Where do I start ....many years ago, I was hitchhiking from Germany to Denmark. I was out of money and getting hungry. I stopped in at a small Gasthaus in Hamburg and saw a piano. I asked if I could play and sat down immediately to start on some boogie-blues. After a few minutes they brought me a beer and bratwurst on a bun - just what I needed. Then after making my way to Copenhagen, flat broke, I hooked up with some musicians from England and played at a night club till 3 in the morning with no rehearsal. That was a lifesaver. Most recently I was playing with friends at an outdoor campfire style jam session for 6 hours. A couple of people there remarked that they could really see how much I was enjoying playing and I realized just how much I was getting into it. That is what makes it all worthwhile.
I was accompanying a gal at a small club a number of years ago for her debut event with friends and family and I forgot how to play one of the songs she was singing. I really messed up and it sounded awful and I was embarrassed. I felt bad about it and did manage to make the rest of the evening sound OK, but she was really upset and never talked to me since then.
I built my first instrument from a kit. It was a Vox Jaguar combo organ. You can see a picture of me playing it on my Reverbnation link. That was about 48 years ago. I loved it, but have no idea of whatever happened to it. I've played piano, Wurlitzer, Rhodes, Hammond, Pianet, Keytar, melodica, accordion and harmonica. I have had quite of few instruments over the years, and now I am sharing the ones I have with you.