Up late and wired after band practice...  

Micah461 54M
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7/7/2006 1:51 am

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7/7/2006 1:53 am

Up late and wired after band practice...

Some guys go buy a car, others a boat, airplane, motocycle, hovercraft (eels optional), any number of things as a result of mid-life issues.

I started a rock band. I bought 4 Taylor guitars: a Baby (3/4) for my son, a Big Baby (15/16) to take traveling, A 314CE 6 string, and my favorite, a 354CE 12-string. Prior to these guitars I'd of told you I play crappy. I'll be dammed if the best guitars in the world can't make you play pretty darn good!

There's 4 us that meet twice a week, here at my house and at a fun little dive cafe in Point Loma. 6 hours a week isn't enough! I come back with a huge smile on my face and wired for a couple hours.

We KILL on a couple of covers; Kiss Me by Sixpence None The Richer, Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd, There She Goes by the LAs, Sympathy by Goo Goo Dolls. Any one know a drummer, bassist, and keyboardist that are looking for a group that likes almost anything?

I spent 5 years singing tenor in my church choir and enjoyed it for the most part. I originally started because my mom asked me, there was only one tenor at the time. The first year was great, the second and third so-so (the choir director would ask me to sing bass if the other guys didn't show and I HATED that) The fourth and fifth fantastic. Mom passed in Sept of 2004 and I stayed on for another year. I left when I noticed that the service liturgy was becoming a moving target. Every other week there would be an insert with new service liturgy. Rarely would we stick to the liturgy that I had grown up with. I called my pastor and told him about my frustration. He acknowledged it and said that for many of the congregation, the desire was to bring "mystery" back into the service. The inserts and ever changing liturgy were going to be a regular part of the service. I told him that I didn't like it at all and if he and the liturgist polled the congregation, they'd find that most of us don't care for the new stuff.

So I quit going to church. I did a little "church-surfing" but couldn't "find the bubble" again. I dropped choir and had no outlet for my music.

I answered an ad on Craigslist and met some of the coolest guys I ever known. We play off each other in ways I've never heard of before. Complete, absolute, FUN!

I'll pull out the bagpipes this weekend and drive the dogs in the neighborhood nuts!


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