Friday, 30 March 2012
When the world is against you...
Still gigging on Thursday nights and still enjoying it. Last night it seemed the world was against me - I'd fallen off my bike while riding home from work two days prior and banged up my knee and left arm on the road. I was wearing gloves at the time but still managed to smash blood blisters under 3 out of 4 left hand fingernails. Not to mention breaking a nail on my right hand :(
I was tempted to call in sick, but instead I popped a couple of painkillers and headed in. I knew I'd regret it if I didn't go.
It was quite a windy night threatening rain, only ten people were there. I sat down as comfortable as I could with one knee I couldn't bend and got stuck into it. I chatted between songs with a nearby table of four, who graciously filled my glass with wine :) It turns out they'd heard me while walking past a few Thursdays previously and decided to come down to have a listen. Yah! That's the thing I'm hoping for.
It turned out to be a good albeit quiet night, left fingers hurt but I played through regardless. I even put out my less-played more difficult songs, to keep them fresh. There was nobody left by 8:30; Joel who organises the kitchen made me a delicious pizza and I shot through.
When the world seems to be against you, that is most definitely the time to keep going - with all things!