I had a good rehearsal last night with the Lianna band. It’s nice being the hired gun, because you don’t have to take the performance so personally. And, as I discovered, when the singer wants to hang out and jam for a few bars, the hired gun is at an advantage over the regular players, because they’re used to a certain playing routine. If the intro section or a vamp is longer, I can simply assume I forgot the part and coast along, waiting patiently for a cue without frustration! We’re playing this Friday and Saturday, and I expect it to go pretty smoothly.
In other news, I may have a book review coming out for a well known IT vendor publication. More on that later!