busy, really busy, busy clippers

Who doesn’t love Morrissey?

And what’s up with Aunt Sam?

One of my favorite Morrissey songs is a little number called Hairdresser on Fire.  I’ve pretty much loved it since 1994 when I picked up viva hate on cassette at Vintage Vinyl.  I think it’s the chorus:  Really busy/busy clippers/Oh, hairdresser on fire/ all around sloane square. 

Maybe it goes back to my fear of haircuts.  Or maybe it’s just quirky and catchy.  Anyhow, it’s been in my head a lot because I have been kind of busy myself as of late.  But I can’t complain.  Sure I could use a bit more sleep, and yes I need to start getting our taxes in order but really I’m thankful that I get to make music as much as I do. 

I remember reading a session player’s blog describing his days in and out of studios lugging all his gear around.  Basically he was pointing out that the only working musicians out there are hard working musicians, the rest of ’em have to get behind a desk.  So I’m thankful that I have a supportive family and friends that allow me to play 8 shows a week like I did last week with everything from house concerts to preschool groups to the wonderful folks at Immanuel Lutheran School outside of Mankato that invited me to play for the school in celebration of National Lutheran Schools Week.  It’s been really great.  So what’s next?  Well I got a last minute gig to go to Florida with Justin Rimbo and play for an ELCA synod event down there.  Then I’ll get some rest and do dishes for about a month out of gratefulness to my wife and all her single parenting in the last 2 months.  Saint Jodi full of grace, have mercy on me a musician.

Posted: March 10th, 2009
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