April 3rd, 2018.

I think I’m exhausted by volunteer work. I think I’m exhausted by particular connections from which almost all of my current stress comes from – and it is those things from which I see the least return that I receive the most angst. And I’m tired of it.

I really Love playing music. When it comes down to it, I really like a lot of the things that go with it – even some of the booking aspects. I like making the posters, updating the website. I like running events. I like video editing.

It’s the things where… where I didn’t really “volunteer” so much as NOT take a step backwards when people asked someone to step forward… and everyone else stepped back. And I hate this stuff. These are things that I despise – because I’m somewhere in the middle.

I’m not the performer that shows up and plays the show, and I’m not the person 100% in charge. I’m somewhere in the middle. I’m in the committee. I’m dealing with meetings and being politic and dealing with the opinions of people who – haven’t done it – don’t really know what IT is – didn’t have the charisma and solely have a position because they’ve got the time to have it.

I’m appalled by how I’ve let things I hate slowly encroach upon a relatively large amount of my time. So. Gotta fix that.

I’m sorry to Vaguebook all up in my Journal – but on top of everything else, my skull is beginning to tell me I’ve been staring at a computer screen for far too long. Kristen’s watching Terminator upstairs with a big fuzzy cat – and I have the suspicion that I’d rather be doing THAT.

Saturday March 31st – off to see my wife’s band Lulu’s Fate playing at Four Hour Day Lutherie – which is also a lutherie! Here are the latest ukulele bodies hanging waiting for the next step… curing to the sounds of Kristen and Tom and Kara…
Lulu’s Fate playing at Four House Day Lutherie in Baltimore, MD.
Huh? Whuh?
Finally! Band practice! MAN Band Practice!!!!
You know what man practice entails… swabbin’ yer didge.
Monday April 2nd – my featured artist Ben DeLaurentis could give my favourite male vocalist Matt Nakoa a run for his money….



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