If I were a man of fewer words I would leave it at that but that wouldn’t be very Forceful would it?
I just had to take a moment to share my love for the multitude of wonderful folks whose lives have intertwined with mine over the last few years. Seeing so many familiar faces at Pearl St this New Year’s Eve was quite an experience and it reminded me how lucky I am to be able to start the new year surrounded by supportive people.
I remember the holiday seasons took on a whole different meaning for me waaaay back in the day when I was working as a waiter. Back then I had to work a bunch of holiday parties and eventually a big New year’s day brunch (always a blast after a New Year’s Eve of revelry) which, while lucrative, wasn’t all that festive . My “family” during those holiday times were all of my fellow co-workers and whoever was working at the only bar open once I got out of work (Packards in those days. Although I missed my family back in the Dc area immensely, I grew to really appreciate the new familial structures I was forming.
Nowadays my extended “family” for the holidays has grown to cover a wide range of people I’ve met over the last few years playing with the Alchemystics, Problemaddicts etc. I’m still working the holidays and rocking out but one of the big differences is that I really look forward to the chance to hang with friends and folks who aren’t around any other time of the year. Sure I live for the festival season and all the fun that that brings but there is something to be said about ending the year doing something you absolutely love with people you truly adore. My only regret about the night is that it went by way too quickly and I didn’t get a chance to spend as much quality time with everyone as I wanted. I hope everyone out there enjoyed their New Year’s Eve as much as I did. Enjoy 2013 and don’t forget, The Alchemystics would definitely love to hear how your celebrations went, so drop us a line and say howdy. Pictures, videos, commentary …..shoot it our way, we love it all.
the one and only,
p.s. I know I promised zombies but hey I was feelin the love. Oh and in case you weren’t able to join us on New Year’s Eve here is a link to the download the recording of the live set that Demse took. Enjoy!!