I Was Sick During The Gig, And Freezing!

I played a company gig last night at Hotel Solamar. I was told it was going to be outside on the fourth floor and that it might be cold out there. At the same time I was told there would be heaters and there would be a tent.

Funny how information can be mis-interpreted. I was going to be wearing my tuxedo and thought that would be warm enough. And I assumed a lot of things that can never be guaranteed at a gig.

Anyway, I was going into this gig feeling sick with coughing and generally aches and pains. To make a long story short, this gig felt like it would never end. It was torture and I was shivering the whole night. I definitely needed an overcoat but the fact is I don’t own one, being that San Diego usually doesn’t have such cold night time temperatures. Just one more clue of Global Warming? Perhaps.

So, I’ve been resting up today and taking Nyquil. Just trying to rest up for another gig tomorrow downtown, and a possible rehearsal afterwards.

Must rest now….

Carlos Rull

Carlos Rull is a musician living in the San Diego area. His interests include Yoga, Eastern Philosophy, Zen Buddhism, and Gardening. He plays drums, piano, and composes New Age & Ambient music, and his albums are available on iTunes and Amazon.com.

8 thoughts on “I Was Sick During The Gig, And Freezing!

  • Tuesday February 6, 2007 at 12:29 pm
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    And just when I’d imagined that you must be recovering from your cold/flu…*sigh* Poor you! My sympathies. In Japan, the lady in our neighbourhood fixes a drink out of ginger essence, bonito flakes, onion, and ume (or pickled plums) heated/boiled (?) over a fire. It sounds yucky, but does not taste half as bad, and it sure works on our cold when we catch one.
    Stay hyrdated is another frequent advice i get. Hope it helps. 🙂

  • Tuesday February 6, 2007 at 4:29 am
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    And just when I’d imagined that you must be recovering from your cold/flu…*sigh* Poor you! My sympathies. In Japan, the lady in our neighbourhood fixes a drink out of ginger essence, bonito flakes, onion, and ume (or pickled plums) heated/boiled (?) over a fire. It sounds yucky, but does not taste half as bad, and it sure works on our cold when we catch one.
    Stay hyrdated is another frequent advice i get. Hope it helps. 🙂

  • Tuesday February 6, 2007 at 6:39 pm
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    KC: grrl… thanks for the drink tip. i’ll definitely try to get all the ingredients and try it. I’m still feeling under the weather and i have a gig and rehearsal today.

  • Tuesday February 6, 2007 at 10:39 am
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    KC: grrl… thanks for the drink tip. i’ll definitely try to get all the ingredients and try it. I’m still feeling under the weather and i have a gig and rehearsal today.

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