Big if. Finally I decided to get tickets for Los Lonelys. They will be at a relatively small venue for them, I think. Belly Up Tavern in Solana beach. Very near where I work. I've never been there, and I rarely go to any sort of concert. Especially if it costs money, involves a lot of people, parking, and other hoopla most people handle as if it is normal.
Now I'm thinking, what if by some stroke you managed to jam with them. ? Then I thought, you wouldn't even be prepared. Better check it out. Sure enough, Heaven is in F#, a key I manage to avoid generally. I have F# among my practice harps, but I do not have a B which is the cross position harp for F#. Cross is always five above, counting sharps and flats, or I think music nits call it a fourth above. Musselwhite and I count five. Learned it in his book.
I went ahead and pulled up a video of a live performance of Heaven, used my F#, and concluded I could hang using either key harp, and not feel bad about it. I have to say, to jam with them would be something, I think. Much of their music just hits me right.
Maybe my friend M, who will be tagging along, will somehow let Henry of LLB know they should waste some time and money on a harp player exactly like me. She is not shy and also a fan. Could happen. I am such a putz and coward, women always run interference for me. I must be shameless because I feel no remorse over this.
The first time I played in public sober was in Jamaica. That time E. was responsible for initiating that deal. It was a staff-guest talent show at a resort. House band was reggae, with a keyboard playing music director who really had it going on. Seems it was mostly keyboard, bass, and drums.
Anyway, we jammed off a riff and it was amazing. The point is, I am now a New England Patriots fan for life as a result, and it is a clear case of a woman facilitating my progress in ways I never would have done on my own.
Women taught me most of what I know, or at least made it possible. Men instinctively wanted to kill me for most of life, while pretending not. It is too bad. I did not notice all these things until way too late, and not that long ago.
Anyway, you never know.
I could use my gig harps and play along with LLB using a B harp, but I don't do that. I'd have to walk across the room, and I prefer to reserve 1st string harps for rehearsals and shows. Remind me--I should get a new A minor harp. And a new B minor, maybe.
If you see those guys, let them know I could be hired cheap and will jam for free. Lucky them.