It’s been all quiet on the jam front for quite a while now. Things have been so hectic recently that there literally hasn’t been time to even think about making any music. Here’s a picture of the jam room at the moment.
As you can see, you know when its that clean it hasn’t been used for a while. I haven’t even had time to pick up and PLAY a guitar for about 2 weeks now, and usually when that happens I start to get a bit loopy.
My cousin Kenny (who’s a supremely talented guitarist) let me play his Fender Stratocaster at a family barbecue once when I was about 16 years old. He asked me how I’d managed to get so good at such a young age and I told him that I had nothing better to do than just to play every afternoon when I got home from school. He laughed and said “just wait until you get a job, you’ll be lucky if you get to play once a week”. I shrugged it off and thought “As if, I’ll always find time to play”. And so far in my life I have. But I’ll give you a bit of a rundown on my typical day now…
5am- Wake up and go to gym
6am- Go home, shower, breakfast, iron uniform
7am- Go to work
330pm (if I’m lucky)- come home from work, rest and recover on the couch (maybe)
4pm- housework/ yard work
5pm- go to shops, get dinner ingredients
6pm- cook dinner
7pm- eat dinner, chill for 30 mins
8pm- wash up/ chill
9pm- go to bed
This is pretty standard for a weeknight. At the moment I’m working a 6 day week with Sundays spare to see family/friends/ do all the other stuff that needs doing. So I’ve become very good at multitasking. As I’m writing this blog, I’m at work waiting for a patient to arrive and eating some lunch. And though you can see, yeah, I do have some free time in the schedule- the thing is I don’t really feel like doing anything other than flaking out on the couch and doing NOTHING when I get home from work.
The other problem is, that schedule is about to get even busier with my new job- I’m going to be working from 745am to 5pm every weekday with a 45 minute commute each way. So long spare time…
I’m hoping that I’ll find a way to manufacture some time for new music but at the moment it seems a long way away. Damn adulthood keeps on getting in the way of good music. But that’s OK, I’m sure its building character. Or something.
Until next time…