Friday August 17 2018


Waking up at 11:25 a.m.

Bowl of Oat Flakes and Granola with Almond Milk and Strawberries.

Catching up business.

Practicing drums.

Scrambled Eggs. Salt n Vinegar Chips. Bagel with Vegan Cream Cheese. Irish Breakfast Tea.

Out and about on a hot Friday afternoon – teaching a piano lesson to Jolin – stopping at one thrift store – then a one-off lesson to Anna in Croatan.

Back home. Making dinner as fast as I can. Brown Rice Spaghetti with Veggies and Stuffed Mushrooms.

At Hoss’s Deli in Newport News for the DEJA gig. Drew warns us that it might be our last gig here cause we’re too expensive to hire or something like that. It’s always a supportive and raucous crowd here.


On the drive there and back I listen to a podcast with a guy interviewing members of bands from the 90’s and early 2000’s, mainly in the Christian emo/punk scene, like Squad 5-0 and MAE. There’s one interview with Dave Elkins that brings up some revelations for me. Feeling nostalgia for the road when I was touring with MAE. Thinking about writing my own songs and creating my own career with songwriting rather than what I’m doing now. It’s a difficult path to take because I teeter on sustaining my career as a teacher/business owner of Music Makers and a musician who records/writes/performs. It’s all about how badly I want it.

Sleep 4 a.m.

[i] Image by me.

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