Raise your hand if you’re sick of guitar/Lizardfish/gig posts.
On second thought, don’t raise your hand. I don’t care what you think. Here’s another one.
Earlier today one of the guys in the band submitted 2/1/20 Set List Draft #2. I was in the middle of my lunch break at the time so I typed the list into a Google Doc and sent it around, and then went to hearthis.at and built a playlist of the entire list and shared that around too. I had an ulterior motive for that one though.
Jen has a work dinner thing tonight and I knew she wouldn’t be home until late. Tonight is a dad night for the kids so I had the house all to myself for an hour. I took that new playlist, ran my phone through a blue tooth speaker, plugged in the guitar with the full pedal board, turned up to (slightly less than) gig volume and played.
I made it into the second set, only one or two songs. I think one song was missing from the first set though so I have to check on that. I played for an hour solid without a break. I did have some real pain in my left hand for about two songs but it lessened as I went along. By the end of the hour I was noticeably tired and it was getting hard to bend the strings. That’s time to stop for tonight.
I played a lot in a short time. Notice that I did not say I played well. I guess I still have to work on that. My improv skills are down to about 10% right now, Captain. I need to open a ticket with engineering and get Geordi LaForge to work on that for me.
The gig starts almost exactly four days from now (9:00PM on Saturday). I need a lot more practice.
I’m pleased with my dumb ass for the moment though. I’m proud of me, fat boy.
My ears are ringing.