I'm a freelance writer by day and a working jazz musician by night, and often I am able to combine my two lines of work. This blog is for posting gigs & various rants about music and life in general.

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Saturday, June 21, 2008

myspace, mygone

Ok, so I don't know why but apparently my new MySpace pqge is gone. I went to check my page the other day and got a message that the account is invalid, deleted by the user. *I* didn't delete it, I really don't know what happened. So someday if I get some free time again I may recreate the page. If this is what's going to happen 7 days after I work to put up information I think I'll say buh-bye MySpace. Can't be too mad, I guess...you get what you pay for, after all.

I did something last night I've never, ever done before. Had a gig with the Swing Daddies at Swinger's Grille. I was in sort of a rush to leave the house so it should have been no surprise to discover, once I opened the car door to unload my stuff, that I forgot something. Not a Real Book or music stand, mind you. I forgot my freaking SAXOPHONE. So I had to go back home and retrieve it. I'm so glad this was actually an in-town gig. If it had been in Peoria like most of my work I'd have been screwed.

I guess that's not quite as bad as the time Kevin forgot his entire drum set on the way to a gig in Chicago and had to find a set at a pawn shop...but that's his story to tell!

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Monday, June 16, 2008

fun in the sun

With nice weather comes outdoor concerts, which can be an all-around fun experience. Here's one from last week when Kevin's group, the Vibe Tribe, performed at the new outdoor amphitheater in Normal. Sometimes I'll play with the group if he's expanding to a 5 or 6 piece group. It's always fun...I love the selection of tunes, but I definitely have to practice beforehand.
Thanks, Dad, for snapping this picture.

Kevin has several more outdoor gigs lined up. Check out his schedule!

And speaking of outdoor shows, we'll be attending the Iowa City Jazz Festival this year again. I think this will be our 9th year...I've lost track. This year headliners include Medeski, Martin & Wood, John Scofield, and Joshua Redman. Good times!

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Tuesday, June 10, 2008

more myspace

Since I got my feet wet creating a MySpace account for one of the bands I play with, I decided to bite the bullet and finally put up a page of my own. So, folks, here it is (drumroll):

I would like to add a few more tunes to the playlist and of course get some friends, but it's functional and will hopefully eliminate the need to send out CDs when requested by potential gig-hirers.