By "playing the guitar", I actually meant practicing songs. Last week to divert myself (well, it had been set up already -- but I heartily welcomed the distraction) I auditioned to play at the Depanneur Cafe, an artsy bistro just a few blocks from where I live. It seems I went over well -- so I'll be playing there on Tuesdays, 2-3 pm -- at least, until further notice. (NB, as of February, 2007, it's now Mondays, 2-3 pm...)
Odd time, eh?
The prime times (Fridays/Saturday nights) are reserved for bands, cabarets, etc; live "ambience" music -- solo jazz, folk, etc. -- are at odd times like mine. Here's the schedule for the people like me.
I like the place: frequented by studenty and bohemian types, with tippy tables on old wooden floors and art by starving artists on the walls, it's a kind of cafe you can find in any major city but which always seems exceptional when found. The gig gives me the chance to practice with a sound system in front of a smattering of people -- an ideal way to try out new material, solidify performance and cut stage nerves in preparation for other gigs (if, when, who knows where) down the road. + of course gain a bit of public, sell CDs books tapes & maybe even my body!!!