In the wintertime it was tough working in the place because they didn’t use heat at all, as the fruits and veggies wouldn’t last as long.
It is pretty darn warm out today and I just want to stay out of the heat until the sun goes down. We have been playing music in the bars about five nights a week and have been making a good amount of money. They pay us $150 to do the show and then on top of that we get another $100 in tips, so we are making like $600 a week each just playing music. That isn’t a ton of money in the real world, but in music land that is called a good living. It beats the local business where I used to work selling produce, which was really tough to do considering they had no a/c during the hot summers. In the wintertime it was tough working in the place because they didn’t use heat at all, as the fruits and veggies wouldn’t last as long. Now I get to play music in air conditioned and heated clubs during the summers and winters, and make a lot of very cool memories in the process. I guess that is what life is in the end isn’t it, just a bunch of memories. I still pop into the air conditioning business to see my old HVAC worker friends and hang out for a bit, but doing so many shows keeps me pretty busy during the year. I hope that I can keep playing music for another twenty years and make it to 75 years old while still playing in clubs like the young lad that I used to be.