Chicago Gig: Pix by Listener Alice Chou.

March 22, 2006

I messed up one tune, and then I collapsed like a house of cards.

Played the Old Town School of Folk Music in Chicago this past weekend. I really wished the gig were better. I was crazy strong out of the gate–Chuck the Legend rigged up the old Baby Taylor with an awesome pickup, and that Baby Taylor sounds amazing. I haven’t played it onstage in a couple years.
I really wanted it to be a great show. The show sold out six months in advance! And I haven’t done a completely solo acoustic show in–a couple years? Something like that.
Then I fucked up the MuRF pedal part on “Bells,” and kept trying to restart the tune, and it just–bleh. I feel like I never recovered.
You can’t win them all. The good thing about losing one is that you get it out of the way.