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.