I applied to Ft. Worth Zine Fest today. The application was much shorter, much simpler, and more informal that the LA one. I won't have as much expense to deal with in travel if they let me table in Ft. Worth this Summer. I might look into doing some music gigs again later this year. Maybe the new one dollar price tag on the books might get some hippies to part with their drug money and buy a book or two at a gig. My inventory is just getting bigger and bigger otherwise. I'd like to open for one of my degenerate friends rock-and-roll bands as the solo acoustic act that kicks off the evening, so I guess I'd better get some knee pads and prepare to suck some weeny for one of those gigs. I don't want to do wine bars and shit like that with just me as the evening's entertainment, because I don't think "I Used Your Panties For a Cumrag" would go well with the house chardonnay and artisan cheese plate.
I'm playing the Posse East during SXSW week. It will be a day gig. I'm doing it mainly to get my songs memorized for the next album, and to sharpen my chops up enough to shoot some videos for my long-neglected Youtube channel. I think my living situation will stay in the current form for those video shoots to happen, at least. I've got this great set, and lights, and oldtimey DV format camera for that purpose, but the problems with my arm last year really messed all of those plans up. The preparation for the Posse East gig should put me right as far as my playing goes. I'm to perform a forty-five minute set, mostly from the next album, and that would give me plenty of content for the channel as well. The set will occur at three PM during the week, so I won't have to worry about being nervous performing before a large audience. Ha, ha.