I don’t know if it’s my age, my desire to do things the ‘right way’, my selectivity and lack of desire to start over and play tiny dumps for gas money and try to pack while brawls break out… maybe it’s my hard-nosed work ethic or maybe something in my playing that I’ve yet to identify (my tempos and timing returned to ‘normal’ a year after leaving FE)… maybe it’s something about me personally that I need to improve… but I’m anxious to be playing full time again… my eyes are always open and I’m in great health so, fingers crossed, this is the year I get back out there!!

January… Tick tock, tick tock… 🙂

February… I’m considering a smaller kit and lowering my expectations… tick tock, tick tock… 🙂

March… I’ve reached out to a couple fledgling groups with no members I’ve ever heard of… no response…

April… Still nothing… I’m still getting dates from the last touring group I’m on call for as a sub which is nice (had a great show in Illinois a few nights ago)… no one in these parts is interested which is about right… 🙂

May… June… crickets… I’ve reached out to a couple groups that were either forming or regrouping but never got a reply… patience… 🙂

July… schools out and I’m taking over the music room in my building once again… getting the kit cleaned up, tuned and setup so I can start practicing regularly… 🙂