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Re: Re: Put the brakes on

Nah...I'm still here....keeps from actually having to do work at my crummy job !!!!
I really don't like what I do for a living much...and music is a diversion for me.

I actually have to stop myself sometimes though.
I spend most of my free-time teaching myself blues guitar..but I never play out with that either.
Not a lot of confidence to go to the jams. When I get a new idea in my head...i have to act on it NOW.

I just really like the sound of Zydeko accordian. And I figured since I played piano accordian since I was a kid...maybe switching over wouldn't be a giant leap.
( Yeah right !) Every other week or so I pick up my accordian and drive my family nuts by belting out a polka or something.

We were in New Orleans last week, and saw a guy we saw a few years ago .Jimmy Thibodeaux. Great Zydeko sound... and I was hooked again.
I also realized I was lumping Zydeko and Cajun together
( from the Blues Brothers....."We have both kinds of music...Country AND Western ")
I think the sound I am always describing to people that I like most, is definately Zydeko.

So the bottom line is... I have no business buying a new accordian, and I definately don't have time.

So it seems like the perfect thing to do ( HA)

This is a great forum by the way.

Also....someone mentioned in a previous post...that there was a cajun night once a month here in chicago. Turns out its walking distance to my house. So I can go there and pester them next month.
What are the odds of that?

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