Not Dead (Yet)

Today has been the day from Hades.

But I AM alive.

This past weekend was wonderful.  We had an incredible experience when X-Alt played atMcKendree Village.  We’ve learned our lesson about when we play nursing homes and retirement villages.  If you break out the old hymns and jazz them up a little, you’ll get them going every time.  This past Saturday was no exception.  The little old ladies and men were REALLY getting into it.

After we finished, an older lady walked up to me with tears in her eyes.  She said her husband had brain surgery 6 months prior, and she was amazed at how engaged he was with our whole performance. (Apparently, he hadn’t been ‘with it’ in quite a while).  He had even brought out some of his old funny lyrics:

On a hill far away, stood an old Chevrolet, with an emblem of cherry and red…

His wife thanked each of us many times.  We all teared up, too.  You just don’t know what it’s like to know you have been used by God in that way.

Sunday was almost the exact opposite.  We played a private event at Tallent’s Coffeehouse in Springfield, and to say it was rollicking would be an understatement.  These people were so open to The Spirit – and it was overflowing.  Every vocal, even my own, seemed super-charged.  Mark Mills was on fire.  It was quite a wonderful, but tiring afternoon.

If any of you are going to be in town Saturday (and I know some of you are), come on up to the 23rd Psalm Cafe on Buena Vista Pike.  X-Alt (and I’m sure some others) will be playing that night.  It’s a little place, and we’re a huge band, so if 10-15 of you show up, we’ll have the place filled.

I’ll post something more substantial this afternoon as I get time.

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2 Responses to “Not Dead (Yet)”

  1. hutchmo Says:

    what time Sat. night????

  2. Slartibartfast Says:

    John – I think they flyer says 7, but I seem to remember it being earlier than that the last few times we playered there. We are never the only act, but we find out the “who else” info when we show up. I’ll get with Vince (bass player wh handles everything) and try to nail down the right time.


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