Saturday, April 18, 2009

Blinding lights that breach the Paris sky…


instrument :: b & g lounge, south windsor, ct :: april 11, 2009

If you’re new around these parts, I’ll save you the digging though the archives and let you know that a good friend from college is in a little indie band.  (You can thank me later. LOL)  They’re really good and in an effort to support D, I’ve gone to so many shows I wound up becoming friends with all the guys.  I’m also the unofficial official (official unofficial?) photographer.  Whatever.  I take a lot of pictures for them. That means I have to go to see them play - that’s a lot of traveling.  This month alone, I’ll have gone to CT three weekends in a row.  Last weekend, I was in South Windsor.  This weekend, I was in Hartford.  Next weekend, it will be UConn - Storrs.  After that, I’m Delaware bound and possibly Manhattan bound as well.  I live in New Hampshire, so I’m on the road WAY TOO MUCH for a sane person.

I wouldn’t change it for the world.

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, in a completely different life, I spent a lot of time in local clubs watching other friends’ bands.  I really like revisiting that period of my life. Plus, with the right mix of people, these shows are an even bigger blast.  Whether it’s counting instruments on stage (13? I only see 10!), telling opening acts that they sound like Bret Michaels (which caused him to open his second set with “Every Rose Has Its Thorn”), creating in-jokes with the other opening act (“I don’t like your attitude!”) and having it brought up during their set, or getting shout-outs because we are friends with the band, I never feel that I’m wasting my time.  Moments like Aaron and D’s improptu jam session with Bret Michaels are definitely worth the price of admission. 

Because I am so close to the band, I’m emotionally invested in their success. I’m in the middle of a rather large project for them… a project whose scope changed dramatically last night.  To go all GTD Geek - I have never been so happy to have my ubiquitous capture tool.  Now that I have Lotus Notes up and running on my Mac, it’s time to get eProductivity installed and truly handle this project the way it needs to be handled.  I’ve heard there’s some interest in my experiences (*grin*), so I’ll make sure I take notes on how I’m using the software.

But for now, I’ve had way too much fun for one person and I can’t keep my eyes open.  I have a huge backlog of photos to go through, blog entries to write, and I *really* need to get “Finish the redesign of Good Advices/fix that stupid rss 2.0 feed” off of Someday/Maybe, but I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that going to bed right now is the best thing I can do.  And I will do so with a mind like water.

Posted by Matty on 04/18 at 09:28 PM