I was pleased to see my name in the “historic and guest drivers” list in the credits of the latest Getaway Drivers disc. It wasn’t long after I shared my joy on Instagram that I got a message from the band, requesting my guitar-playing services for their performance at this year’s prestigious Wurst Times Fest.
Of course I promptly agreed to hit the stage again with my old buds. Then the dread kicked in: I’ll need to re-learn the old songs, plus figure out how to play a trunk-full of their new ones. And I can’t find my cheat sheets from last time.
I know what you are thinking. There is plenty of time before the gig. The Drivers are a nice bunch, and will put up with my fumbling those G6 chords. For a while. And I am not so terrible a guitar player, after all.
I know all that, friends.
So why does it still seem like I’m going in to take my driver’s test again?