The last post (written in June 2010, but posted in January 2011) shows how just how incomplete my little projects become. Maybe I should modify them, instead of taking on larger challenges, just tackle little chunks at a time. The only other option I can think of is giving up, which for me, is akin to rolling over and dying. To this end, I will aim to update with smaller posts, and much more regularly. I promise. Maybe.
So what’s happened in the last 6 months or so? Quite a lot and not a lot!
Jacko and I had stopped jamming with Rafferty, but had pretty much stopped jamming together as well.
When Jacko and I did get together on the odd occasion it was clear that he (and probably me as well) had lost all motivation. I was like trying to have sex with a flaccid penis. It clearly wasn’t going anywhere.
Being the proactive little man that I am, I began to look for other opportunities, again through GumTree. I had an audition for a band, which I won’t go into (it was awful, so maybe I’ll tell you about it in another post, once I have come to terms with the whole ordeal).
From GumTree some good did come; we met Manning, a classically trained guitarist, who has all the same influences as me and Jacko.
Better still, he had written a stack of awesome songs!
We jammed three or four times. Each time was great! His material was all there, we worked on fleshing out the sound and filling in the gaps. it was going great. Or so I thought.
All of this was just before Christmas. Manning being a student, and me being a non-local, we both went home for a few weeks to do the family thing. Jacko and I have both text him trying to get the next jam sorted, but neither of us have heard anything. Not a dickie bird.
Sigh. Back to square one.