The gig was awesome. I mean, a ton of people came! I was really surprised, and so flattered. It was a little awkward after the show, though, when I went to get paid. You only get paid if you bring 20 people (that’s a lot, trust me), but Karen and I counted up the friends who’d paid that night and there was at least 23 (a “ton”, in fact). So I strode confidently up to the till and asked for my money. “Sorry, mate, only had 16 for you tonight.” I turned to the booker, Andy, who is a really nice guy and has given me a lot of support. . . But he shrugged sheepishly and said, “Yeah, you had a bunch of people, I don’t know what happened. But we can’t pay you if the numbers aren’t in the till. . .”
So that was a bummer.
But I didn’t lose my voice, despite rampant sniffling. And the new song, “Stepchild” (another Dave Stanke collaboration), was actually one of the better ones in the set. Next show, though, I’m determined to add something, as promised last time. I’ve already written a cello part for “Stepchild” and “Only One Girl for Me”. . . That’s right, I’m about to get all Damien Rice on y’all’s ass. . .
- Set List
Come in, Chicago
Only One Girl for Me
Far, Far Away (Wilco)
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