July 2, 2021
I was setting up in the studio today and the mixer didn’t turn on. I proceeded to do the thing that everybody does when something doesn’t turn on right away. I jiggled the electrical chord. I have no idea if the mixer finally turned on because I was too busy peeling my hand off the wall outlet. I received a major shock and I am not talking about discovering a dirty little secret. I got a serious dose of the old 110 voltage. This is not the first time I’ve drank from the electrical fountain. I’ve got another shocking story involving my Aunt Ruth’s lamp but I guess that is a story for another time. I’ve been shocked many times and its never been a big deal. This time felt different. My arm was tingly for several hours. It felt like I was squeezing a tight fist as hard as I could squeeze even when I wasn’t. After about 4 hours the feeling began to return and my elbow and shoulder regained function. I have no idea what happened but it was a real jolt to my day. I had a livestream show scheduled on Facebook. It had to be cancelled because I didn’t think my elbow would hold up. This was disappointing and sparked a bit of general anxiety for me. I hate to cancel a show. These fireworks were all sizzle and no flash. I hope this story hasn’t been too shocking.