This second chance playing music is becoming quite the roller coaster ride. We had an amazing show this past weekend. We played to many new people who seemed to really dig us and met a ton of new band friends. We played to people who were babies when we first took the stage. They roared and called for an ENCORE which the soundman denied us because of time constraints. I must confess playing live is more fun than people are supposed to be allowed to have.
Suddenly last night we were invited to take part in a internet radio show on Long Island, of all places. We are doing this next Monday evening and everyone can tune in 7pm December 1st here. My first thoughts were panic. How can I play on a Monday evening on Long Island!!! The kids, school, swimming, argh!!! Slowly but surely a plan emerged. The kids have their academics in the morning at school so next Monday we will pick them up at 1pm. Then drive to Long Island and we will be interviewed by Mark Mendoza of Twisted Sister and Henry K who has done a ton but will forever be known in my heart as the owner of an underage club that played punk and new wave in the early 80’s called, Dance Parc. Of course my friends and I went there often as teenagers and as I mention it to them on social media we are collectively jumping up and down a little inside. We will get home at about midnight so I have arranged for the kids to take a cyber day for school the next day. I figured out what to do with the kids so fast I sighed and thought how much I love the flexibility of their schooling. It allows us to go on wild adventures on a Monday without missing school. Swim team well, we can miss one night, can’t we?
Less than I year ago all the above I would insise that the above was someone’s wild imagination. To think I would be making these kinds of plans with the band seemed so far away. I find myself astounded almost every day that I actually have a real second chance at playing music with people I adore. It doesn’t get better than this. I am waiting for the people who think I am so punk rock and so cool to see through it all and see that really I am a middle aged swim team Mom.