On Monday, I recorded a cover of Queen's Another One Bites The Dust -- my sixth recording thus far for the GioSafari At Your Request Vol. 3 album. Then I made a new post on the privilege blog, featuring an article by Terrell Jermaine Starr, in which he demonstrates that life for Black men and women in the US really is as challenging as so many of them say it is.
I was at the day job for much of yesterday, but I was still able to meet with a new music student, work a bit on my lessons website, and get down to the Lower East Side for a show at LeftField.
The show was fun, though sparsely attended. The headliner, Greg Rekus (on tour from Winnipeg) knows how to put on a great performance, and he's just a swell guy. A couple friends from my job came out to see me too.
The whole thing really made me wish that I was playing more shows, both in and out of the city. I'm thinking I'll have to make a point to get out to Sidewalk Cafe and Rockwood Music Hall some time in the next few months, just to get my music in front of more people. And since the weather is getting to be a lot nicer, methinks it's about time for GioSafari to make an appearance at the Inwood Greenmarket this Saturday.
No more writing, recording, and performing in obscurity! Come on, tipping point!
Today I'm working on what's left of the At Your Request songs, hoping to get them all out in the next week or two. I have a bunch of other recording projects I want to get started, posthaste. So stay tuned, there's a lot more coming down the pike!