For days, I feel like I’ve been in a non-stop slew of work, meetings, errands, and appointments. Paying bills, working on taxes, learning songs. There have been short, lucid moments where I think I have a handle on my massive “to do” list, but they’re fleeting. It’s been a busy week. And as Jared pointed out to me, it’s still only Tuesday.
But there is a silver lining. I’ve got Friday off to relax and prepare for the TCB show in Santa Rosa! This new club “Chrome Lotus” just opened up, and we’re gonna give it a go with Luv’n Rockets. I realize this is the North Bay, and it’s a bit remote. But if you’re anywhere north of the Golden Gate and south of the Oregon border, what else you gonna do Friday night? Hope to see ya!
The times, they are a-changin’ folks. In all areas of my life, things are shifting it seems. I guess that’s always the case, but there just seem to be a lot of balls in the air at the moment. New risks and opportunities abound. New paths to follow at work. New connections to make. Some interesting travel possibilities coming up for the band. For those, my instinct is to stress and be hesitant and skeptical. But those trips — almost without exception — turn out to be fun. In hindsight, some of my favorite memories over the last few years are trips I didn’t expect much of to begin with. Portland/Seattle. Reno. Good times with some of my best friends. They’re adventures. Those trips, at first I don’t like them, but I often end up loving them. But then, no is always easier than yes.
Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome.
— Samuel Johnson