Pedro 🐝 Casanova en Nothing But Blues, Travel Bloggers & Writers (English), Music in English LIFE • SUPERVIVIENTE (II) 2/7/2016 · 1 min de lectura · 3,4K

How Blues is involved in my life.

How Blues is involved in my life.

There is a post I wrote a few weeks back about how BB King saved my life....or how I do feel that way and here is another commentaire how Blues is involved in my life.

Back in the late 80 ´s I was living in S Fco.

Near my home was a Blues joint ( Green and Grant ) called the Saloon. A former car racer and a great bluesman guitar player ,Johnny Nitro was the owner, Sadly Johnny passed a few years ago.

But there in that bar ...I do recall having some great moments.

I remember I used to talk to Johnny about Blues all the time...Even bragging about my self as a guitar player.. We used to talk about this and that , and scales and who is good or less good in the blues music...

Tell you a secret....I m really a disaster when playing the guitar...But I have to sound interesting...

One Sunday night ,The bar was quiet. No to so many customers. Johnny s band were playing and a few regs were seated at the bar.

All of the sudden . Johnny called my name...and invite me to join the band at the stage. !!! OMG¡¡¡¡...Nooo....now I m going to have to swallow all my commnets about the notes and scales I ve been bragging about....

Johnny handle me a guitar...and told the band...Ok...blues in A...and the band kick in...and there I was ....completely freaking out barely strumming the chords....Sweat was rolling my back getting my shirt wet...and it was November...

My heart was about to jump out my mouth fearing the moment I should play a solo and prove to everyone I was a lousy player...

...and there it goes...solo times...first Johnny ....bass player....piano player...drummer solo......and then the whole band turned to me...and with a nod Johnny indicate it was my moment to show off.

Panic took over me...stage fright?? ...sure but not for the usual reasons…

..I was about to make a completely fool out of my self. I would never be able to go to that bar again in my life...my fav spot...

And the ...the Universe gave me a hand.

Right on the very moment I hit the first notes....the second string of the guitat breaks up....so I was there looking at the guitar....What the F...

So Johnny took over teh solo with a smile...and finished an incredible wailing performance that made everyone shout and cheer with delight...

Humblely I sat the guitar at the stand...and with a sad look I went back to my spot at the bar counter....People were saying ...aww men..bad luck you cool man...you cool...just bad luck...

¡¡¡¡....And way inside me of I was thinking....BAD LUCK????... are you kidding....¡¡¡¡ Men... "au contraire"....inside of me I was the happiest guy in the world...I just saved face...so I sat down with a sight of relief....

Took a sip of my drinK... and said to myself...you just learn a good lesson today....stop bragging....lies has very short legs...be you...and if they like You...they like YOU...



Mamen 🐝 Delgado 3/7/2016 · #4

#3 Hahahaha!!! I look younger than I really am!! The jalea real, you know... 😉

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Pedro 🐝 Casanova 3/7/2016 · #3

#2 ...." In the late 80's we were young and daring..." ...Girl¡¡¡¡¡ ...these are the 2020 ´s and you are still young and.....Must be the honey in you ...Queen Bee

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Mamen 🐝 Delgado 3/7/2016 · #2

In the late 80's we were young and daring, and didn't know much about life. That's a lesson everybody has to go through at some point in life. And you were incredibly lucky!!! 😂

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A good lesson learned - bee yourself.

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