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Good times

Good show last night. Great crowd. George Graham from WVIA-FM acted as the emcee. Everybody did a few new songs. I ended the  night with “I’ll Do Right by You” and completely forgot the melody as soon as I started playing the intro. So I was forced to make one up on the spot. Needless to say, it wasn’t as good as the original, but nobody seemed to notice, which may or may not be a good thing. I’m not too sure.

My kids were at the show, so I had to censor all the songs. I didn’t realize I dropped so many f-bombs in my verses. So much for 16 years of catholic schooling. If my Mom was there I would have gotten grounded.

Opened with a new song called “Strip it all Away” and asked George Wesley to jam along with me on it. George doesn’t need much prompting, and was soon soaring, playing things I could only dream about. It’s good to have friends in such exalted places….even though George is so good he makes other guitar players gently or not too gently weep in frustration. Like me for instance.

But, we all do what we do and that’s all we can do. And when it doubt, we can just play louder, or claim every time we make a mistake that we’re playing jazz.

In a bit…

–tf

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  1. Beth
    August 29, 2009 at 11:20 pm

    Tom, I just watched you on PBS. I was 2 years older than you at St. Marys. I distinctly remember you and your brother walking home from school every day, past my house. I am so happy for you, that you’ve discovered your gifts. You are an inspiration to all kids, especially those that come from humble little catholic school beginnings. BEST OF LUCK TO YOU!

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