What do you do for a thrill? Go ride a roller coaster? Plan an adventure vacation? Book a skydiving or heli-skiing trip? Try something you've never done before? We all have ways that we access excitement, aliveness, and passion in our lives. Hopefully you've identified positive outlets for these emotions that we all long to experience, rather than resorting to addictions or distractions from your real desires.
My thrill-of-choice right now is showing up at open mic' s and playing all-improvised violin on songs I have never heard or played before in my life, with musicians I've never met before either. The story of how I got here is a little involved (I've written about it before here and here and here), but I am truly thrilled to have this new source of joy and freedom in my life, and a way to connect with people I can learn from.
Watch and listen to my new band play live tonight...all without leaving your home!
TONIGHT you can watch me play with my new band, Randy Bales' Chinese Melodrama, on a live streaming webcast! Yes, from the comfort of your own home, you can watch and listen to our music as we are playing it. If you're in the Bay Area, we'd love to see you join us live, but for all of you who are spread out across the country, please tune into this link at 7PM Pacific (10PM Eastern) TONIGHT, Friday, June 25: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/sf-bay-area-sounds
Here's a little taste of the kind of music I'm playing these days. Enjoy!