Monthly Archives: October 2009

Why do people plan to fail so often?

Ego is the biggest problem. Why do so many people want others to fail. What is it about human nature that makes folks expend so much energy on trying to stop others from succeeding, instead of sorting out whats really bugging them instead. Jealousy perhaps? Why is necessary to expend so much energy getting around the roadblocks that these people create. Answers on a postcard please.

May you live in interesting times


Elephant Shelf at Charlotte Street Blues
Elephant Shelf at Charlotte Street Blues











I played two gigs this weekend: at Charlotte St Blues on Friday with Elephant Shelf in front of quite a big crowd and at the Garibaldi in St Alban’s as half of the Delta Ladies.  Both gigs went really well but could not be more different though both audiences were very enthusiastic.  I often think I only really come alive when I am playing and that seems be the case at present.  Its going to be quite busy until the start of November as I have another three gigs this week and if I could keep going at this rate most of my problems would be solved.

Earlier in the week I did my Cabaret turn at the Cellar Door with Greta Garbitch (AKA Menno) which we had a really good crowd attending too. Then as a complete contrast I met up with Glenn Patrick who plays Blues and is from the States and we played a few acoustic numbers  round at Vicky Martins place with Terry our drummer also in attendance. Glen turns out to be a very nice guy with a lot of interesting music anecdotes  as well as a really good musician.the reason that we all met up was Vicky was doing an interview for Blues Matters magazine.

Glenn has a website here  >> well worth a visit.