Damn You Bryan Adams

So…I’ve heard a few guitarist talking about playing until your fingers bleed..and then taping them up and playing some more (I’m sure Ian or Darrin can fill in a name…it’s one of those metal guys I think)…but because my Metal Dictionary is severely abridged, my only reference to ‘playing until my fingers bled’ was ‘The Summer of ’69’ by Bryan Adams. Yeah…stuff it…I know, ok?

(the top picture is more ‘rock and roll’…the picture immediately above is more ‘reality TV’…either way…the isht is sore.

I didn’t notice it bleeding (didn’t even notice that it split) until well after we were done practicing. I have 3 songs to work on and pretty much the same chords in all 3. The Journey song we’re doing is down a key (to D) instead of the key was learning it in. And all the meedly bits I thought I would have to learn…I didn’t have to. So…yeah…but at least that helped get the callouses back (Which had to happen anyway)…so that’s cool.

Not sure how it’s going to go on Sunday. The person that’s going to be playing Sunday is not the same person I practiced with. So, it could be weird-we’ll see.

It’s funny. I didn’t realize how much I really missed jamming. It’s kinda like this blog. I didn’t realize how much I missed posting crap on here on a mostly daily basis for all 4 of you to read. That is, until I started doing it again. It’s funny-things that I really liked (playing (whether in a band or not), taking photos, writing)…I just kinda stopped doing them for a while. I guess it was probably a depression of sorts. The reasons are varied and none that I’d like to go in to here. But what’s funny is that I just stopped them. And how easy it was. I guess that’s the scary part…how easy it was to convince myself that I really wasn’t happy doing those things and I just haven’t found the one thing I was truly meant to do.

And that’s true….I haven’t actually found the ONE thing I feel that I’ve been put on the earth to do.

Nope. So far I think I’m to like 4 or 5 gifts that I’m supposed to cultivate. The prevailing theme, though, is creativity. I’m pretty sure God put me on this planet to be creative. To what end, I’m not entirely sure (but I have a few ideas about that). All I know is that I need to engage those creative juices as often as possible.

The rest will come over time as long as I’m true to myself.

Now I need to go get some tape for my fingertips.

Peace out, yo!

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