So the last four days have been pretty wild. I’ll start with Thursday and include updates of the rest of this past weekend as this week progresses.
Thursday night I played at an open mic in Berlin. The place is called the Pine Loft. It’s actually a pizza parlor and not the type of place you’d expect to have an open mic setup. Tall pine columns and bright heavy floors give the feeling of a boy-scout camp more than a musical oasis, but the organizers do a good job with it. The guy running the sound seems to know what he’s doing and the musicians who play are quite skilled.
I went with Keller, Ernie, Cordelia, Cathryn, and John. I played two tunes: Sunshower by Chris Cornell and Posters by Jack Johnson. I would rate my performance as ‘passable’.
Waaay more cool was the fact that I got a whole bunch of compliments on my beautiful guitar. It was refreshing and made me quite proud. Boy that thing is nice. I’ve been trying to get practice time in every day. Soon… yes… soon I will be able to play guitar well enough to live up to this guitar’s majesty.
As for a name? I’m still not decided. At the moment I’m leaning towards ‘Olivia‘. Specific heat, which got the most words of praise in the previous post, is too long for me. It doesn’t have any mystique to it either. The greek names intrigue me as well. I remain undecided.