The Gig Tonight

We usually don’t have mid-week gigs. Most people hire us for weekends. But today, we had a gig. Just got back from it, actually. And this was the funnest gig ever. It was poolside at a resort next to Old Town in Kissimmee. We had all ages present, baby to 90 and everywhere in between. We even had a table of French speakers. And it was magical because all ages knew, danced and sang along with our live oldies music. It was more fun than I remember ever having at a gig. And we all smiled and danced and were vibrant and happy and the weather was perfect and I cannot imagine a better way to spend a Thursday. We helped tons of people remember happy times, have new happy times, enjoy life, spread joy and God Bless the USA was celebrated valuantly. It was wonderful. All ages love oldies music. All ages can dance together. And we heard so much appreciation and they will be hiring us back. The people all told the entertainment coordinator and she told us. They said we were the best band that ever played there in 10 years. And the point is jot that. The point is that we were united as a band family for music, dance, fun, lightening people’s loads, spreading joy, uniting people of all ages and nationalities. And that was truly a beautiful experience. I am so thankful!!😄❤

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The Band’s Busy Season

So, we have 3 gigs next week, well starting this Saturday. We are doing 2 Valentine’s Day balls and 1 Mardi Gras party. So this should be fun. Here we go. And the whole time, we are so excited with new-to-us songs that are either fun or beautiful. So, I may not be blogging much this next week, you will know why. Busy playing with my band family and making people’s lives happy and beautiful. God blesses so much! I am so thankful!❤

Band Family

Our band is our extended family. We really have a great thing going on. We really appreciate this wonderful group of guys. All psitive, all wanting to try new songs and even genres, even working on originals together, we have the most positive band around. It is a joy we all look forward to and even want to practice more, get together more often and just really love being in the same musical groove. Ah, it is rich. I feel like a spoiled princess having such fun with my band family. Honestly, after being in bands for 30+ years, this is decisively the most positive and fun band I have been privileged to be a part of. Ahhhh. Thank you so much, God!!❤

CEU Days

So, I am up for renewal of my Audiology license and every other year am forced with a smile to do 30 CEUs  (continuing education units).  I can only do 10 hours as day, so am forced to do them as such over a 3 day span to knock them out. It costs a heap of money and is intrusive but I understand why they exist… to make someone money and be a pain in the neck. But I also learn a tad bit. Being a doctor for 15 years, I know a little bit about my profession. I don’t know everything so it is a wee good in a skantish way. But anyway, I am plugging along, getting my first 10 finished and reported today. Two more days of this nonsense to go. Yippee. But as a bonus break because God loves me, we had an extra band practice tonight! Highlight of my study day for sure. We have the best band we have ever had and we are a great, positive family having a whole heap of fun and making the most amazing music together! It is a blessing and and half and I believe God put us together. No doubt in my mind. Thank you, God!❤ 

NYE Gig

So, we brought in the New Year with our band family and amazing people who paid a lot of money to see us. And it went great. With a new drummer and lead male vocalist, the whole night had a new, fresh flavor. I really dig thr new drummer. I haven’t wanted to dance like that since Wil left us and it was so much fun again!!! ❤ And our singer did an amazing job covering some pretty difficult standards. So it was fantastic and I am so happy with our band! And our dancing audience had a wonderful time, so many compliments! Praise God! ❤ 

Music, Music, Music

New Year’s Eve is fast approaching, the busiest gig and biggest payoff night of all for bands. And rightly so as live music is the best way to bring in a New Year! 😄 So, it is crunch time. We sang and practiced four hours together today and 2 hours before that independently. Amazing stamina, our band has. Lol. And we hit it again Saturday and pack up and off to gig Sunday for a thrilling 4 set gig to bring in the New Year with our band family and good music. So exciting. Only one year did we not have a NYE gig, when they cancelled due to construction not being completed in time. And that NYE was boring, watching a ball drop and punk kids “singing” non-melodic track-laden, lip-synced “songs” (but apparently I have nothing to say about that lol). So if you can, do go see a live band to bring in your New Year and you will be glad you did it right. Just a bit of friendly, unbiased, unsolicited advice. Lol 😄❤

Sitting in the Studio

I had a dream last night about playing a gig with our present and past band members playing an all day gig together. It was so good and I woke up happy. So, Steve and I are aglitting here in the studio listening to all our tracks and lay recordings of current and past band members, and now and then we’ll hear Sherman’s  voice or Wil’s or Fonzy playing or Bill singing or Artie, etc. It reminds me of those beautiful musical moments with our band family. And I appreciate those moments.❤