Much to our dismay, Japan is still under stress, coping with everything including the meltdown. Two good friends of mine are still there. One of my best friends is still in Nagoya trying to find a way to drive down south away from Fukushima. Not nice of an opening, I know, but these are facts.
I had a good gig at Route 196 tonight. The people were great, though Paul had to skip tonight’s gig due to his cooties. Matt Warren of Ephesus was kind enough to take Paul’s spot and cover and even played some extra songs to please the crowd.
Ah, I miss Baguio. I miss Lady, Pablo, Axis that Wednesday night with Jaz and Zelimir, Kalaw and the people around it, plus plus. The other day I was just having flashbacks of how my day would be if I had decided to not take the studio job and get a life. I would be having coffee at 11 am in the cold weather with fresh flowers and listening to random music I don’t have to necessarily like too much; but look forward to a day that’s so calm and wait for an evening at Rumours, see Inyong, the nice bartenders there and Norma, the cashier. Lest we forget Andy who co-owns it with his partner — such a nice couple those two.
But this is me now, all for the sake of devoting my life entirely to music without worrying about the future too much (that it needs to be dealt with now). I’m having fun at work — that I wouldn’t really call it work so much — only if I lived a little closer. Everybody at Loudbox has been helpful and I wrote my first arrangement today, besides my first box casting and it seems to have made the cut, so I’m happy about those little victories.
Life really isn’t that peachy, but it can be if you put yourself somewhere you deserve to be. Trust that anything can happen and that if things don’t go so well, you’ve got yourself, and that’s more than enough company to get you through.
Looking forward to tomorrow,