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.)