Monthly Archives: October 2010

$10 – A good Friday

I only played for a half hour today, and I made $10. My previous record was $8.11, so that’s good news. Even better, though, is that I’ve completely loosened up: I play much louder and leave a ton of room … Continue reading

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A song a week – Hallelujah, by Jeff Buckley

I just did a Google search of the most-covered songs of all time. I was blown away to find that this Leonard Cohen song is not on the list. I’m most familiar with the Jeff Buckley version. Younger fans are … Continue reading

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10 steps to pay off your loans

Boston-based non-profit American Student Assistance released these 10 steps to pay off your loans. Many of them are obvious, but they’re all valid and worth retaining. Obviously there’s no instantly satisfying answer, but it’s good to be reminded, if only … Continue reading

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Transit exploration + $4.16

I cruised through three transit stations today, looking for a new place to set up and play. Along the way I saw two guitar players, two saxophone players and a bass player. Some were incredible. The spot I ended up … Continue reading

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A song a week – Tiny Dancer, by Elton John

I thought I’d struggle to memorize this song, but it actually came easily. I bought a $3.99 bottle of red wine and caged up in my room to learn the song by ear, which I rarely do now that the … Continue reading

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A song, a can of iced tea, and four quarters

I stopped by the store on my way home from work yesterday. I had my guitar with me, so I decided to sit and play some songs until my bus arrived. I was thirsty, so I bought an peach tea … Continue reading

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Thanks for the $7, Sir Elton John

On Tuesday night, learned and memorized Tiny Dancer, just like I promised myself I would. The following day, I bought a Peach Iced Tea and descended into the BART station to start paying off some loans. I played five songs … Continue reading

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