Friday January 15 2016
Waking up at 11:07 a.m.
Steel Cut Oatmeal with Cinnamon, Maple Syrup, Strawberries, Maca Powder, and Kefir. Yerba Mate Tea.
Teaching a lesson at Music Makers.
Grilled PB&J. Lentil Potato Curls. Apple. Oolong Tea.
Meeting up with Elliott and Nate at a Starbucks near Little Neck to transfer and exchange video footage from the racing weekend.
Rehearsing songs with Ana in her bedroom.
Then on to Norfolk for a rock show. Beforehand we get our grub on at Field Guide off Granby Street. Unfortunately, the closest parking place is near Work Release, where the show is gonna happen later. So for about six blocks we have to tromp through puddles and brace the pouring rain.
"We must really love our Field Guide to be walking through this," I tell Ana.
And it's true. There, I order the Yala Surfer (Grilled Chicken, Bleu Cheese Apple ColeSlaw, and Lupo Hot Sauce) and we share a side of Roasted Curry Vegetables. A delicious atmosphere.
Now to Work Release. I'm performing with Ladada on bass with Josiah and Bobby. We're on first. Then, a band called Due Diligence from NYC. They threw in the bass player from local band, Arms Bizarre, in the mix last minute cause I guess their bass player got too sick to tour with them. Issac, the lead singer, leads us all in a cathartic and interactive rally of rock n roll jams. We each get our own percussive toy instruments like tambourines, shakers, and clappers to make noise with during their set. Afterwards, the deejays spin the hip-hop, some retro and some current.
Back home. Glad to be able to rip off my soaked socks.
Sipping on Chamomile Tea.
Sleep 3 a.m.
[i] Images by Kevin and some by me.
Posted by James Robert Smith at 5:59 PM