- Category: On the Yellow Brick Road
- Published: Saturday, 05 March 2011 03:20
- Written by David Tannen
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Week 23 Back in Minnesota
Amazing how much better the week goes when I do what I need to do to take care of myself. This week I made sure to go to the gym every day instead of letting 'work' get in the way of gym time. That relieved a great deal of my stress during the week. I also picked up my guitar a few times this week to play and to practice (and there is a difference between the two ). And I have two great events to look forward to this weekend.
I have been learning a Jimmie Reed guitar rhythm for the past two months. I now have it stuck in my head and muscle memory that I can play it pretty well whenever I want to. It is the same guitar rhythm you hear in the song Big Boss Man. I feel pretty good about this since it is one of my goals this year to learn some basic blues rhythms and songs. So now I need to learn how to sing Big Boss Man and I will have worked on one of my goals.
Another one of my goals is to start playing my guitar in public again and with other musicians. On Sat. I will be playing at the Sat. Jam I have been hanging out at. The jam takes place at Corner Coffee (Your Coffeehouse) in downtown Minneapolis. I know about 1/2 the people there from when I use to go to my friend's house jams +5 years ago.
I will also be going out to see Smokin' Joe Kubek and B'Nois King at Wilebski's Blues Saloon on Sat. Check out those details on my Events/Music Calendar.
On the downside the couple that expressed an interest in our house realized that since they were retiring our home would be too big for them. We are also having some issues with our real estate agent. I think we are going to need to find a new agent soon. If is not one thing it's another...