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I wanted to take a moment away from my normal snarky or self-deprecating posts to say “Thank You” to all my musician friends that I have had the pleasure of playing with throughout my life. I find myself working with many of you quite frequently and some not as often as I would like. It’s a really tough profession that we’ve chosen for ourselves, and yet somehow, it always seems worth it in the end when you get to work with amazing people in amazing venues…or very bizarre ones. You are all continuous sources of inspiration, great hangs, and great players. Thank you for being awesome.

And really, can you think of any other job where it is socially acceptable to greet a coworker for the first time with a handshake, work your shift, and then end the day with a hug? That seems to happen a lot on the bandstand and I think that’s pretty great.