Friday, March 07, 2008


I'm excited to announce some of our summer plans will be spent in and around Boulder, Colorado, in May. My wife and I will be doing plenty of hiking and camping with my younger brother and his girlfriend. My only dealings with Colorado were the innards of the Denver International Airport waiting for my next flight. Then, in the air, staring down at the Rockies. I can't wait to actually be walking among them!

Thursday, March 06, 2008


My most recent gig is working for Legal Counsel at a huge college in the city. I've been at it for two weeks. This is a quiet work place. I like that. I have a nice big, private cubicle, a flat screen pc monitor and all the Green Mountain coffee I want. The people are nice too! Hopefully, they'll keep me on permanently. The thing is is that I'm not really busy. Seems to me that this is the plight of being a temp in NYC. Don't get me wrong, I'm not complaining, but, why do they temporarily need this position filled? I don't get it.

My very first temp job in the city planted my ass in an empty receptionist office that no one, I repeat, no one visited. The instruction given was, "If the phone rings answer it and direct all calls to this one extension". No one called, the position lasted three days. Very strange, indeed. The whole time I felt as if I was being filmed and any minute Alan Funt would walk up to me laughing...

I would gladly take on this current position full time if they wanted me. I could post blogs all day and quite possibly become the young Andy Rooney, who is what I feel like when I'm writing my blogs. I'd change my blog page title to "The Plight of Curmudgeonry". I kind of like the sound of that!

Rock Band

Creating a rock band takes money, time and patience. Eventually, the hard work will pay off, I'm told. The drummer and I have been going at it since August of 2007, feeling things out, finding and jamming with others. Around sometime in late September we found a guitar player to join the band. We were finally getting somewhere, molding the songs and figuring our sound out, finding our direction. The rug was pulled out from under us a few weeks ago. Our guitar player decided, (after five months of practicing), that he didn't want to be in the band anymore. I nearly broke down and cried. We miss him, terribly.

Presently, we're looking for another guitarist to join. Its been hard going. It's difficult to find people to play this kind of music we're trying to create. I've been posting on Craig's list with some luck. Not as much luck as we'd like, but, we are getting some replies. Before our guitarist quit we were starting to look for a singer. In a lot of ways that's even tougher than finding a guitar player. You would think in a city this size there would be a lot of talent itching to be involved in something different. I mean, we're not trying to reinvent the wheel, we can't, we just want people to hear us and think of music a bit differently.

I'm sticking to it, regardless, but sometimes, sometimes, I want to give up and quit. Its been worth it so far, creating something with people, working towards a finished piece of art that wasn't in the world before you made it. We will get there sooner or later.