When we tour as a band, or when I’m away on a film but can fly home on weekends for shows, that’s always a good time: we connect with one another as a band, sometimes get on eachother’s nerves- but hey that’s family 😉 and I always come out feeling rejuvenated, happy to be able to do what we do, and so happy to be doing it with the folks I get to play with and for 🙂
When I’m far from home on a film though- like right now, I’m halfway around the world in Jordan- I really miss that grounding, that connection, with the gents in the band, with Jorge, and with folks we get to play for. Such a different feeling- being away from home with the gents, and seeing folks who are happy to see us play- vs being so far away from home on my own…
I can’t believe it, but I miss rehearsals! I miss that vibe that happens when I bring a new song to the guys, and they work out what I’m trying to say (“it’s a jump blues thing right here”, “play stabs like a horn”, “play the lower part so you don’t step on my vocals”etc), and they add that final thing to the song that makes it come alive. We all look at each other and just know we’ve come up with something right 🙂
And I miss just playing regular shows with the guys too- showing up, loading in, setting up, getting ready to rock n roll for folks, and always always having a great time playing together.
Most of all, I miss Jorge. For those of you don’t know this- we met years ago to play music together, and over the years, grew to love one another, eventually dating then marrying. So when I don’t get to play with the band, I miss an essential part of my love life too! Sigh.
So… our next show together is 2 days after I get home from Jordan and this movie- new year’s eve at the Driskill Hotel. I really look forward to that show, and really look forward to seeing all our friends’ who show up to share the night with us. Until then, everyone please remember to appreciate all the good folks you have around you. Be good to one another, and pass it forward, whatever ‘it’ is 😉