Carlos Santana

Last night Linda and I went to our first rock concert in over 10 years. geez, it was pricey, but well worth it. Carlos Santana and his band took the stage and opened with “Singing Winds, Crying Beasts”, the opener from his 1970 sophomore release Abraxas. I got goose bumps and it didn’t stop there. He played and played, even inviting opening act Derek Trucks to join him in an extensive jam in the middle of the show.

Santana at the UCF arena

The show was at the brand new UCF arena, a very nice venue.  Our seats were very close to the stage, but well off to the side. They performed for 2.5 hours, and we got home about 12:30am.   My ears are still ringing this morning.


Makeshift goes on hiatus for the next couple months while bass singer Seth takes off for his multistate marathon running roadtrip. He’ll be running in 10 marathons over 11 weeks, from North Carolina to Alaska.

Here’s a cellphone snapshot from a wedding gig we did this weekend – Pete booked our group – and he was attending the ceremony while we three waited for the cocktail reception to begin.

time to sing yet?