I've certainly considered it but I worry I'll get lost among a sea of faces. I'm not sure I have all the right tools yet. I'm guessing the just me putting up a barrier because of fear. Plus, well besides you now, I only have one friend whose in LA. Have you lived there your entire life? Thanks for the open arms comment. That gave me a nice, warm picture to hold onto.
Grand Rapids is a cage with a beautiful coastline... for the time being. And I'm looking for a way out with a smile. I think you should play guitar at open mic nights. I would come see you. I'd hold up my glass and short for ya from the back. Yeah while we speak I'm in the middle of writing a screenplay. It's a new one so I'm stumbling over my characters yet. What's CA up to?
‘Old Delta Blues’ . . . music to my ears. Love to listen to old artists like Robert Johnson . . . and play songs like ‘I Believe I'll dust My Broom’. I know the chords for these types of songs but have never quite mastered the shuffle rhythm and turnarounds needed to give that real blues feel to the melody. If you have any pointers re. licks/ technique/ tabs etc. please feel free to provide.
Now I know you are attending Law School at night plus working full-time, so do not feel obligated in any way if time does not permit. Actually, I can emphasize with you completely as I obtained my Bachelor’s Degree (now quite some years ago) in a very similar way . . . working/ night & summer courses/ and finally full time study over a four year period. Not easy at the time but in the final analysis very worthwhile and justified.
Just noticed your guitar photo. Love guitars! Play rhythm myself . . . mostly to accompany myself singing. Average player . . . reached a plateau way back when . . . never really progressed much further. Keep meaning to take it to the next level and really become a ‘guitarist’. In the meantime, I strum along contentedly . . . ignorance is bliss!
Yes, that's me with Gerry at the INA reception we had for him in San Diego last July. The only regret I have is the picture was taken before my diet-I've lost 50 lbs since then and look a lot different!