Happy 2016

Well, here we go again. Another year has passed and I have seldom managed to find time to post updates. I’m going to push the ‘reset’ button and try again to be more selective on where I spend my time. As we all know, time is getting more valuable each moment.

The last few months of 2015 was a bumpy ride and left me bruised and confused. However, at the very end of 2015 a light was turned on and gave me a peak of what could be. I gave up drinking in November and I have to say, overall, I feel better. Sure, there are times I miss it a little, but not enough to return to the lifestyle. In fact, the more I see drunks or even just folks overly affected by alcohol, the less I miss it.

As part of the 2016 ‘reset’ I will be making a concerted effort to finally bring some focus to the Roaming Soul Club project and other musical pursuits. Keep an eye and ear out for that.

Sadly, 2016 started with yet another loss of a musical and cultural icon. David Bowie has moved on to truly be a Starman. He was one of a kind and a true artist. He made music right until the end. RIP David. The amount of folks in my generation that have been passing over is freaking me out. But, such is the circle of life.

I’m still playing most Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays at Cardero’s. You can check my gig page for updates to my schedule and any other additional gigs I may be doing. For starters, I’m playing Bistro 72 on Jan 22, 23.

Well, I gotta for for now but will get back to this soon. Wishing you all a healthy and joyful 2016.

Peace – Neil

 

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2 thoughts on “Happy 2016

  1. Hi Neil.

    Wish you all the best in your absence of alcohol. I’ve been battling this for 35 years. I still drink, but not a bottle everyday anymore. I smartened up a coulple years ago.
    Stay strong.

    Ranj.

  2. Thank you Ranj. Glad to hear you’ve slowed down the intake of booze. I drank pretty regular at the gigs but not usually more than 2-3 drinks, however, that adds up when you play a lot. I won’t go back to drinking at the gigs but after just over 3 months I had a couple of glasses of wine in Vegas and that was nice. Gonna try a substantial reduction (like 95%) and be more responsible and see how that goes. I respect those who maintain a zero tolerance lifestyle and understand why it’s necessary for some but I don’t feel that’s where I need to be and would much rather be able to enjoy the occasional drink. Be well. – Neil

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