My temporary vacation is now over, and I’m back to scheduling steady work. Thank you for your patience.
As a side note, yesterday I returned to my gig on the Marina to find that my band was no where to be found.The venue manager is wondering where the rest of the group is. I promise to play on time, and I do so, pulling out every little bit of solo bass material I can think of. As any musician knows, of course, the more the bassist plays solo, the louder the customers want to talk over you. So, the attention to me was quite minimal.
I approached the venue manager for my pay at the end of the evening, and was told that our group was no longer working out for the venue. I understand his point of view. Frankly, I feel the need to distance myself from that blatant lack of professionalism.
I received a call later from the band leader, who claims he never got a call for when to start, so apparently that means not showing up at all. I don’t want to get in the way of any personal fights going on, but I feel like I was left hung out to dry as a result of whatever may have happened. I’ll keep posted of any changes.
In the meantime, I’ve got an audition this week and several new students starting up now. I’m always ready to take on a new challenge, and my experiences only serve to strengthen me, not defeat me.