Saturday, August 02, 2008


Yes, that is what our band is. Some things that we need to do before we move beyond that description:

  • memorize, memorize, memorize
  • practice, practice, practice
  • work on the endings of our songs
  • memorize some more
You might remember that I was supposed to go to DC to see an old friend this week. Well, I left on Wednesday after the kids' swim lessons but ended up staying in a hotel only two hours down the road. I started feeling awful and needed to lie down. I ended up getting really sick in the middle of the night. Not fun when you are responsible for your two little kids and away from home. I scheduled a doctor's appointment the next day and headed home in the morning. He thought it was my gall bladder but tests were inconclusive, so the mystery continues. The good news is that I am feeling better. The doctor said perhaps it was a virus. My sister thinks it is still my gall bladder but she is my sister and not my doctor. If she weren't my sister, I would definitely use her as my doctor. (OK- if I lived near her).

OK. Back to the band. We had this gig scheduled today for a benefit in another community. Pete's boss is the band leader. He wanted me to cut my trip early from DC to be back by this afternoon. Since I didn't go to DC, I was here for the gig. And since I'm feeling better, it was in the cards for me to be there. But, I would have been really disappointed had I driven all that way on a Saturday morning to get back for our gig. I mean it was fun, but it was kind of funny, too. We were in a really cool, red barn. A group was raising money for a charity fund in the community with a silent auction and we started playing around 3 pm when the fundraiser started. The funny part is that hardly no one was there or maybe they were outside. And then to try to cool the barn down, they closed the doors. So, there we were in this really cool band playing to nobody. We did sound really good today. Towards the end of our time slot, there were some people showing up because the food was being served. The band that followed us was a bluegrass band and they were really good. (I mean really good.)

So, that was my end of the week. No gall stones and no memorized music.

1 comment:

Auburn Kat said...

How did I not know you were in a band?!?