Monday, April 6, 2020

March 16th - Canceled my session with Jim DeVito at Retrophonics Studio

March 16th - Songwriter's Night - We decided to go ahead and have it, we moved the tables and chairs further apart and opened the the whole room up. It was Bob Patterson's birthday! Don, JC and Dino did a great job, The crowd was a little smaller than usual but the people who showed up heard a nice show. See you back here on April 20th!

March 17th - We stopped by the Edgewater Inn to see our friends Richard and Barbara that were in town from Coles Point, Virginia.  I'm not sure what is going on as far as gigs, we will keep you posted.

March 18th, Carpetbaggers DAVE, Sue and Brady at Hurricane Grill and Wings - We had a nice night. Everyone is worried about the virus. I'm pretty sure this could be the last gig for awhile. Keeny B and Smokin' Joe stopped by. Joe sat in with us on mandolin, he sounded great. I have not had a chance to hang with Joe, he seems like a good guy. I hope he comes around more often.

March 19th, Bagan and Company Live - I stopped by Dan's to figure out where we're going in the future. Wayne and Dan had been talking about doing some live shows in Dans studio during the country's shut down. I said it sounded like a good idea and would be something we should think about. Well Dan looked at me a little funny and I said "When do you want to start it?" he said "Tonight". I said okay and went home to get ready.

March 19th, Carpetbaggers DAVE and Sue at Bagan and Company Live - Sue, Wayne and Dan and I did our 30 minute show that turned into 1 hour. It was a blast, we had the chance to play some requests and some of our music. Also had a chance to say hi to a lot of folks from around the country. It was a big success so we would like to do this every week until pandemic that is keeping everyone at home slows some. Thanks Dan and Wayne this would not have happened without your push.

March 20th - Yard work, painting, garden and taxes and beach. I am enjoying the day off and trying to do things around the house that I never had time to get to all at once. By the look of Home Depot and Lowe's there are a lot of folks doing the same thing.

March 21st - More yard work, painting, garden and taxes and beach. Starting to have a problem with what day it is. I always know what day it is by where I'm playing my gigs.

March 22nd - More yard work, painting, garden and taxes.  I kept looking in the mailbox and then remembered it was Sunday.

March 23rd, Bagan and Company Live - Met with Dan and Wayne to make plans for our next show. Sue and I will be joined by Frankie and Tony this week. Sonny's Barbecue is going to sponsor our live show. Can't wait to get together with everyone!

March 24th - More yard work, painting, garden, fire pit, taxes and the beach parking is closed. We have another sponsor Lewis and Besley Real Estate (Ron Moyers and Twist Besley) located in Springfield Va.

March 25th - More yard work, painting, garden, taxes and the beach parking is still closed. I have made a couple trips to Winn-Dixie, Home Depot and Lowe's other than that have pretty much stayed home.

March 26th, Bagan and Company Live - I'm going to stop by Dan's and show him some videos Lou and Diane Hager sent me of The North Star Band playing live at an outdoor festival in Myrtle Beach in the late 70's or early 80's. I hope to sent it to our North Star Band page on FB. I will also post it on my site here or on FB.

March 26th, Bagan and company - We did our 2nd live show. The Carpetbaggers were DAVE, Sue, Frankie and Tony. We had a great time! Dan and I are learning a lot  about doing this. He is busting his ass and I am just bitching, it seems like. But we will have this a fine oiled machine before its over. Thanks Wayne Westcott for all your help, we couldn't do it without you. See you next week April 2nd, 6:30 to 7:30 pm. Thanks for supporting The Carpetbaggers.

March 27th - More yard work. I think Jay and I are going to put up a fence.

March 28th - More yard work.

March 29th - More yard work. We have planted several gardens with veggies, greens, herbs and flowers.

March 29th - I went by Dan's to work a little bit on next week's show, some yard work and watered the garden. Also had to replace my wheel barrel, it just wore it out and when I pulled into Dan's I saw my rear tire was losing air so I ran up to Tires Plus.  $430 later I was back out on the road again. I have to hurry up and get home I'm going broke on the road.

March 30th, Bagan and Company - Dan and I talked out some things for this weeks show. We also figured out what we had done last week as far as sponsors and tips.

March 31st - Bagan and Company - Doug Hyde from 88.5 fm is going to help us with some promo for our Bagan and Company LIVE show with The Carpetbaggers.

March 31st - We called the show off.

April 1st - I stopped stopped by Dan's to talk about our decision to cancel and our next move. Yard work. Did a yard video posted it to Facebook, "Christmas In Prison" by John Prine.

April 2nd - Started on a new tune "Outside My Window". And then more yard work.

April 3rd - Yard work.

April 4th - Yard work. Did a yard video, "Ain't Life A Mess" Bagan and Co posted it to Facebook.

April 5th - Yard work.

April 6th - Yard work. Did another yard video, "Think Free".  I for it on Facebook.

see you down the road!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (Hopefully)
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