Mixed Blessing 

Looks like the slow season for live music is gonna be a short one this year. 

I’m already getting calls from clubs and restaurants wanting to book me February, March and April. 

Solo and band.

My band plays house rockin’, get out of your chair and up on your feet coz you’re gonna want to move Blues.

For so many years, folks booking music round here were convinced patrons would not appreciate true American music.

But, times have changed and it looks like it’s gonna benefit my band.

My friend called this morning and said, “I don’t think I’m depressed but I didn’t want to do anything yesterday. Couldn’t make myself accomplish a goddamn thing.”

He’s feeling better today. “Coz folks are finally seeing that man is fucked up. They’re seeing it and they don’t like it. And they’re letting Washington know how they feel. And that makes me feel better. Even if the tanks roll into town tomorrow, I’ll continue to feel better coz I now know that millions know this is bullshit.”

And, when the tanks roll into town, you’re gonna wish you booked my Blues band.

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About joefingas

I am a songwriter, poet, blues singer, and a boogie woogie piano player. I have a grandson but I have no children of my own. All my women have wised up and left me. I was a bum, a wino, a drug/alcohol counselor, a prevention/intervention specialist and a pretender. I have no more time to pretend.
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5 Responses to Mixed Blessing 

  1. Blues Guitar

    It weeps and runs
    like cold water,
    flows

    over an old stone,
    slides, fills
    each crevice,

    caresses
    each brittle crack
    and sings, and cries

    and I the stone,
    and I the stone.

  2. elvagreen123 says:

    Looks like I missed something. You have a band? I thought you played the piano. Things seem to be looking up? Your tone is different. Did I wish you a Happy New Year? Looks like you are already having one.

    • joefingas says:

      Happy New Year to you. This is the first band I’ve formed. I’ve played as sideman in other bands. Yes, it all has to do with an attitude of gratitude. Thanks for your comment.

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