The Whistler's Dream

Everybody needs a dream...
Mine is to go to Oklahoma and play whistles for The Pioneer Woman. (Having been invited, not in a "creepy stalker" kind of way, for the record.) Heck, I'd play in a pup tent in the backyard for the joy of the cows and critters. What can I say? I'm a fan.
Everybody needs a dream...

Random Fluffy Foto!

Random Fluffy Foto!
Writing in bed, and Beka editing by ear. Really. The ear typed some letters. Really.

Saturday, October 13, 2007

If I was half the man my wife is...

As you will remember from a couple of weeks ago, this is my wife shooting a big ol' manly rifle...
And, here is my wife driving a big ol' manly truck...

As for me, I play my little tooty thingies...

And make stuff out of shiny bits of metal...

Weird, eh? I guess "normal" really is just a setting on the dryer. My father-in-law is a very patient man. He wanted a son-in-law... he got me. I don't golf. I don't watch sports. And, I knit. I think he likes me in spite of it all, but sometimes ya gotta wonder.

What a weird life. :-D

Friday, October 05, 2007

To gig, or not to gig?

So, here's a question for all 2.37 of you that read this thing... Is my music the sort of thing that you'd go out to hear?

Lemmie 'splain. I started to play in coffeehouses last March, and since then I've noticed one trend: nobody shows up. :-D No - that's not totally true. But even the owners of the places have noted that it seems REALLY empty on nights that I play. So, this begs the question - is the type of music I play live the sort of thing that people will take an evening out of their busy lives to come and hear?

My show schedule is getting light again, and I'm just wondering if it's worth the time and effort to fill it up again. Or, should I concentrate on other things. Coffeehouses don't pay to have an artist appear - revenue comes from tips and selling merch - CDs, etc. And, although everything in life isn't about the money, it is a factor.

Or, do I just need to do some major marketing, and give this thing a real go? I'm just not sure if the type of folks who would listen to my music are the type of folks who would come out and hear it at a coffeehouse.

So, anybody want to weigh in on this one? :-D

Monday, October 01, 2007

Why you should NEVER mess with Vicki...

Let's see... what quotes should I do here?
"Say hello to my little friend..."
"Hasta la vista, reptile..."
"It's an 88 magnum - it shoots through schools..."
"Be afraid... be very afraid..."
"Goodbye, Mr. Anderson..."
"'How was that?' 'Not bad.' 'For a girl' 'For a girl?? That was not bad for RAMBO.'"
"First you put your two knees close up tight..."
(oops - that last one was from later in the evening, whilst watching Haunted Honeymoon)

Thanks, Dan and all the IS folks - a fun time was had by all. And no, I'm NOT going to buy Vicki a rifle. She's WAAAAAAY too good with it.