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Thursday, January 17, 2008

Sick Again! ACK!!!

Well, you think you are over the crud, and it comes back!! One of the hazzards of working with children. They cough on you all the time! Of course the timing is bad as always. with all of the PR the band has recieved this month, we booked an extra gig for tomorrow night at the Gathering Place in Cherokee Iowa. This is going to be tough! But, as they say the show must go on:-) I am going to drink a ton of fluids tonight, and hope for the best! The show starts at 8:30 so I will give it my best shot.

BTW, I am probably going to be posting off and on this weekend. It is going to be busy, sick or not! However, I hope that by Tuesday things should be back to normal! It has been a wild ride this month. With all the gigs, the class, and the reporters:-) I feel like a rockstar:-D However, I am glad that by February I should be back to the plain old anonymous blues blogger who teaches school by day, and plays piano at night. It is nice to be just a regular joe:-)

UPDATE

Well I woke up this morning and I couldn't talk. So the big gig is off for tonight. It is unfortunate that this had to happen, but it is one of those things. If you can talk you can't sing. I suppose an evening of instrumentals is possible, and probably something I should work up so that if this happens again we can play.

UPDATE II

Still not well, and not sure if I am better or not. I don't think I have slept since Wednesday night. Still drinking fluids, but my fever is coming and going. It really feels like flu to me, but I got a flu shot so I don't think it is. I have to be in Des Moines Monday, and I am hoping to be better by then, but I have learned that sometimes it is best to just wait out this stuff, and not force it. I suppose you let nature take its course. I do know that it sucks to be sick when you are a performer, because it is hard to put on a show when you are feeling sick. That is why I think Bobby Darin was an amazing artist who performed with a heart condition for years. That guy had guts! I wish I had just half of the bravado that Darin had, and who knows where I would be:-)




1 comment:

Jan said...

bluesman: I'm sorry to hear that you are sick. It sounds like your band is doing great. Congratulations.

I love this blog. I love that you obviously care about music. Any music that moves you. Thanks for introducing me to so much great music.