Bad Day/Good Night

Thursday was just one of those rough days for no apparent reason other than the fact that it was cold, rainy, and that put a lot of people in bad humor. I was substitute teaching as usual, except that I had none of the usual patience for high school attitudes from kids I’m being paid to teach. I knew I had a show, and call me strange, but I like to start off feeling confident and sassy when I’m playing my original music to a crowd of people. That wasn’t going to happen, so I had to put on my game face, and wait for the actual moments on stage to transport me outside of my self-perpetuated, introspective gloom. As usual, I wasn’t disappointed, and seeing my beautiful comrades, Marquesa and Robin, when I arrived lifted my spirit a bit. We had worked hard to prepare this event, and I certainly didn’t want to curse it with my unfounded malaise. If you didn’t make it to this show, you really missed one of the most widely attended Coda events I’ve ever played. Standing room only was the theme of the night, and the crowd was alternately rowdy and attentive. I’m proud to say that the three of us as well as the backing bands played some excellent sets. Once again I found myself musing over what an honor it was to be playing with the cream of Chico’s music crop. Of course there are many other mountains to scale, but it’s a good policy to enjoy the view along the way. Check out some of the incredible pictures taken by Alpine (of Alpine Photography) at This is the same talented guy, also a local R&B/gospel singer deluxe, who took some great shots at my CD release party last April. Plans are in the works for more collaboration that I’m excited to be a part of, so see you there next time!


Fernandezgray August 20, 2013 @11:19 am
Christina and Jay,the preview phprhgtaoos look fantastic we can't wait to see the full collection.You two were a joy to work with complete professionals in everyway. We had a fab time with you looking forward to that dance session!Elaine and Graeme.