Had an intervention today. Divine, possibly! After hanging up the phone this afternoon, sorta heavy with somewhat bad news. Just was feeling really human at that moment and twisted my ear over to a conversation a man was having next to me. He was talking about music and shows and i could hear the words ‘groovy’ and ‘cool’ sliding out of his mouth smoother than me on my best Topanga Canyon day... Looking at his profile, i asked him with a smile if he was in that band Canned Heat. His wife chimes in, ‘no but he’s just as famous.’ To which we laughed and talked about the blues, and music he’s been involved in for years, groups he’s toured with, and we went on to discuss the city of New Orleans where he just finished playing, and it’s amazing gregarious people and how much we liked Tipitina’s and the general happy vibe there.
i asked him if it was too late at my age to start playing. He didn’t hear me, so his wife told me to ask him again, but to yell it. So i did. He then responded, ‘No! It’s never too late...You have to play and it can be very healing.’ So at this point, I’m thinking he really was put in my path for a reason. ;)
He asked me which instrument. ‘Drums!’ ‘Maybe guitar’. ‘Maybe vocals’... ‘Oh you can catch the beat, he replied. ‘Yeah, Gary can teach you,’. So that’s that. They took my number and email and went on their way.
i don’t have all the answers but i have to be honest, I’m kinda touched by the randomness of this city sometimes, and the fact that my fairy godmother is actually a godfather..., and a legendary rock blues musician named Barry, with a hearing problem in his right ear.
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