I’m done. This will be the last open mic blog.
I need to spend some time just appreciating music.
When I first started this website, I wanted to get my music out to as many ears as I could.
Now I just want to play for the sake of playing.
I started this blog as a way to generate more traffic to my site, I figured no one would come to my site unless there was some dynamic content.
Now I’m less concerned with who comes to my website.
Over the last few years I’ve logged away over one hundred open mics that I’ve played.
This may seem like a lot or just a few depending on who you are.
I will still play open mics and shows and I will always continue to play music.
I’m not really going anywhere, I’m just done doing these blogs for now.
On Monday, July 23, I was at Reality Kitchen in Eugene Oregon.
I was the last one on the list, I played: “Song to the Siren” by Tim Buckley and then I moved over to the piano and played “Maybe Not” by Cat Power.
When I was playing my first song a cat came in the room and jumped up on my lap, it was purring and nuzzling against me and my guitar, at one point it shoved it self between my hand and the strings of the guitar.
This was a nice little open mic and I’ll probably check it out again in the future.
After finishing up at Reality Kitchen my friend Hans and I walked over to the Maize Lounge to play their last ever open mic.
A week later they shut their doors for good.
I’m glad that we stopped in.
Scott Austin was up right before me and Hans was right after.
I played: “Song to The Siren” by Tim Buckley, “A Letter To Elise” by The Cure, “You’re A Big Girl Now” by Bob Dylan and “Lost Words” by Me.
Later I got up and sang a song with Hans.
I’m really sad that this venue closed.
This was one of my favorite open mics I ever played.
So there you have it.
It’s not April and I’m not fooling.
This is the last.
Thanks for your support and thanks for listening.
This is two recordings of me playing at Mulligan’s Open Mic.
The first is a song that I wrote quite a while ago and I’ve been playing around with again.
The second is a cover of Creep by Radiohead.