Thursday August 6 2015
Waking up at 11 a.m. My stomach is still aching but I feel a little better.
Aprium. Oatmeal with Cinnamon, Maple Syrup, Blueberries, Chia Seeds, and Kefir. Ginger Pear Tea.
Taking a trip out to KBD Systems, a hole in the wall repair shop for organs and keyboards. The RD-700 I've owned for many years has some problems from water damage and I need it at 100% functionality to use for DEJA.
Teaching a few lessons.
Grilled PB&J. Lentil Potato Curls. Honey Green Tea.
Teaching more lessons at Music Makers.
Ana sends me a song text..."This is my birthday present to you. ~ < 3"
Listening to her sing to me makes me all warm inside.
Slow Cooked Beans with Bamboo Rice and Broccoli.
Meeting up with the DEJA band in the theater room at Music Makers. It's kind of like an audition – beforehand I made sure to learn four songs so I can try out for the band. They're in need of a keyboardist/guitarist/vocalist. It's a totally different genre world for me: classic rock. I never really studied this kind of music before so it is going to be a challenge. I'm a bit nervous as I play through the songs with them. Besides Eric, the guitar player (who's my age), everyone else is what you would consider "old heads". I'd be the youngest of the group. This situation reminds me of when I first got hired by Mae and had to learn 16 songs in 2 weeks. Now I have to learn 21 songs in 3 weeks. Afterwards, they all seem to take a liking to my sense of rhythm and ability to learn quickly. I'm leaning towards committing to the challenge. It'll be my new job since I'll be resigning from China Wok.
Back home. Discussing my experience with Ana at the table over some Thomcord Grapes. On another note she's having trouble at work feeling alone and not connecting with her coworkers. Even though it's the job she always wanted there's a strong desire in her to feel close to people and she hasn't been able to obtain that at Trader Joe's just yet.
Staying up late figuring out songs.
Sipping on hot Apple Cider Vinegar and Honey Water.
Sleep 5 a.m.
[i] Image by Kevin Moore.
Posted by James Robert Smith at 3:06 AM