Last night’s show in San Francisco was the best show I’ve had in the Bay Area to date. It’s always nice to go back to where I grew up and see old friends/places, and see the changes that are happening.
The staff at Hotel Utah was great. And Jeff, the sound guy was amazing. I had been asked to open, but then was made to follow a full band, which is not really ideal for a singer/songwriter (or fair) but I feel like I can take care of a room okay on my own. 😛 I had a dozen or so people there, but nobody from my childhood/friends from highschool. It was literally all people who knew me through my music. I guess that means I’m doing something right! 😀
Grandma came with me and I embarrassed her from the stage pretty good. I told everyone who was at the show that when my album, “Raw” came out, I asked her what she thought of it, and she said,”It’s okay… But that girl, Shawn Mayer… Man can she sing!!!” (Which made my jaw drop, cause Grandma complemented the only other singer on the album, and not me… Pshhh… Maybe she should be a music critic??? :-D) I dedicated, “Something’s Telling Me” to her and told everyone how she had taught me how to play baseball, and was my best friend. I was so glad she came with me. Mom was at Science Camp, Dad was waking up for work at 3am, Grandpa was just getting home from a 9 hour drive when we were leaving, and my little brother wasn’t old enough to get in, so the fact that she came was awesome!
I’m currently on my way to Redding which is a city I used to live near when I worked at a summer camp the day after I graduated high school. If I could go back to one time in my life, it would probably be that summer. I met my best friend Trevor, fell in love for the first time, and started writing music regularly. I was the camp cook…well… assistant to the cook… I pretty much did hot foods and helped with baking because my allergies were too bad to go outside and do hard labor. 😛
But this drive has been kind of hard. Not only is it literally bringing back every memory of Pocket Change that I ever had, Facebook suggested I “friend” the girl it’s written about today. it’s honestly so weird to have feelings for someone that you haven’t even seen in almost 10 years. She’s married now, and I’m happy for her, but I don’t think a part of me will ever get over her.
On top of that, last night, I had a dream about a different ex who I dated for about 4 years. I went to text her about it, and her facebook profile is her new wedding photos. ::ouch:: I don’t know why it’s so hard for me to let go of relationships but today has kinda hurt.
I stopped by my buddies, Stop Motion Poetry’s studio to record some songs of me with my loop pedal. It was really awesome, and those guys are really something awesome. I recorded “Pocket Change” and “Just Let Me Love You”, nd may have them available as a live LP or something. I’ll let you know. 😛
I’m currently listening to the Tampa Bay game and biting my nails because if they win and the Sox lose, we’re out of the playoffs. Come on, lucky spider tattoo!!! 😛
If you’re in or around Redding, I’ll be playing at the Post Office tonight around 6:30. Would love to see you! 😀