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Hello there folks!
Benjamin here again! Hope this email finds you well and doesn’t fall into your spam folder!
Last night, I had the privilege of playing at a new-ish place, called Bourbon and Barley - over in the Short North area. Let me tell ya, the parking was a catastrophe. I ended up parking about a ½ away from the spot, which doesn’t sound bad in theory - however, once you start adding in the gear that needs to be transported, it turns into a journey! I later found out that it was the beginning of the Blue Jacket season.
As some of you may know, I have had a history of losing/misplacing things. I’d like to say that I am getting better storing/organizing things, but apparently last night was trying to test me. Somewhere on that 1/2 mile hike to the bar, I dropped my keys. The good news is that I found them. They were sitting on the sidewalk about 100 yards from my car, which is exactly where I thought they would be. Yay!
Last night’s performance went well. My friend, Cylia, played with me and helped make the night last until 12:30 AM! It was a late but fun night. Bars are tricky. Sometimes people pay attention, and sometimes they don’t. Knowing your role and keeping your ego in check is SO important.
As for last night, it took a while...however, by the time we left, people were listening! At this point in my life, I’ve come to realize that I can sing to the backs of heads for two hours and still have my heart filled if at least one person is engaged...or engaged at some point in the night. I believe that EVERY musical performance has meaning and dignity.
Anyways, that’s my little rant. Here are some of my upcoming shows this next month!
Saturday, October 19th
Friday, November 8th
As usual, let me know how you're doing! I love responses and getting updates from you. Especially if you're putting up with my updates!
Have a SPLENDID Saturday, my friends!
Peace and love,