Don’t worry. I won’t be chronicling the entire run of days at Amoeba Music. But these early ones are important. And I know someday I’ll look back and laugh and shake my head at my consternation. Actually, it’s a mellow first real day at Amoeba. Work is fairly simple. The idea is to keep the place stocked. Ultimately, that’s all we do. I’m unaware as of yet all the detail involved in doing just that. There are many procedures. But it’s a pretty cool job so far, and the people I work with are nice as hell.
Afterwards I go out with some of them Amoeb-ites to the Cat and Fiddle just down the street. I sit at a small, round table with Ariel, David, Chris, Kirk, Jackie, Brad, Ryan and Tiffany (who, as it turns out, is the daughter of Allison Anders. They’re a fun group. And they all refer to me as “newbie.” Whenever I start a job, I notice, I’m so focused on learning everything I can, I come across as the quiet, boring type. After a few weeks, however, they’ll be wishing I’d just shut up.
And here’s some trivia offered up by Ryan today. Did you know that the name “Wendy” was invented by J.M. Barrie, and didn’t exist before he wrote Peter Pan? I didn’t know that.