Do you ever wonder why getting off course is so easy? Actually, procrastination is the easy part. Why do today what you can put off until tomorrow? A couple of weeks of that and, suddenly, you are a month behind -- a lost month.
When we last left the Pups, I was loading guitars and couple of amps into the back of the Prius while talking about guitars with an hobbyist luthier at the Davis Beerfest. The heat and chaos of the day had taken their toll snuffing the flames of my passion for playing to a smoldering ember.
That combined with “we’ll see how things are after camp” was the beginning. “We’ll look for a gig next week” followed. Even the Nagging Little Voice was not telling me to get off my duff. And -- lo and behold -- June was gone. Unfortunately, whatever we worked on for July did not pan out. One lost month rapidly became two lost months.
But the eternal optimist kicked into gear -- as in the glass is half full. The two gigs for July that did not work out brought back a desire to feel the exhilaration that comes from playing in front of a crowd. The prospect, even though unrequited, breathed some air into the smoldering embers. The fun of practicing and working with Glenn, Sue, and Robert on new songs injected pure oxygen. The fire was back for me.
The fire must have been back for Sue too. Within a couple of days, she had visited some prospective venues, pimped the Pups, and lined up something for September.
We had moved from procrastination to action. Practicing! New Songs! Gigs! Wow!
We are getting our groove back!