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paul

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Interesting week coming after an empty one last week (except for driving 90 miles on Saturday to play Dixieland for an hour - worth the effort)>
Tonight (Monday) rehearsal with my rock band. We have a gig in 11 days and our male lead singer is iffy, with possibly serious health issues, so we'll be working on stuff our female can do.
Tuesday will feature a short rehearsal with a pickup quartet (sax, bass, guitar, drums) for a gig Saturday. All good players, so it won't take long.
Wednesday regular rehearsal with my sax/bass/keys/drums jazz quartet.
Friday gig with my regular guitar/bass/drums jazz trio.
Saturday gig at the same venue with the aforementioned quartet.
Sunday brunch gig with the regular trio.

At least I'm off on Thursday, and the rehearsals are all here, so no packing and moving involved there. I turned 75 10 days ago. Good thing I don't have a day job.
 

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Keep on rollin'!! I hope to be playing more when I finally get to retire. We'll see.

And I LOVE the shirt.
 

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That's inspiring. I'm 54, I hope to be doing that at your age. Sounds like good times with good friends.
 

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I hope I have you’re energy , enthusiasm and look as good as you at 71 . Keep on Truck’in .
 

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Your kickin' it man, way to go, I admire you! Have a great week and rock that shirt!!!
 

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Hey keeping busy and active is GREAT for a long life! Good on ya!
 

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Yeah, I hear ya! I'm 68 and I carry all the gear (PA and lights at least). These two gig weekends beats me up...Yesterday I was useless to the world.
 

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Interesting week coming after an empty one last week (except for driving 90 miles on Saturday to play Dixieland for an hour - worth the effort)>
Tonight (Monday) rehearsal with my rock band. We have a gig in 11 days and our male lead singer is iffy, with possibly serious health issues, so we'll be working on stuff our female can do.
Tuesday will feature a short rehearsal with a pickup quartet (sax, bass, guitar, drums) for a gig Saturday. All good players, so it won't take long.
Wednesday regular rehearsal with my sax/bass/keys/drums jazz quartet.
Friday gig with my regular guitar/bass/drums jazz trio.
Saturday gig at the same venue with the aforementioned quartet.
Sunday brunch gig with the regular trio.

At least I'm off on Thursday, and the rehearsals are all here, so no packing and moving involved there. I turned 75 10 days ago. Good thing I don't have a day job.
Sounds like a GREAT retirement schedule!! Keep at it. My bass player in my rock band, The Shaykz, is 72 amd ROCKS every gig.
 

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If you want something done, give it to a busy person


.....now where did I hear that?
 

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Great to hear, Paul. I am older and the Friday and Sat gigs this week with two different trios are enough for me.
 

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So good to hear of another geezer living the dream.

I'm 74 now and still doing a gig every now and then. Still riding my motorcycles and have my Captain's license driving a bum boat for a yacht club.

The yacht rock band I'm playing with now is pretty good about cutting me some slack and letting me change the drum parts a little on the more up tempo tunes. Summer gigs are especially nice, playing outside in the warm breeze and noise ordinances that require music to end by 10.
 


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