Hi, All,

Sorry for the hiatus this week. I have a writing/speaking gig in England the first of May, and I had to spend most of this week writing.

I have a music gig today, so as usual I have been finding time to practice this week. Did I tell you that I practice a lot? Ok, enough of that. I'm playing at the retirement community where my mother-in-law lives. A couple of years ago I helped her write a song, Thank You Girls, for her two daughters as a Christmas present, so this week I've been practicing with her so she can sing it for her friends in the retirement community as part of my gig. She's a sweet person, and I love her dearly. Writing the song gave her a chance to say thanks to her daughters in a way that she wouldn't have been able to otherwise.

The Activities Coordinator said I should just play whatever I want and not feel that I need to play oldies, so I'm going to do a couple of sing-alongs and then launch into some up-beat blues. I'll let you know how it turns out.

We got some bad news here in Boulder County this week. The Rock N Soul Cafe in Boulder closed. It was an important venue for new bands and fledgling singer-songwriters. It struggled over most of its seven year life to make a financial go of it, and the owners finally had to give up. It was a reminder that offering live music is a tough way to make a living.

I hope you are having a wonderful Spring. The sun is shining beautifully here today. Gotta Go.

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