It’s saturday, 6 March 2021 and I had a pretty good day. I went to visit a friend out in Whitensville and we had a real good time. We ate nachos and watched a stupid movie and it was so good to see him, and just hang, Covid has us all down and people are crazy. It was warm in his house and he’s my friend and I was glad to make the drive, glad to be with another human.
Anyway, I got home and it’s just…well, empty ya know. Kids are grown and gone, wife is an ex, and it’s just me and Cleo, and she’s a cat, so there’s not much going on there; though, she’s certainly ‘on my side’ and I certainly love her and she certainly has been there when all the echoes of life caved me in.
I texted a guy I know, I dunno, know through texts – but I feel him, you know? I feel like I know him. Anyway, he’s a guitarist and that’s how we ‘met’. He’s down and feelin’ low and I can certainly relate to that. So, I texted him and he tells me he’s low. He says: I’m having a rough time.
I mean, I don’t even know this fucker. But, I know him, you know? I know him. And I felt his pain and I know how it feels to be low. He’s got a kid, you know, and a wife and he’s having a hard time and I know what that’s like. And it’s a hard world and we got the covid and it’s a hard world….
Anyway I got drunk, am drunk. I don’t even drink but I got drunk off this Glenlivet a crazy ex girlfriend got me and I don’t even like it. I took a pop and I took some water and I took a pop and all I could think of was my friend feeling low and it was like – dude, I been there. I can relate to that. Imma play my bass. I don’t know what I’m gonna play and I never even played it drunk before but wtf I’m gonna play because you’re down and I’m sitting here all alone and there’s not a godamned thing I can do to cheer you up and and the only thing I have in this world is my bass and I don’t even kow who the fuck you are, but, I can relate to that.
I know what it is to be down. I know what it feels like. Hold tight, brother.