Me and Genebaby pretty much quit gigging about the same time and I joked about who would give in first and play out again. Well about a month ago I was working on a elevator jazz album for my mother in law as a gift for Christmas, then was asked to do a 45 min set of the same thing to some backing tracks at Old friends Vintage guitars during a wagon wheels street festival to just have something going on there.
So the owner over the next few weeks convinces me to work up two hours of different styles from old standards smooth jazz blues jazz and modal jazz for Oktoberfest he was putting together. I really didn't think it would go over that well and kinda was like what the hell I'm not doing anything anyway. He books me in one of the restaurants in the square for two hours Friday and Saturday, and.. It was truly one of the best ideas I never had. Took 15 min to set up and tear down I made more money in two hours between pay and tips than I have in 10 years for a gig. People were completely digging it, even had a gal that runs a local winery come in the second night to check me out and offered me a gig on the spot.
I have to say it was very unexpected and very satisfying to get positive feed back based just on your own playing, especially doing something I thought was pretty much dead in the water as a music form. I will add its considerably more challenging to play than you would think. I think I am going to roll with it and see how it goes stick to a two hour set. Who new playing Girl from Ipanema was a cash ringer.
Guitars good, drugs booze.. bad
The worlds best qoute ever
"take your Massengill-soaked vibrator from your wretched gutter clam"