Happy Thanksgiving, 7-String Ibanez for Sale, Job Search, Missing Music

Happy Thanksgiving to those of you in the US!

My 7-String Ibanez RG1527RB (Royal Blue) is for sale; you may check out the ad at http://losangeles.craigslist.org/sfv/msg/4780286714.html .  I’ve also attached a video of me playing this guitar when I practiced for the guitar solo in the song “Disobey the Silence.”  First couple of rounds are rusty, but it gets better at the end as I warm up.

As of today, I have lived in LA for exactly 5 months and 1 day.  When I first moved here I was practicing guitar and playing music a lot…and then shit went down the drain.  My iPad was stolen at Starbucks, I got into a car accident, and now I am changing my major in school from veterinary technology to computer science and technology.  I already have a bachelor’s in music, so I figured why spend another 3-4 years in school for a job that ends up paying only $12-14 an hour if you’re lucky.  I learned that RVTs (registered veterinary technicians) do not make that much in LA…and I also realized that I can still help animals by doing other things such as computer work, donations, and other support that enables the protection of animals.  With some computer science certificates (I already have one, no problem adding another one or two) I figured they would not take very long to complete, and they would increase my chance of getting a real job soon.  I am already working a few odd jobs, but they are not enough to sustain my life.  I still have thousands of $$$ in fees to pay for that car accident, and I do need to keep paying the bills too.

What I would really like to do is get a job that pays enough to keep my bills in check but at the same time allows time for me to do what I truly want to do in my life which is play music.  And to tell you the the truth, I have not been practicing my guitar as much.  I haven’t been jamming with people because I am afraid of playing in front of them with my rusty hands and little practice.  It just seems that I need a job first, but now I realized screw it…what if I don’t get the job I want no matter how hard I try?  What if the economy is so bad that I have to take the super low paying jobs?  Who knows.  But if you know anyone who needs someone with a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies, an Apple Certified Macintosh Technician credential, and 10 years of customer care experience in primarily a technical helpdesk role please send them to me.  And find someone to buy my guitar too!  Although it seems rather pointless because I have “nothing to practice for,” I need to start playing again regardless as to whether or not I get the job I want.