Date: Sat 15 Dec, 2001 at 00:00
Headline: Good Luck Charm
Greetings and Salutations!
Just got back from Getty's, where we had a very enjoyable
show despite some rather daunting obstacles -- not the least of which was a
killer storm, which even as I write this note continues to bear down on the
Salt Lake Valley "like a shotgun full of snow" (to quote cartoon TV anchor
Groove Dilemma put in a much stronger set tonight than
they did when we opened for them back in August. Their talent was never in
question for me, but I think some technical issues hampered them last time
out. Tonight their sound was much more together and I think it inspired
them to a higher level of performance, particularly Tony Semerad's guitar playing.
I hope we can hook up with them again sometime next year. For those of you
interested in hearing more of Groove Dilemma, you can
check them out at their
We are now getting quite used to the special demands and rewards of playing
as a trio. Whether we will retain this arrangement permanently remains to be
seen, but I am happy to say that we were have managed to succesfully
pull it off thus far. We've definitely come a logn way since the Tom Tom CD
gig, where we tried out the format for the first time. It is unfortunate that
we will not be able to retain Steve Urie on drums indefinitely, but we have
greatly enjoyed the time we have spent with him...and I was happy to learn
tonight that Steve has officially joined
Jupiter, so I am excited to be to working with
him again soon.
The set was a little heavy with the Pink Floyd covers tonight. Tim and I
have Floyd on the brain right now, as we are planning a special PF tribute
concert to be performed in the spring. We have assembled a team of fantastic
musicians and a brilliant technical crew and are hopeful that we may be able to
show that will be looked on as worthy of our musical heroes. More details on
that situation as we get closer to it...
Due to the storm, the turnout was not very large, but those who braved
the weather to come see us and Groove Dilemma tear it up
were very enthusiastic and we would like to think we made it worth their
while. I want to give a Special shout-out to our friends Bret "good luck charm"
Warnick, Amanda Zolman, and John Clark - they not only showed up and stayed
till the end, but were also very compliemtary on the show itslelf. For one
who has been having something of a crisis of faith lately, this show of
support meant so very much. Thank You.
The Holiday Season is upon us, and I am looking forward to taking some
time off to concentrate on friends, family, and the future. This has been a
year of challenges both on micro and macroscopic levels, and I am hopeful that I have been able to learn from it all. To
quote another of my musical heroes, "the promises of tomorrow and the
coming year are awesome to behold".
God bless us, Everyone
your humble correspondent