So I kinda had my first public solo performance yesterday. Me, a guitar and a handful of indifferent people (and one or two who actually listened) down at the Irish Pub (neé Kennedy's). As I said to a friend I'm not really ready for public consuption, yet. But I have a stupid tendency to do the things that I talked myself into doing when I was drunk.
I really don't know how it went. I thought I sung OK, I realise my guitar playing, after only 8 months, isn't much more than strumming along more in hope than expectation but I did a version of Warren Zevon's Boom Boom Mancini that had a bit of a riff (and some quick-ish, for me, chord changes) and I thought the rhythm held up.
It was all a bit "campfire", to be honest, and that's all I can be at the moment. At least I didn't do "House of the Rising Sun".
I was quite happy that, apart from some initial nerves, once I got into it I didn't get all self-concious and, apart from a couple of egregious, song stopping mistakes, I did cover myself when less serious errors happened. So I guess I learned a lot, it was a fun experience and, when my playing's better, I'll probably do it again. You know, once everyone's recovered from the experience.