Man, I can not sleep.Â I tried.Â I went to bed around 10 PM, and listened to some Mahler 3 for a bit.Â I was tired then, but now I am wide awake.Â I have a million things racing through my mind right now, and most of it is stuff I can not take care of for a while, so I wish it would get the heck out of my head.Â Here is a list of things I must work on this week:
- Summer TubaBand PR to the band directors
- July 4th Brass Band
- TYBB/TYBE Concert PR, Personnel, Music, tickets, percussion
- TYBB Listening help
- Summer lesson schedule
- Final week at NCCU- Juries and Grades
- Pay bills:Â It is insurance month
- Get motorcycle license renewed
Some of this stuff is easy and fast to do.Â Some of it is a major work project.Â This month will be similar to the last few.Â I feel like my head is being held underwater and I rarely get a chance to breathe.Â most of the pressure I bring on myself in the form of not wanting to screw any logistical planning.Â I have to train myself to better organized and more on top of things.
So, the weekend in review.Â I was in Wilmington, NCÂ playing a concert with the symphony (WSO) down there.Â This is the third concert I have played with them this season, and I had fun times doing the gig.Â its really easy.Â Spend the night and afternoon hanging out in Wilmington, do a rehearsal and a concert.Â I like the one rehearsal and a concert gigs.Â not knowing anything about the orchestra when I took these gigs, I was amazed to find out that the WSO concerts are very well attended.Â Full house every time.
I play the Wilmington run outs with North Carolina Symphony quite often, it seems, and they are well attended as well.Â What I am guessing, is that there is market for orchestral music there, but I wonder if it is enough to support something more than once a month.Â The WSO plays a concert a month, an throw in a few NCS concerts here and there throughout the season, and I bet they get their fill.Â So, the WSO announced their upcoming season this weekend, and they have a sweet looking brochure.Â Why is it sweet, you ask?Â Because my photogenic tuba playing mug is on it. Really.Â I play their once and get caught on camera doing it and straight into the advertisements.Â Shoes what a large shiny object can do.
Playing the gig allows me the opportunity to do two things that I don’t get to do enough.Â One is watch TV, which I do not do because I don’t have TV.Â The other is to just think, and work shit out in my head.Â i drove around a bit, and explored Wrightsville Beach, which is a kickass little town on the ocean.Â If I could, I would live there year round.Â If the WSO would pay a tuba player $20 grand, I would do it.Â For Sure.Â that’s all it would take.
Yeah, well, that’s about it for the weekend.Â Unfortunately, I didn’t do much work on other things that are in the pipeline to get done, which is now causing the minor insomnia, which will go away as soon as I get into a project, but I will be too tired to complete.Â Damn it.