If you make music, and if you are good enough to do it for a living, you will sooner or later get to ride in a limo. I remember our first big gig. By big, I mean over 200 people in attendance. The small places we played may get about a hundred people or a little more. Then we played at some places that were around 200 people. The next jump was into the thousands, and that was kind of exciting and scary at the same time. It was also the first time a toronto limo company picked us up to take us to the place we were playing.
I walked out the door of the hotel and fully expected to see the promoter’s kid or uncle there with a minivan or something to take us to the concert. Instead, it was a really nice limousine just for us. We showed up and there was a crowd out front of our fans. It was really great. Continue reading
We decided to do some sort of contest this year, especially since we have had a pretty good year and we are finally established as at least a regional band. For a couple of years it was a struggle for us around here, as we were not getting big enough venues to book us. However we have added some original material and we have some of the best facebook fans in the world I would think. It is easy for me to say that of course, even though it is for certain that Springsteen and the Rolling Stones have a lot more friends on Facebook than we do.
I have not yet decided where I am going to move to, but it really seems as though our current location is not really going to suffice much longer. Of course for starters the building was built shortly after the end of the Second World War and it is not really modern in any way. Then there is the problem with noise from the streets coming into the building. I spent this morning looking at a royal wharf location in East London, but there are a number of factors to consider and I am not yet sure that any of the places I have seen are going to meet my needs. As for a location this place was pretty good, there were a lot of people in the area and at some point they are going to get all of the units in the development occupied.
One of my most intense fears is growing older. The idea that there will come a day where I am weak or addle minded enough because of my age that I will have to find some sort of senior living sends shivers down my spine. I do not wish to ever become a burden upon my family. I don’t want them to have to make such a difficult choice as it will be when they have to decide what should be done with me. I’ve already begun to look into senior in home care in nassau county ny as a possible solution to this inevitable problem while creating a savings account to be converted over to an IRA within ten years just to ensure that there will be no financial obligations or burdens on the part of my family when the time comes. I want to take away that choice from them because I know just how difficult of a choice that can be.
My mother and I had to do the same for my grandmother when I was younger. My mother was nearly incapable of making that decision for her and since my grandmother had a severe case of dementia, it was all the harder because she was unable to make the decision for herself. It’s one of those moments that fill you with guilt knowing that you are sending this person away not because you want to but because you have to. Whether it is because of financial reasons or otherwise, it’s one that is not made lightly. I saw my mother at her weakest during this time, I saw how she wept and knew that I as going to have to take that decision away from her in order to save her from the guilt that would cripple her had she done it herself.
I just moved to Westchester, New York, and I need to find a doctor pretty soon. I have not been to a doctor in awhile, and I have a few health concerns that I would like to get taken care of. I wish that I did not have to go to the doctor, because they kind of freak me out, but that is just some sort of paranoia that I have. I need to go, and before I can do so, I will need to find a doctor in westchester ny that accepts my current health insurance plan.
I am off of work for the next few days, so it would be really swell if I could get a doctor appointment for some time in that time frame, but I kind of doubt that it will happen. I guess I should try to be more positive, as it does not do me much good to be negative. I am going to start to look for physicians in the area. I really should have gone to the doctor sooner, because I have something that is wrong with my neck, and it does not seem to be getting any better.
I am worried that I have something along the lines of a bulging disk, or a herniated disk, but I do not really know enough about medicine, or conditions like that, to be able to tell the difference. I do know that it hurts, and it is very uncomfortable. I hope that this is the sort of condition that has a chance of going away on its own, as I am kind of nervous about what other treatment options might entail for the condition. I suppose that I should just try not to think about it, and worry about getting an appointment scheduled instead.