Thursday, March 15, 2007
I went down to Santa Cruz last night to have dinner with Jim and then go to the Irish session at the Coastline Brewery. There were a lot of Santa Cruz folks I haven't seen for a very long time and it really kind of threw me back to high-school era memories. George's surprise when he saw me was particularly fun. It made me really happy to play with people like him and Laurie and Lars and Jim again. It was also good for me just to get to a different session. I do enjoy Patrick's sessions up here (when I manage to go) but it's also easy to get stuck in a musical rut when you always play at the same place. Hearing different people and different tunes is a good change. I need to try to make over-the-hill efforts to get down to the Santa Cruz session more often.