Monday, May 6, 2013
Sharing ideas in a Songwriter Circle
Hey, all, thanks for the love and support about not smoking and for liking the original music. Means a lot.
I was back at Chicago Street Pub in Joliet tonight for the first Songwriter Circle in a while. Been nursing that sore finger. It's much better after 11 days with no cigarettes. Blood flow is returning but it's not 100 percent yet.
It was great spending time with Alex Hoffer, Charlie Champene, Steve Becker, Mary Beth Daw, Tom Maslowski, Becky Smentek and more. We all took turns playing originals and critiquing them. There's nothing like honest feedback from other writers.
I played three songs: You Never Listen, King of the Mountain and Refugee Blues. Went well I thought.
Anyway, I'm a bit crazy from the nicotine withdrawal. Caffeine's the next to go. And oh how I love coffee. But the progress seems to have stalled on the finger healing and I need to get the blood flowing so this week it's goodbye caffeine. I hope the headaches aren't too bad.
It's springtime in Joliet, and Hannah's taking the most wonderful pictures in the yard. That's her work at the top.