Some of you may have noticed i posted an interview with a true Bluesman Jake La Botz over in the Bar None. What that has to do with this blog is two-fold.
Firstly, he is thirteen years sober which means he is not only a testament to just what kind of promises can be fulfilled in Sobriety (6 albums and a film career), but (and vastly more important) he is living breathing proof that sobriety is cool.
Secondly, i was able to do the interview face to face, while sober.
Had i been still drinking, i would have drunk a couple beers first to loosen up and get some liquid courage before starting, then i would have had a couple more during the interview to keep the edge and by the end i would have been sloppy drunk and while Jake is too much a gentleman to have said anything, he would have thought less of me and maybe not shared as much. Plus i would have thought less of myself.
As it is, we were two sober people hanging out and enjoying good music and good conversation. i may just be a little cooler than i thought…
Posted on July 6, 2012, in Alcoholism, Lessons in Recovery, Recovery and tagged alcohol, Alcohol Recovery, alcoholic, alcoholism, Gratitude, Jake La Botz, Recovery, recovery friendship, video, When Your Trouble Gets Like Mine, When Your Trouble Gets Like Mine live. Bookmark the permalink. 12 Comments.