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  • Finally Caught Up

    LOL.. I'm sitting here post-gig tired out of my mind.

    I've been waiting for it to hit. Being 43 and going to school during the insanely demanding summer sessions is brutal. They're 3 week sessions and the workload is like 5 hours a day. I'm looking forward to the Fall semester because although I'll be going full-time I wont "appear" to be as busy. Add this 60 day never-ending cycle of 11 gigs in 14 days thing that happened and it was bound to catch up. I knew I was overbooking when I was taking the gigs in Jan-Feb but, it's tough to turn down any date that doesn't have something written in it in my book.

    Not all is lost though...I play Friday and two Saturday and then were taking an overnight excursion to the Canadian side of Niagara Falls. Which is funny because it's about 12 minutes from my house and the actual "Falls" is not really our destination. The kids want to eat at Rain Forest Cafe and get ice cream from the Hershey store

  • #2
    I remember when my daughter was young enough to get excited about the Rain Forest Cafe.

    I have double headers booked the next couple of weekends so should be interesting for this geezer musician.
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    • #3
      lol @ the 43 year old complaining aobut getting old.
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      • #4
        Enjoy your trip to Canada eh?
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        • #5
          lol @ the 43 year old complaining aobut getting old.


          David don't be a punk You obviously missed everything AFTER my age.

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          • #6
            David don't be a punk You obviously missed everything AFTER my age.


            When I was your age I did all that and walked 5 miles through the snow to get there. Up hill. Both ways.
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            • #7
              When I was your age I did all that and walked 5 miles through the snow to get there. Up hill. Both ways.


              Right.

              I had to get up in the morning at ten o'clock at night half an hour before I went to bed, drink a cup of sulphuric acid, work twenty-nine hours a day down mill, and pay mill owner for permission to come to work, and when we got home, our Dad and our mother would kill us and dance about on our graves singing Hallelujah.

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              • #8
                I still get excited about going to the Rain Forest Cafe

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                • #9
                  I hear ya. The full time day job (which includes a lot of travel) plus 8 gigs in 10 days really kicked my ass a few weeks ago.

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                  • #10
                    Yep..2 weeks later I feel the same way as when I originally posted this. I'm finishing up a stretch of 10 in 13 days. I slept for 12 hours and have the last gig today at 6. I'm off for 4 days then I pull 12 more in 15 days. Fall semester starts in there too.

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                    • #11
                      I hear ya. The full time day job (which includes a lot of travel) plus 8 gigs in 10 days really kicked my ass a few weeks ago.


                      Yeah man that's a lot of gigs. People fail to realize how much work it is to play that much whether it's a full band or solo.

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                      • #12
                        I can sympathize with you. I used to go through the same thing when I was a public school administrator during the day and a gigging musician at night.

                        But since I'm retired, I'm now a full-time music bum.
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                        • #13
                          But since I'm retired, I'm now a full-time music bum.


                          Whoo Hoo! Nice!

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                          • #14
                            Yep..2 weeks later I feel the same way as when I originally posted this.

                            that happened to me a couple of months back when I had a massively difficult weekend including an out of town festival. I got exhausted and it took me weeks to snap back.
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                            • #15
                              that happened to me a couple of months back when I had a massively difficult weekend including an out of town festival. I got exhausted and it took me weeks to snap back.


                              Gets crazy..I just got back from the last gig until Thursday and I feel pretty fricken good though. It's usually that way after playing though. Tonight was the closing for this huge festival the city puts on every year. It was a crazy early party on a Sunday and I had a riot.

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