Monday, January 12, 2009

Too Many Gigs . . . But I'm Not Complainin'

So . . . I have a couple of playing gigs coming up the Spring. Kind of scary and exciting, as I haven't performed in . . . well, years. So I guess I'd better get practicing. Gotta get my chops back. I'm considering taking lessons to try to speed things up a bit. I've agreed (gulp) to play Debussy and Ravel on top of some jazz. It's a three to a three and 1/2 hour gig, which is a lot of material to get together. Gulp and double gulp. This is on top of possibly composing 45-minutes worth of music for a play (but I don't know if I have that gig yet . . . we'll see). And this semester is, according to the Administrative Guru in the music department, supposed to be HARD.

I'm a little frightened at having so much on my plate. But too many gigs are ALWAYS better than too few.

5 comments:

fairyhedgehog said...

Wow, freddie, you are busy! Well done on getting the gigs. Three hours plus is a long time to have to play for, I hope you get some breaks in that time!

Are these all people who will actually pay you?

freddie said...

Yes! As a matter of fact, the client for the gig is one of my students and has agreed to pay what I asked. : )

BBJD said...

Sounds wonderful, freddie! (I didn't want to just copy and say WOW, but that was my first reaction. I have to say it. WOW! Better now.)

I love it when artistic people are busy - and getting paid for it.

Good luck to you, freddie.

freddie said...

Thank you, Bevie!

You and I keep some early hours, eh?

BBJD said...

Yeah. I try to be up around 4:00 a.m. every day. Sometimes I don't make it, but it isn't unusual for me to get up as early as 1:00 a.m.

That's Minnesota time.

I like the quiet time to myself.