Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Gig Galore in June: Prelude

I obviously haven't been blogging for quite some time now.  Given some recent mishaps and disappointments at work, I'm starting to think about blogging again as an outlet.  So for now, I'll give a prelude to some of the things I'll be blogging about.

I've been feeling largely depressed and uninspired the past month or so.  It could partly be about the failure in the pursuit of genuine romance.  It could also be partly about my work preventing me from joining my bands at gigs on weeknights.  There aren't any real problems in my life aside from some paranoia about trivial things or my general lack of life direction.  Regardless of the actual reasons, the net result is a limbo-esque restlessness that I can't quite put my finger on.

Perhaps it's God grace or the universe giving me a break.  This month marks the first time in a long while that I got booked to gig every weekend.  I get to gig with all my bands some time this month, participate in a band video shoot/live recording, and do a few solo handpan gigs to boot.  Below is my gig schedule for the month of June.  Some gig dates have passed already.  I was planning on posting this prior to June.  But never seem to get around to it.

June 7, 2014 - Percussion for SunDownMuse, Last Home, Ortigas Home Depot
June 8, 2014 - Jack Versus the Crab Live Recording/Video Shoot, Blue Light Studios
June 8, 2014 - Percussion for Turtle Club (Guys from White Beach, Puerto Galera), Irie Sunday, B-Side Makati
June 14, 2014 - Solo Handpan Set, Handuraw Sikatuna
June 21, 2014 - Percussion for SunDownMuse, Fête de la Musique, Mod Stage, Society Lounge, Atrium Makati
June 21, 2014 - Percussion for Jack Versus the Crab, Fête de la Musique, Main Stage, Intramuros
June 28, 2014 - Solo Handpan Set, Tago Jazz Cafe

There's a possibility that the set time for my two bands at Fête de la Musique might be overlapping.  So I may very well be only playing with one band.  But all in all, this is such a musical month.  Amongst all the unshakeable woes at work, at least I can find solace in music and bathe in its sweet embrace.

I'll be blogging about each of these musical activities as the month progresses.  Even just to get it all on record in my blog.  So I can remember it for the rest of my life.