It’s very loud in here today. You see, there’s some construction going on, and today is apparently “Drill and Hammer Day.” I keep turning my music up louder, but that’s not really helping.
I threw out a little teaser yesterday that things had been a little crazy of late, and, well, they have. Where to begin?
I suppose I could start by updating the whole band scenario. I’ve had a few more conversations, a couple more auditions, but nothing has quite panned out yet. I do have an audition tomorrow, though, that’s very promising. The woman I spoke with has let me know that they’ve been auditioning for 7 weeks now, and have yet to be even vaguely impressed. I think this gives me a good opportunity, as I like to think of myself as being a pretty fair bass player.
This band holds real promise, too. From the couple of conversations we’ve had, it really sounds like a good fit. Maybe a little bluesier than I might be inclined otherwise, but there’s nothing wrong with that. They’re the first band to actually give me something challenging to learn for the audition.
There’s also the fact that they have a show booked in less than 3 weeks and still have no bass player. The fits in nicely with my goal of not spending a ton of time getting up to speed. If I end up in this band, the pressure will be on me to learn the material fast enough to play the shows. So that’s cool.
In an entirely unrelated series of events, we have a new couch at home. Actually, it’s a loveseat, but I hate that word. And it’s replacing a couch, so it’s still the couch. This may not seem all that exciting to you, but believe me, if you’d been on the old couch, you’d know how much this rocks. It’s nothing special; a nice neutral brown, basic styling, cushions… the usual. But it’s ours and it’s new.
Unfortunately, the old couch is still in the living room, as there’s no where else to put it and it won’t get hauled away until Thursday morning. But, we’re hardly going to be around until then, so I guess that doesn’t matter too much.
My wife’s been awfully swamped at school lately, too. She could tell you better what’s going on there… I don’t really understand what she’s talking about most of the time. I know there are a couple of papers due soon.
Her old roommate got married on Sunday, too. Nothing fancy, just a quick ceremony at the courthouse then off for a big lunch with a few friends and family members. It was really nice, but that ended up pretty much killing the whole day.
Oh yeah, just to make all of this more interesting, I caught a cold about a week ago. I’m pretty much over it now, but for a couple days there, I couldn’t go more than 5 minutes without sneezing. That kinda sucked.
What else? Oh yeah… I sold a bunch of stuff on eBay. Unfortunately, one of the buyers crapped out on me, so I’m slogging my way through the process of handling that through eBay. I’m not really out anything, so it’s not like a got ripped off; it’s just a nuisance.
I think that’s it for the big stuff. It seems like there’s been a lot more housework than usual, which is weird, since we’re never there. Work has been busier lately, too, which means I have less time to do stuff during the day. Well, except for right now, as I type this.
You know, this is pretty dull. I mean, here I am, recounting what has been a pretty darn busy week, and it’s still pretty dull.
I think I’ll wrap this up now. I was about to start off on another subject, but I’ll do that in a separate posting.