Yesterday was a pretty nostalgic. I had an emotional roller coaster that left my head spinning. It’s funny how being in a place that you used to live can flood into every thought, idea, and pore in your body. My freshman year if college was not my was easiest. I had a long distance relationship with “pocket change” that went sour that year, teaching me much of how I feel about love and life, a loneliness/outsiderness that hasn’t really left. It’s hard to explain to someone what it’s like being trapped in your head, but I’ll try. Everything you read, every conversation you have, everywhere you live – takes on a personality/trait of its own. You start seeing characters in inanimate objects, and write stories about them. I guess it’s my “coping mechanism” for when things are tough/don’t go my way. Every conversation has an insecurity attached and the fear of rejection is intwined in most interactions- even when I’m playing. (Ever notice how I keep my eyes closed in almost every venue but LeStats? Yup.)
It all kinda flooded back when I drove around campus. I remembered so many things from that year that I had pushed out… Gah… Oh well… Back to music stuff…
I LOVED the venue for the show last night. Sacred Grounds is a cool little “mystic” cafe right next to Busch Gardens. Karen, the owner is wicked sweet and really took care of me. She got me setup, made an Americano for me and even made it the exact way I drink them. #awesome
Had a great time playing and met a bunch of cool local talent. One of the guys even knew who Mal Hall, one of my favorite comedian pals, was. (Small world) I played for an hour before the open mic and then three songs during the open mic. Liz and Courtney came out to support and were both super sweet!
Tonight’s show is in Vero Beach, and I’m pretty excited to visit! Waldo’s is gonna go offfffff! 🙂
All my best,