A little busy, but no complaints since my last update. I didn’t get a chance to blog about my show last weekend at UnWINEd, which was due in part to how successful it was. Close to 30 people signed up for the mailing list. Just about everyone I spoke to wanted on. Consequently, the time I might have spent blogging was instead spent adding the new names to my address book and sending out a welcome message. Not a single email bounced back, which means that a.) I could read their writing (which isn’t always the case, especially when the audience is drunk) and b.) all the addresses are real. It’s nice to be appreciated. Really, it’s hard to describe how refreshing and rewarding it is to perform for an audience with open ears. To those who know me personally, I know I keep going on and on about this, but it's true. I guess I've been longing for something like this a little more than I realized. Michael is back from Madrid now, which means we’ll be together again at UnWINEd this coming Saturday. We played at Jose O’Reilly’s last night in Norwood. Even that went better than we expected and felt a little different than I remembered. We added a few names to the list there as well.
Something a little interesting… This guy came up to me after the last set and wanted to know how to play “Stand By Me” (that was our last song). I showed him. He seemed really appreciative. It was kind of weird. That’s never happened to me before. He went on to tell me how he had started learning to play the guitar over the past few years and had recently been practicing a lot. I guess it stayed on my mind because it’s nice to think that no matter where you are or what time it is (in this case, it was 1 AM on Saturday night/Sunday morning), music never loses its ability to inspire. Knowing that I very often get to be a part of that experience makes me feel lucky.
In other news, I went to a Mets game this Thursday. The new stadium is awesome. I had very good seats courtesy of a very good friend. He might make a Mets fan out of me yet.