It seems that the rents are getting higher and higher in our building and my bf’s bonuses at Uber are being cut. We really want to be musicians, but it’s tough to try to do it in a city like SF that is all tech. We’ve been looking into getting a conversion van and traveling across the country. It’ll take several months of planning, but well worth it to live a dream we’ve been wanting to for a long time. There is a certain freedom that comes with going out on the road and playing music. For now, we’re working on some recordings. Stay tuned for more articles!
Johnny Saffire and I are in the process of recording an original version of “Dear Prudence” by the Beatles. There will be varying vocal layers, violin, guitar, drums, and bass thrown in. I’m looking forward to making this cover a special hit. Visit us at www.lovelyzardz.com. Stay tuned more articles on our musical journey!
What a day we had yesterday! The University Club in SF hosted a wedding expo for event planners, etc. to come together and showcase their services. Peachy’s Puffs was a sponsor, so we hired two girls to work the event. They wore their flashy red bell hops. Dez and I were able to play a set as well in the lobby while guests trickled in. We had rented a PA system, but found we didn’t even need it due to how small the actual space was. We certainly learned our lesson. When in doubt, go scope out the venue, if local, before a gig to ensure whether or not a PA system is necessary. We played some originals including “Dear Prudence” (The Beatles) and “Heaven” (Warrant). Unfortunately, we couldn’t play some of the more iconic love songs due to Dez’ A string breaking. That had never happened in all the time we’d played together. Thankfully, it was not a paying gig, so at least it was less of a foul-up. It led us to reason we should always carry spare fully strung instruments. The dressing room upstairs was quite the scene, with Brazilian diamond-encrusted Samba dancers in feather headdresses and a Chinese dragon dance troupe as well as an Asian wine server decked out in Victorian garb, pearls hanging her dress. It felt like a backstage setup for America’s Got Talent. I was highly entertained. All in all, it was a successful event, despite a few hiccups. Stay tuned for more articles!