So, I’m making progress on my grand plan for 2014, except for one minor detail — my back is killing me! It started about 3 weeks ago and it’s so bad I can’t lift anything (last night I had to remember to bend my knees to pick up a throw pillow off the sofa!) And forget playing guitar, I can’t hold one for more than a few minutes without severe back pain. Ugh! I’ve been going to a chiropractor for a couple of weeks and I even signed up for water aerobics classes 3 times a week but no improvement yet. I’ll see my primary care doc Tuesday so hopefully he’ll have something magic he can do to get me playing again. I really miss it.
Especially considering that I have some new toys to play with. I sold a couple of pieces and used the money for a Bose L1 Compact PA and a vocal harmony pedal. I’ve also been pulling together backing tracks (mostly just drums and bass) and I really like the way things are sounding. In my head anyway. I haven’t been able to rehearse with my new setup yet. Grrr… It’s too bad, if it weren’t for my back I feel like I could go play a 3 hour gig with the material I have ready right now. It’s tough to be patient, but I’m trying to do as much as I can now to prepare. Hopefully I’ll be ready to go soon.
Till next time!