Saturday, August 7, 2010

the promenade

It is Saturday morning and I'm just waking up from a very long opening night at this new restaurant I am working at called pizza Antica. Pizza Antica is in a huge new shopping center at the beginning(or end depending on which way your headed) of a fairly famous area called the promenade. Or 3rd street promenade. The whole street is closed to traffic and is filled with tourists, musicians, magicians, break dancers, hobos and hustlers, side walk preachers, Michael Jackson impersonators, fine dinning, street vendors and all sorts of shopping. The street pretty much ends at the ocean a huge Ferris wheel looms over the madness and a long pier juts into the Pacific. I'm pretty sure I've seen the Ferris wheel in some movies but I can't really think of any off the top of my head. So for the last week or so I've been studying the menu, figuring out what the difference is in an early girl and a sweet 100 tomato and trying to pronounce the names and regions of our pretty lengthy and eclectic wine list which oddly enough are mostly from Italy not California. I guess they thought you can get any California wines pretty much anywhere around these parts. So far it has been a fun atmosphere with good people. It seems that everyone who works there is either an actor or I fit right in. I haven't been all that too focused on the music side of things the last few weeks other than playing and writing when I get home from training-i feel it's probably a good idea to focus on the job and get that figured out first and move on from there seeing as that will be what allows me to make some money-it's a hit. I also didn't really know what the hours would be and schedules etc... I did however play at this place called club good hurt in Venice right before training started. I thought I played quite a bit better and was more relaxed despite playing a song I had written about a week before while dog sitting which did make me a bit nervous-but I am confident that it's one of the strangest/coolest/funnest to play blues guitar riffs I've ever come up with. So that was fun! Still not a ton of people showed but I think that will change soon. To sum it all up I got a good job at a cool place with some fun people. WHEW! That's a load off! I was getting kinda stressed about that! Feelin' good now though! Adios from California!

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