Saturday, May 13, 2006

I am a little bit sad and lonely tonight. I made a mistake that I do quite often these days, falling asleep while watching all the exciting opportunities that awaited me had no chance of happening. I missed Don Francks at the Red Guitar, my pal Andy is in Town from NY and I won't get to see him.

To make matters worse, I listened to a recording of a concert I did this past fall and it wasn't very good on my part....makes me a little grumpy actually.

Now, while I type I am listening to another one I did this year which seems a lot better and is cheering me up already...hurrray...maybe I am not terrible.

I am heading into a busy weekend that is not aided by the fact that it is Mother's day on Sunday. Hmmm...I really don't know if I can do this grant application. My success at getting grants has been so minimal I think I might pass on this one.

Quite honestly, I would rather go biking with my kids than stay inside and write a grant application.

p.s. sorry for the lack of links and pictures these days...I have good reason for both but I will spare you the details for now.

Thursday, May 11, 2006

After a long day of paying bills, and cleaning and organizing the house I am heading over to the Red Guitar for the second set of storyteller Helen Porter with Rob Clutton and Lina Allemano.

It amazes me how much there is to do at home right now to get us back on track. I think this type of day or this type of activity in general is almost as important to my music as practising is. If I don't have the balance in my life that is required then making great music seems less likely.

see you at the club?

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

spring is always good for that feeling of renewal and for us it is quite literal right now. It has always been a challenge to manage our house finances so as an experiment Julie has handed me the reigns (sp?)

so far so good...haha...although I just paid a bunch of bills online and guess what is in the mailbox today. Damn. I used to just add them to the pile...should be interesting.

great visit from Kenny today...although I am mad at myself as I left my computer running having filled out more than half of the Canadian census (online) and my Mac shut down...grrrrr......(oh well...what's 25 minutes in the scope of life eh?)

I have extra impetus to get my web life up and going in new ways. (thanks Terry!) I have been threatening to turn this blog into a podcast and this time I am serious...heh I should download some now that I have a mp3 player....

It will be summer before all these web changes occur but I am pumped!

I wish I played some guitar today as, it always becomes less likely as the day goes on...have to go get the kids now (and bringing two extra home today too) Always good to help out...feels great and we all need help!

smell you later,

Sunday, May 07, 2006

I am really streamlining my life these days. Not in a very planned out, or organized fashion but my instincts are telling me to take care of my family, try to earn a meagre (sp?) living and get some rest. I will continue to write all the gigs and art openings and plays and movies and dance recitals etc. that I want to see in my calendar but I will be lucky if I get to any of them.

This may have to do with the music work I have coming up, ie. some really fun gigs between now and July 10. I know that a) I need to prepare and practise in order to get in shape to be able to play with my friends who are working and practising all the time and b) I have to practise because I am happier when I am practising.

This all may be my NHL hockey playoff malaise (does that word work there?) that I go through each year. Maybe I should read my blog entries from exactly one year ago. ( I think I will) and see what was going on. I keep a journal with pen to paper too but since I started blogging that is way less regular.

chow for now.

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