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.


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.