Joshua Gizelt (swashbuckler332) wrote,
Joshua Gizelt

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From out of the blue, after not hearing anything from him since my cousin's wedding five or six years ago, my father has decided to resurface for some reason. He sent me this e-mail:

Live webcast this Thursday night:

8-9 pm EST, the Voodoo Kings (John George, Paul Gizelt, Van DeLay, Kevin Weyman) also featuring Matt McCabe (Anson Funderburg and the Rockets, Roomful of Blues, Duke Robillard Band), will be doing a live webcast--an hour of blues/swing/nawleans music.

We hope you will join us for the fun.

Evolving Artist & Speak Easy Vintage Music

I wonder if this is another half-assed effort at getting me interested in what is going in his life (which seems to happen in five or six year intervals) or if this was some kind of mistake, sending it to me by accident. If I remember, have nothing better to do and happen to be by a computer Thursday night, maybe I'll check this out. If he's hoping to open dialogue with me again, however, he's going to have to do a bit more than send me an impersonal e-mail like this.

The ploy here is to get me to listen to the music so when I contact him, it will be with a complement. It's a neat trick, I guess, when you're sixteen years old. For a man trying to reach out to his estranged son, it's pretty damn pathetic.

I guess it is the best I can expect. I'd be thankful for the effort if I really gave a shit.
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