Tonight I’m playing at the Rhythm Room in Phoenix (at 6:30 all ages!!! Hope you can come!!!)
So the show in LA was easily the best attended show I’ve played in Los Angeles so far! I guess it proves that moving somewhere really does help your draw… 😛 I played Joel Eckel’s Room 5 songwriter round with Leslie Lowe and Nick Bearden. I love playing songwriter’s rounds cause it’s simply 4 writers playing their “greatest hits”, like a mix tape of great songs! 🙂 I saw sooo many friends at the show that night, including Mark Strickland, Nina Storey, Kate Grady(SESAC – LOVE her!), Had Done, Michelle and Bryce Hitchcock, My bff Rachel Wilde, Aaron Kaiser, Lina, James Biskey, Amber, Ruby Cantu (and all of her friends!!!), LJ Howsky, Christopher Mintz-Plasse (McLovin was Mackin!!! I should have a new slogan… “Come to Damigo’s Show and get hit on by a celebrity!!!) and a few other lovable peeps. 😀
Before the gig, I chilled with my boy Stepchylde the Phoenix at Sussina’s Bakery. We talked about life and the things we had coming up, and will probably be getting together to write soon. I love Step. He’s mostly positive and always gives great advice. We jumped in my car, parked at Room 5, and took my equipment up to the venue.
As I was walking on stage, Scott Goldbaum was packing up his stuff and we talked for a second. He said, “Hey man, we have a mutual friend!” I said, “Really? Who’s that?” And he proceeded to mention my ex-“whatever-you-call-it”. I kinda just laughed at the awkwardness, and told him how I knew her. Then he laughed at it, but he seems like a genuinely nice guy, and I look forward to chillin with him in the future.
The thing about being a singer-songwriter is that normally you are emotional, and having someone that meant so much to you being mentioned before a gig that you’re about to play a dozen songs about her can make your show MUCH more enjoyable for the fans. (Because the “band-aid” on your “lovewound” has just been ripped off and is showing…) It’s also funny, because I swear that her ghost regularly floats around Room 5. I always see short little blonde girls without a single hair out of place in that room, and always think it’s her… Sigh… 😛
So I work until 2:00 today, and then I’m driving out to Phoenix. I’ll be playing on Phoenix’s NBC station around 11:00 on their Midday show. (I’ve got a funny story that I’ll share later today about how I met the peeps at Phoenix’s station.) But tonight is gonna be about hanging out with my boy, Trevor, one of my best friends, and a guy who knew me back when I wrote some of my first songs. (Including Pocket Change.)
Hope you guys have a great day, and I hope to see you on the road! 😀