For the past several months I’ve been fiddling at The Civil Cricket once a week. Today I’m doing my last day there.
Playing there has been a very special experience for me – more so than I expected. It isn’t so much about the music. I never play anything terribly exciting or complicated. It’s about the people.
Maybe it’s the whole Piano Man thing. People start talking to you. Since I play quite a few Irish and Scottish tunes they like to talk about their travels. They seem to go back there.
That shouldn’t surprise me. Music has a unique way of transporting us to a different time and place. Maybe because you can still enjoy it even when your eyes are closed. And you can imagine.
I’ll miss it. I hope to find another outlet like it in the future.
I’ve been all cagey about my future, but tomorrow I’ll write a bit about what’s coming up.