mSpy tracking cellphone software is inclined to keep the family together by keeping an eye on the significant ones. Search cell phone location. On the other hand, unauthorized gathering of information from cell phone users is considered as a legitimate spying activity no matter what the case. On the scale of awesomeness, teenagers usually place adults on the unawesome side. Spying on text messages. If you want to use mSpy for keeping an eye on your kids, you also have the right to do so if you are the one who has bought their mobile devices. And once you log into the secure server, you can map the coordinates of the persons location throughout the day. Mobile phone tracking services. Spy cell phone text messages. As mentioned, this BlackBerry spy application provides a suite of mobile tracking and monitoring tools, so you might be thinking, how can this benefit me? Iphone app spy text messages. Samsung phone s2. Free mobile here smartphone monitoring software. Spying software for pc. Mobilespylogs. Mobile call tracer. Call recording Let’s stop and take stock of all the information you store on your smartphone – bank details? You can also identify if your employees had made any personal calls. Google map cell phone tracking. Google cell tracker. You could use mSpy spying software, but is using a cell phone tracking program going too far? Spying on cell phone conversations.

Day 14: The Great Midwestern Lacuna Tour: In the Arms of Strangers

The Great Midwestern Recession Tour

Sunshine from the Lincoln Sunken Gardens

We received a tip on this trip: the most important factor in touring is the (lack of) engagement and the (non) support of the owners of performance establishments. We have largely been blessed on this front.

Carson Metzger performing at Crescent Moon

Adam Hooks perfoming at the Crescent Moon

The booking of our show tonight was confused from the outset and we ended up splitting time with Tony Church, an instrumental musician who plays Lincoln’s Crescent Moon Cafe every Wednesday from 8-10.

The courtyard of the Crescent Moon is all rustic bricks, fountains, and wrought iron. And on Wednesday night at 7pm, it was empty. Ironically, this  show was our most publicized. Having been in Lincoln for six days and five nights, we actually had time to dig our heels in and do a little publicizing.

I performed my first three songs for Adam.

Carson Metzger performing for no one at The Crescent Moon

I pretended the audience was vast and eager and respectful. Adam took some photos and whooped. He is particularly adept at whooping. And I turned the stage over to him just as three folks took their coffee and seats in the courtyard in front of us.

Playing for three strangers turned out to be productive. If performers need audiences, then audience respect and connection (especially with strangers) is equally a necessity. Both Adam and I reached out and connected with these three people-two Lincolners and one woman from the Berkshires in Massachusetts. Thanks to you folks for tuning in!

Carson Metzger at the Crescent Moon

Carson Metzger performing at the Crescent Moon

Adam played his new song, tentatively titled “She Used to Be a Dancer.” This song is incredible. He thinks it’s depressing. I think it’s the type of song I want to be sang asleep to.

Adam Hooks performing at The Crescent Moon

Adam Hooks performing at The Crescent Moon

But keeping your energy high for nine or ten songs without the electricity of a consistent audience takes its toll.

The evening-hell, the whole town of Lincoln-really took a turn shortly after our performances when we met Karen and Sam.

Karen Church, Tony Church’s mother, is a writer. She and talked about writing as we took in Tony’s music. Karen paraphrased Tony, suggesting that the Crescent Moon courtyard receives less foot traffic as people are not going out to eat in these dog days of high gas prices and low consumer spending.
And Sam. We have received a lot of generosity on this tour; but Sam has embodies the archetype of care and generosity. He bought us a beer, put us up in an air-conditioned room, showed us an Oingo Boingo movie (Danny Elfman’s old band performing on Halloween), and fed us fruit. We are likely going to see him tomorrow to do some recording at his studio.

On good nights like tonight, the cracks in venues are plugged by sympathetic strangers.


Carson Metzger performing at The Crescent Moon
Adam Hooks smiling at The Crescent Moon

5 Responses to “Day 14: The Great Midwestern Lacuna Tour: In the Arms of Strangers”

  1. born in another century Says:

    That’s a story to warm the hearts of your
    kith and kin! Who knew Nebraska had temps
    that rival Houston, Tx! not I! Good folks -Sam and Karen!!1
    Hang in there!

    love and hugs

  2. nanc Says:

    hey, good for Sam.

    oingy-boingy and emas, mmm-a

  3. Carson Says:

    Hey blog trolls. Good to hear from you nanc and born in another century!

    Yes. Nebraska has some good folk.


  4. Margit Jean Hammer Says:

    I love that close-up picture, it’s so true.

  5. Carson Says:

    Thanks Margit! Have you played your new songs out yet? I’m looking forward to hearing them live. Carson

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