This week is my last scheduled porch show, June 27th, 6-7:30pm.
Rob has decided to join e for the whole show!
It's going to be great.
I spoke to someone who had been at the show last week when Rob came out unexpectedly and stood at my microphone with me...very romantic..for two songs.
The person said she could see how emotional that was ...for Rob.
I am sort of inexcusably clueless about Rob, maybe about men in general when I'm close to them.
It never occurred to me that it would mean a lot to Rob to sing one of my songs with me on his front porch.
Maybe I don't value myself enough in the eyes of men.
Probably something along those lines.
I would have thought he was just being nice, doing me a favor, seeing how his voice had held up after having the Rona.
But to think that he was visibly moved by the experience of us singing that way, that makes me feel great.
So when he asked to sing the whole show next Saturday I was already happy about it but now I'm trying to really value his offer in context.
He'll be playing percussion of whatever kind he choses, and he'll have his own microphone, and he'll be sitting and I'll be standing the way we've done the duo tours in the past.
We haven't played this way in a couple of years really.
But it's very practical right now, and hopefully our old power struggle issues have been put to rest by all we've been through since.
Remember the blog post two years ago about the show we wrecked because we were arguing on stage about the volume of my guitar amp?
Oh My God.
So stupid and so embarrassing and probably eighty percent my fault.
There are jokes and more jokes about how the lead guitarist in a band always thinks they need to be louder than anyone else thinks they need to be.
I've prioritized my values.
I want peace, I want fun, I want to be happy.
I don't need to be right, and also, I'm quite probably wrong...at least when it comes to my perception of my music volume.
So, we are revisiting a fragile part of our relationship this Saturday.
but how many guys do I know who can sing all the words and all the harmony parts to my entire catalog of songs?
Exactly one guy.
Ladies and Gentlemen, this Saturday, I give you the great, the brilliant, the Polish Wonder himself, Mister Rob Genadek!
Sign up for the show by writing to me at firstname.lastname@example.org