April 10th, 2004.

I haven’t looked forward to anything as much as I’ve been looking forward totonight’s show in quite a while. Sharif and I have been just sort of jamming around on and off for about two days now, and – it reminds me of being in high school, when I had first discovered bass guitar – how I’d just keep playing and keep playing and something NEW kept coming out of my fingers.

btw – I’ve ripped down most of the website’s menu (in case you haven’t noticed) – all the material exists up there but I want to figure out a better way of organizing everything, cause I’ve gotten a couple of complaints recently about how confusing it is to navigate… work work work.

Thursday night we hit up the New Deal Cafe open mic - Alex Colvin was there and got some backup from the Greenbelt Jazz Trio (they had a specific name, but I don't remember it...) and Ace's music suddenly found it's niche. It's the way he ought to sound ALL the time.
Thursday night we hit up the New Deal Cafe open mic – Alex Colvin was there and got some backup from the Greenbelt Jazz Trio (they had a specific name, but I don’t remember it…) and Ace’s music suddenly found it’s niche. It’s the way he ought to sound ALL the time.

April 18th, 2004.

The New Deal festival was… wonderful. The whole day was wonderful. But we’re back “home” in Owings Mills, and my body feels like it’s been beaten by large men with sticks. I’ve spent the whole day being social and friendly and on my feet and in the sun, and I didn’t realize how tired I was till we got on stage, which is the absolute worst time to find out you’re exhausted.

So, we saw JR and Waverly, and they were awesome, and Symbiont was great, got to introduce Heather to a Chapman stick… all sorts of good stuff. At around 10pm we managed to excuse ourselves and run off to the College Perk so I could catch up with my old friend Jonathan Ratican (“J-Tron”) who was playing over there.

Unfortunately, we missed everything but his last tune, but then an even OLDER friend – Andre Cutair took the stage. I hadn’t known he was playing tonight – and I’d forgotten how … I don’t have another good word to describe it… heartbreaking his voice is. His new act – the duo Fortunate Accident is beautiful. I’m definately looking forward to playing a show or two with them. I want to sit and drink them.

Yuck, most unfortunate. Hot day today. I’ve been out on the sidewalks this morning, saving worms like my mother taught me. Happy Birthday mom!