Wow! We seem to have flown right into summer. The weather has been great, the gardens seem happy and so am I. I have quite a few gigs lined up for summer, which is always nice. My name, Deborah, means the bee. True to my name, I love to buzz around staying busy. I would like to think that I keep a nice balance between productivity and play. This past week, I practiced for two upcoming gigs, one right after the other, got a lot of bureaucratic work done for my business and managed to have down time, hanging with friends and healing old wounds. Today, I will go to a party and, hopefully, jam until late, crashing tomorrow. Busy hands are happy hands, and I guess mine are pretty happy.
I'm continuing work on the CD and am booking more gigs. Don't forget to come out to Emack & Bolio's this Friday for the first one. Brenda Fisher and I first met in the mid-80s through Rock Against Reaganomics. We were both in bands that played at the big events in the park and the fundraising events held in local bars. Brenda was in Begonia, an all-woman trio. I was in General Eclectic, an ever-changing mix of musicians. Our voices and instruments blend well together, and I'm very excited to be doing this show with her. Joining us will be "Lonesome Lewis" Benko, another music friend from those early days. Lew will be playing harmonicas and dobro. This should be a show to remember.
In addition to all of the practice, work, prepping for the CD, getting ready for the Old Songs Festival by lining up volunteers for Gate 2 and doing all of the outreach and scheduling for that, finishing up my move, and so much more, I have started a new song. I'm not sure how I find the time. I think maybe time modulates itself for me when I need it. I've been told that we have all the time in the world. I don't know if that's true, but it seems to work for me.