Saturday, November 12, 2005

I had a good time on the radio today at Jazz Fm. I really enjoy being behind a microphone on the radio. I feel very comfortable and always have a good time. I wish I taped it. I am curious if my energy translates to good radio or is it a little to fast, high energy? Was I keeping people interested or annoying them to the point of tuning in elsewhere?

I was suprised to find out that only 4% of listeners pledge. Wow. Pretty low. I am glad I did get out of there pretty quick as no matter how much fun it was it doesn't compare to playing street hockey with the kids when I got home.

Only two more hours to HNIC (If those letters don't mean anything to you...sorry.)


Thursday, November 10, 2005

I think I may have broken through my procrastination streak (finally!!) Odd that it was a plumbing job that did it. I am so pumped to go to the basement and get out a guitar, blank sheet, pencil, eraser...I fixed two plumbing problems this morning that have been plaguing us for almost a year. I would like to thank John Coltrane for Sunship. This was the music that gave me the energy near the end when I almost gave up, kept going and did it!! (sounds like Everest or something) If you know me at all, you know that it is. I am definitely one of the most useless homeowners going. (maybe not!!)


Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Oh boy....that heavy, tired (lazy?) feeling of fall is setting in. Good thing the Grand Festivalis coming up to help us keep our chins forward!

These days I am not getting out to see as much music as I would like to and not even getting much work done at home. Is it possible I am using parenting as an excuse to be lazy? I really am pretty wiped after a day with the kids, a bit of teaching and zzzzzzzzzz. bedtime?...already?

I hope it is a phase. This business is not one you can slack off in. By that I only mean that, most of us are just barely hanging on and "making a living" might even be an exageration. If you stop die. (no Sonny Rollins type breaks here folks)

My laptop is slowly deteriorating. I hope it lasts..way too expensive to replace. I should put some energy into repairing it. Keyboard is even getting wonky now. I couldn't work without it anymore. (especially with the booking work every day for the Red Guitar)

I am hoping to get down to the Red Guitar for some of the Trumpet Is Jazz Special Series this week. Will be great to hear Lina play in a sparse environment like piano/trumpet duo on Thursday.

Oh yah, tune in to Jazz Fm on Saturday too (91.1FM) in toronto or as I am helping Walter with fundraising from noon till 1pm.


Monday, November 07, 2005

I am having a great day at home with Leo. I love mondays for that reason. However I did stay out a little late last night and I am pretty wiped. Funny to meet rob at a bar and then two other groups of musicians showed up and we had a nice little hang.

Fun to meet the bassist from Australia who will be playing at the Red Guitar a week from this saturday. He is here for a week before they head out east and do some gigs. I would like to try to take him to a hockey game while he is here.

Don't forget the 416 Improvisers festival is at the Tranzac Thurs -Sat. Lots of great music for only $5 per night.


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