- Up At Sundown
- $14 Friday
- Hoodie Out Of Mothballs
After finding that the 3 packs of strings had arrived in yesterday's (Friday's) mail, I lay down to take a nap at around 3 PM after having set my phone alarm to 8:48 PM. There was a chance that I would be up and at 'em, after just under 6 hours of sleep, given the positive energy boosting effect of having new strings and new batteries for my spotlight.
My peace of mind was disturbed by knowing that I would have to set aside 15 minutes for putting the new strings on the guitar and tuning it up, and then a few more minutes to put the new batteries in the spotlight, plus lace up them boots that I'm gonna wear.... It was enough to keep me tossing and turning for a while.
After 5 hours, I often feel that I am just getting into the all important R.E.M. cycle, and after being woken out of that state, I often go back and sleep until past the 8 hour point, which means I would have been better off setting the alarm for say 7 and a half ahead, and actually getting up at that time, rather than sleeping through the one 5 hours ahead. I lay awake thinking about that for a while.
My goal was to be at the Lilly Pad at 9:50 PM, a full hour earlier than I had been getting there.
I wanted to establish a presence at the spot, by occupying it more; kind of like my own Syrian-like war, between myself and rebel skeezers.
I got there at about 11:45 PM, after having slept through the alarm, if it had ever gone off at 8:48, and woken on my own, a bit after 10 PM.
A couple of hours and 14 bucks later, I rode back home, stayed up for half the day, and now am looking at being at the Lilly Pad an hour and a half from now, around 9:30 PM.
I have a chance to put some money aside, so that I can take some time off next week, when Jim the artist is in the studio at Tipitina's; to see if I can basically skeeze some recording time, or at least be given a demonstration of the Garage Band, or other, audio program that they use.
I could at least come out of that situation with recordings of Jim's stuff with myself playing on it, or vice versa.
I would at least like to record a few things with just myself on guitar, vocals and harmonica, and then be able to listen to it critically back at the apartment, and play along with it to see if I would add to it by adding to it, or if it should stay sounding like a Bob Dylan "Bootleg" album selection.
The black "New Orleans" hoodie that I hadn't touched since early April was put into use last night. I busked with it on, meaning that the temperature was in the low 60's. With November fast approaching....