The drive to Rowan university with my good friend Varnie was very relaxing. Definitely doctor recommended after a very stress filled week. I think the entire hr and a half drive there was spent reminiscing and listening to comedy on my ipod.
The whole drive there, we pondered on the idea of a school scheduling a music event on a friday nite. We figured the turnout would be terrible as finals was also upon the students. 3 musicians were scheduled to play on this cold wet bitter nite and I was scheduled for last. I went on at 11pm. Matt Santry began with some beautiful tunes, Natalie Gelman shared a piece of her soul, and I did my best to bring sexy back only to realize sexy never left.
For a small and sparse crowd, they sure were engaging and fun. I can speak for myself and say I thoroughly enjoyed myself, and I think the students did likewise. I’ll gladly be a welcome break to the rigors of school for the students anytime. Met some cool peeps, and all in all, a fantastic nite.
Till we swoon again, make good music (nelly’s echo’s music of course) the soundtrack to your life.
Music has always been my therapy right from my early days. I’d be throwing concerts in my head in the play ground while my friends would kick kick and chase chase the soccer ball around. I had music attention deficit disorder, and it’s still a wonder I made it through school without Ritalin, as I spent half the time music daydreaming. I’ve always found comfort and compromise in music, as I would hum my way through a day, and depending on the tune I hummed, it afforded strangers a peek at the kind of day I was having.
This past wed at the water street tavern, I was allowed to daydream a little on stage as the audience was small in number, but humongous in quality. Got some of the best tea for my sore throat all thanks to the sweet bartender Andrea. We got have a nice laid back conversation as I was setting up. Guess what I’ll be requesting to drink this next wed?
Christi is making a case for my number one fan as she brought 2 of her friends Noemi and John. Talk about 2 people who you gravitate to and like even before they got a chance to say hello. I guess birds of the same feather, well u know how it goes.
Further, my main man Matt officially declared himself a fan of Nelly’s Echo, and I felt a strong urge to award him a medal, but that is one habit I cannot afford to sustain . Matt you rock! I kept talking to Pedro the cook like we were long lost friends even though that was the first time I’d ever seen him. Si!
My favorite couple happened to be the only couple there:) Mike and Angel had not heard me play for over a year, and they chose to spend thanksgiving eve with yours truly. Angel tried to score a free CD with soothing and encouraging words for me, but I’m not falling for that trick for the 100th time. Funky fresh to the heck yeah.
I’ll be playing there again this wed from 9-11pm. I’ll be testing out 3 new songs for what I hope will remain a quality crowd of people like this past wed who sat, talked, drank, laughed, sang, and hugged quite a bit. Till we meet again, keep making good music the soundtrack to your melodious life.
Nelson aka Halle Berry’s Ex