band a good bit, but within about 5 months after I got married the gigs faded out some. Anyway. So I’m leading at church…then I get a call from little Bear’s aunt Mika-lou about playing a revival one night. Well, that is tonight. The two of us will be wailing away singing and worshipping our little hearts out on the ground.
So what is next? I don’t know, but I am getting a taste for playing music again. Not hopping from coffee shop to coffee shop trying to squeeze a dime out of the crowd so it is a little worth my while. I don’t think it is the thrill of being in front to perform even though that has been fun. I think it is actually the music side of the view. I am really enjoying playing these days. Between teaching the guitar class at the ol’ University and filling in at church and leading on Sunday nights…I am just having a good time. I think my voice is beginning to come out and my “style” is forming and peaking through the wall that is my emotional torso.
So will I write a song about you? Maybe. I think it is time for that. It’s freakin’ time to get all of this mess off my heart and out in the midnight air…away from my mind and into the starry night.
oh, and the best part about being a married musician. After the gig, you never have to smooze the ladies and try to get numbers. You already get to go home with the most beautiful one…your soulmate. That makes singing and playing all the better. (Love ya, lovely.)
Until next post…rock on!!!!!
Oh, if anyone runs into Clay Alligood or Robert “Dig” Dixon, send them my way. Those guys know how to play some kickin’ music.