Saturday, October 23, 2004

Boyfriend say...

This was taken this afternoon (he didn't see me with the camera). We were waiting (and waiting and waiting and waiting) for another band to finish sound check so that the group he was playing with could play the opening set...and we could go home. It's not that we don't like this beach (we do), but it was shaping up to be an unpleasant experience. There was no one at the show. Well, not literally no one, but very few. It's not an event he's played before, but in the past it's been at a different resort and they've had 'real' headliners. The headliner for today's blues show was a Toronto guitarist who now lives in Nashville. Nothing against either city, but they're not exactly hotbeds of the blues. And trust me, I heard the guy's sound check. I joked with the guitarist the boyfriend was playing with by saying, "I think the promoters may have been a little mixed up--they should be opening for you." But the only way boyfriend could play the gig today is because it was the opening set. We left the venue as soon as he was done and had just enough time to grab a bite to eat and dash home so he could change and head off to his next gig.

As I was ironing his clothes (aren't I nice?) and he was giving himself a haircut, he suddenly laughed and said, "Sometimes C. (the bass player) just stops playing. You can't just stop playing! It's like that Tom Hanks movie: There's no crying in baseball! If all else fails, just groove. Everybody knows that--that's the oldest rule in the book. If you screw up, just groove. And if you make a mistake, make it loud and proud!"

So the next time you're feeling a little unsure of yourself, keep that in mind. If all else fails, just groove...and do it loud and proud. Posted by Hello


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