Thursday, December 30, 2010
Sober Nixon (pictured above performing at Cafe Royale in August) is looking for a new guitarist. Our current guitar player, Jackie, is leaving to pursue a music and writing project she has in mind. So alas, she no longer has time for us. Jackie has been so easy-going and easy to work with for the past two and a half years. She and her very good attitude will be missed, but I can't blame her for wanting to focus on her original music, as opposed to playing countless cover songs that I choose.
To that end, my first project for the new year is to find Sober Nixon a guitarist. I'm beginning that process by networking. I know a few musicians, and I'm hoping one or more of them will know a guitar player interested in a no-stress, cover band project. If networking gets me nowhere, then I'll cross my fingers and brave the dreaded Craigslist. I actually found Jackie through Craigslist, but since then, I haven't had a great experience with the "musicians" section of that website. A lot of bitter, crazy people hang out there.
Anyway. Sober Nixon also may be getting a drummer. We're going to get together play with a guy I went to high school with who has become a drummer. Hopefully, he'll like us, and we'll like him, and we can beef up Sober Nixon's rhythm section. 2011 could bring good things to my little music project.
In other news, I got a belated birthday present this evening. It was from Sephora and was belated because I took my dear sweet time popping into the store to pick it up. Because I am in Sephora's "spend money in here and get free stuff" program, they decided to give me a little gift to mark the anniversary of my birth. I hardly was going to argue with that, and I walked away with a bottle of Philosophy vanilla birthday cake shampoo/shower gel/bubble bath. I'll be using mine as shower gel. I love presents, especially ones I don't expect.
So I guess all of this is to say that change is on tap for 2011. Change and a few vanilla birthday cake showers.