Friday, April 17, 2009

Another busy day...

I was heading into Doo Wop Shop to start my lessons yesterday and let out a heavy sigh. (I love teaching, I was just tired.) Chase said something like "Hey, at least it's just one more day to the weekend!" And I was like, "Yeah, for you." Sometimes I envy these young guys with no real responsibilities to anyone else. But then I remember how much I love my family and my career, my students... it's totally worth it.

So today I'm off to record Alien Blue in the studio at 11. No idea how long that will take. Afterward it's the Garden Springs Elementary school carnival with my wife and daughter. That should be interesting; I can't remember the last time I was at a school carnival. Better bring some cash and a camera, I guess.

Got some really cool stuff going on with my career. I'm up to 28 private guitar students and seem to be adding 1 or 2 per week, which is awesome. (Now if only I could figure out how to attract more students to the group classes at the North YMCA...)

There's a guitar performance clinic with Muriel Anderson coming up on May 6th, which I will definitely be at and hope to bring a bunch of students with me. As Dave McLean puts it, she is "certainly one of the best guitarists walking the planet" so I'm pretty stoked about seeing her play and teach live.

Oh, but before that we've got the SDML Guitar Recital at the Beaumont YMCA on Sunday, May 3rd. I finally have a student performing a song in it. I'm thinking of playing one of my originals, too, but haven't really decided yet. Need to get more rehearsal time in. With so many students and other music projects going on, it's hard to find time to actually work on my own stuff!

On that note, though, I met a really cool bass player named Ethan. We jammed for a bit (using the drum machine, which is a bummer) and seem to get along pretty well musically and personally, so maybe a cool project will come of that. Just need a singer and a drummer now, preferably if the singer can play rhythm guitar.

Also been talking to Darren Zancan, my former bandmate from Down Jupiter. We seem to be patching up our differences pretty well, which is good because I really like the guy. Just had a difference of opinion that we couldn't get past. But there's already been mention of a side project and/or radio show, so that's interesting too.

Alright, all this typing is annoying my sleeping, pregnant wife, so I better knock it off.

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