Your handwriting. The way you walk. Which china pattern you choose. It's all giving you away. Everything you do shows your hand. Everything is a self-portrait. Everything is a diary.
-Chuck Pahlaniuk Diary:A Novel

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

What a Trooper

Work was deathly slow during December and January, but as soon as February hit my book was slammed. Rehearsal last night, recording session this morning, private party tonight, the next four nights at a jazz club in town with Mistah Tyrell, a gig Sunday morning, another recording session Monday ... etc.

So let me tell you, this is a bad time to have an injured finger.

Whilst making salsa for a Superbowl party at a friends' house I sliced my finger open on one of my newly-sharpened kitchen knives. What you see is said injury that I fixed up with Super Glue for this morning's session. I may be injured, but I shall groove through the pain!


Special K said...

that's rock-star, dude. Isn't that was hendrix used to do? Oh, I know - I heard urban legend that he would tear up his fingers, then put super-glue on them, then press them into his arm, tear of a new layer of skin keep playing. Do you think that's true?

Did you take your knives to a place to get them sharpened?

Jeff said...


Special K, Hendrix didn't do that, but Stevie Ray Vaughan did. Either way, Lyman's in good company.

KHM said...

oh, Lymoni has owie finger... note to file: finish all the chopping before the first cocktail.

SRV and Hendrix did very many things I would not encourage Lyman to.

Lyman said...

Like hump a burning guitar on stage? Or,like, drugs?

Its probably urban legend unless they were talking about blisters. Whenever you get a blister you are indeed supposed to pop it, rip the dead skin off, and keep playing to promote callouses. I did it many times in school.

KHM said...

Let's just leave it at "general excesses".

As for humping burning guitars, I'm thinkin on-stage, off-stage, a bad idea all around.

Bluervo said...

Ouch! I'm sorry bro! Hope you get thru it alright. I've done that a few times before a gig and the Super Glue definitely helps. Have fun this weekend...