Some have commented that my blogs have been rather short lately, which is obviously true, and that is because I haven't had much to say. That is not a bad or negative thing. I've just been thinking of other things, like family.
Overall, this show went well despite the falling of instruments. The Rhodes fell over, Darren's drum kept falling over, etc. It was a technical challenge, but we had fun. I hope to come back and have twice as many people. It will make it sound and look better. Thanks to all that did take the time to come out.
Cambiando de tema, and a sad note at that, my tío Carlos passed away recently; hence, my preoccupation with family. He was my uncle that owned a record store in Nuevo Laredo, México. Because of him, I gained access to a lot of great albums that really shaped me as a musician, e.g., Tino Contreras' How to Play the Drums, B-52's, The Doors, etc. I still have all these wonderful things, and I can't help to not think about him when I play them. He was a wonderful, funny man that will truly be missed. I wish I could go to pay my respects in person, but unfortunately, I can't. So, I'll use this forum.
Tío, may you rest in peace. Thank you for giving so much to me. You will be missed.
Below are some old photos of my family, courtesy of my tía Doris:
My mom is in the middle with the fresh, black hat.