Yesterday, I spent the day at my grandparent’s house in Oakdale. They just moved from their home in San Jose and purchased a lovely log cabin with 5 acres of land out there. I’m insanely jealous. How old do you have to be before you retire? Sigh…
I’m sitting in my Mom’s kitchen in San Jose and just finished drafting my Fantasy Football team with a few of the chums from the guitar store I work at. Overall, I think I nailed the draft. May need to trade a WR for a RB, but if you’re reading this, you probably don’t care about that. 🙂 (My team name is CSI Hernandez… I know… it’s amazing… In another league, my team name is The Johnny Hancock’s. Just as good…)
I played a featured set during the Open Mic at the BrainWash cafe tonight. It was a fun and quiet little set. And I was so thankful to the BW for agreeing to have me. I really wanted to play a show in my hometown/bay area, and Tuesday nights after major holidays aren’t necessarily the best nights for shows. I had a great time however and got to see Paul Aldama from my old Church and Kurt Porter from many of the open mics at Lestat’s. (He lives down here now.)
I played about 8 songs, and the open mic was pretty low attended, but everyone who played was really good. About 8 artists in all took the stage, and I don’t think I had to suffer through a single song I didn’t find agreeable.
Amanda and I ordered food and coffee at the BW and it was great. I had a three cheese grilled cheese sandwich that had blue cheese in it, and that was a new one for me. Definitely gonna try to recreate that one. Oh yeah! I made breakfast for everyone at Grandma’s. Let me set the scene…
You open your foggy eyes… you hear a knock on the door…. Josh Damigo walks in with blueberry pancakes, two strips of bacon, scrambled eggs, and says, “Wake up, beautiful….” BOOM. You got Amanda’s morning. 😀
We played “Would you rather?” with my grandparents last night too… and we found out that my Grandpa would rather have a weekly Skype session with a character from the muppets over Tom Brady. (I gasped…) “Which character?” you ask. Grandpa said, “Isn’t that Miss Piggy one of the Muppets???” We all roared with laughter.
Tomorrow night is my first time playing in Sacramento in a very long time. I’ll be playing at The Naked Lounge on H Street. (I believe that’s right… we’ll find out, I guess…) I’m not sure if there’s an opener, cause Jeff never told me, but I’m sure it’ll be great. After that, I start the 11 hour drive to Seattle. Oh boy….
One other thing happened today that was kind of a bummer. I got asked to play Jim Croce’s 40th anniversary of his passing at Croce’s in San Diego. I’ll be on tour in Bangor on the 20th of September, so I can’t make it, but if you live back home, you should definitely consider going out. It will definitely be a night you’ll never forget.
Love you guys. Go see a show will ya?