Downs and Ups

May 17, 2004

[yo-yo design patent drawing]My life as a yo-yo: Friday was all over the map.

The major bummer was getting the call from FileMaker, saying that I did not get the job. They’re going with two other ex-Adobe folks who were already working there as contractors (temp workers) — I really didn’t have a chance against that. They said I did really well in the interview, and that if either of the other two fell through for some reason, they’d be giving me a call. Ah, well.

From there, I went to perform at Koinonia Koffeehouse, arriving in a pretty foul mood. But I love playing there (lights, fog, sub-bass), the band did great, and it was so much fun I couldn’t stay down. It ended up being an hour-and-a-half gig, and I was rather surprised there was a call for an encore. I guess next time I should prepare an encore number! (Did anyone take photos? Send them along if you did.)

Kay said it’s been years since she’s seen “the real Jon” worshiping the way I like to — what the light guy calls “balls-to-the-wall worship”. The songs were mostly standard worship fare, but done with the punch I like. Three of the songs were my own: One which we do in church, one I did solo (introducing it as “probably not appropriate for church”), and one which we laid down as an instrumental 4-bar groove but I turned it into a spontaneous song. Curiously, my pastor says he would like me to perform the solo number some Sunday. (This surprised me, since the song is about being hurt by church. Our pastor is all right.)

Jon Reid

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As an American missionary kid who grew up in Japan, I'm a child of two cultures, while not fully belonging to either. This gives me a sightly different view of the world.

4 responses to Downs and Ups

  1. Jon, cool that your pastor asked you to play at church. Glad you had a good time playing. And sorry about the job situation. Ugh.

  2. Jon,
    All of my love and support with the job thing, I know what you are going through. Somewhere in this, there is someone looking out for you and you will find the right job at the right time. My shirt says “Do what you love, love what you do” and I add for you, “don’t settle for anything less”. Hold out, it will come to you.

  3. Aww, jobs we (kind of) look forward to that we don’t get are always bummers.. I’m glad you had a great time that evening though. 🙂
    It’s always easy to praise and worship the Lord when things “are going well”. I always admire people who are at the pits of their lives and still stand up to sing of God’s glory. Once I had a friend who’s father had just died..That very same day he came to worship..And all thoughts of his father and his father’s love were brought before God..The pain was there, but it started the “sorrow-into-joy” phase — this he told me about.
    There’s no where to go from rock bottom but upwards. :*)

  4. I want to hear the songs!! 🙂 (Did you by any chance record them?)