I sat down last night to do a “few minutes” of drum practice and found myself caught in the drumming zone where almost two hours blew by. I’ve figured out a new drum part for one of our band’s songs, Lisa, which I’ll unveil at Monday afternoon’s jam. It barely involves drums and there’s a good chance it will fail to fit in the song when the whole band is playing but I’ll put it out there nonetheless.
If you’re not failing then you’re not trying!
Otherwise our band regrouped on Thursday for a post-summer vacation jam. Things went well and I’ve been practicing this week so I didn’t make a complete fool of myself. By that I mean that my inner critic did not scream, “a DRUNKEN MONKEY could play better than this” at me.
Previously during the week I squeezed in a showing of Quentin Tarantino’s new film, Inglorious Basterds, that follows a group of American guerrilla soldiers on their hunt of Hitler’s soldiers during WWII. It’s as strange and bloody as one would expect from Tarantino and I thought it was one of his best films. Certainly one of my favorites.
Tonight we’re out at Chris and Rachels to celebrate their daughter’s birthday. Tomorrow there’s a soiree at Shannon and Vanja’s to say goodbye to their old place before they move at the end of the month. Monday we jam, Tuesday I school myself in all things software, and Wednesday I’m back at work.
When I looked at my calendar this morning I realized I’ve booked every weekend right up until Oct 24, so if I pass on attending anything it’s because I’m probably not in town or otherwise occupied! I’m looking forward to November when things have slowed down again.