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25 March 2007 @ 07:32 am
Great a-party! A-O.K. pardner!  

So there was this lovely party at mizzlaurajean & davidschroth's last night. The exciting news is that I actually managed to drag myself out of the house to be there. I would rather have arrived at 7pm, when it was scheduled to start, but it seems my work schedule has now "wired" me to get up and out and arrive places around 10pm, which is when we got there. (I say "we" since Gavi came along. Susan wanted very much to go also but was feeling a bit out-of-sorts and just couldn't summon the energy.)

It was really great hearing me play music again—it's been far too long. I keep trying to get myself to practice, on account of if I did not only would I get to hear myself play more often but I also wouldn't embarrass myself as much or as frequently when I do get out and play in public. Maybe one of these days. In the meantime, however, as I said, it was great fun. And it was great fun hearing everyone else after so long. And there was this new guy who was pretty good too. Ann was in amazin'-fine form—she about blew me away with her fiddlin' on "All Along the Watchtower," and was just as tasty as heck on a bunch of other numbers. I should mention who all was there but I won't right now. Sorry.

We left rather earlier than I'd thought we would because my voice was sorta crapping out and Gavi was getting a bit tired, but, still, it was loverly. And great to see people again and to hear some of my favorite musicians again. And stuff. Maybe I'll figure out some way to write more about it all later.

On the other hand, since it's the Crazy Season at work and starting tonight I'm scheduled for 12 days straight (with the possibility of some 10- & 12-hour days in that stretch as well)—not to mention the overtime and extra days I've already put in this month and last—I may not get back to it. I guess we'll see.

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Profgeek/John Purcellprofgeek on March 25th, 2007 02:00 pm (UTC)
Great to hear you're doing music again, Fred. Lately I am woefully out of practice since my time is so taken up with classwork (teaching and taking).I always loved Minn-stf and Minicon music parties; grand fun, and listening to you play was always a joy.

Try not to let the Real World bug you. I understand how being busy can be a bummer, but I believe in your ability to handle it. Wish I could be at Minicon in a couple weeks.

John
Spacecrabspacecrab on March 25th, 2007 08:39 pm (UTC)
I decided to go to Minicon, as the closest I'm going to get to this kind of thing, this year. I know you're not planning to show up, but you could always change your mind -- practice for free among friends!
Peter Hentgesjbru on March 25th, 2007 03:29 pm (UTC)
Now I am doubly-sad that I missed it. Darn this rotten sore throat! (Which suddenly brings up mental images of stitching closed the holes in it and that sounds like a particularly bad idea. Hard enough swallowing as it is.)
Feelings are what you make of themmrsmodew on March 25th, 2007 03:31 pm (UTC)
Awwwww, I missed Fred music! Dagnabit!
the laughing leaping waterminnehaha on March 25th, 2007 05:49 pm (UTC)
He was in great form, too. We missed you.

K.
Chaschasophonic on March 25th, 2007 03:54 pm (UTC)
I was great playing again with you in a music circle. Shouldn't be so rare!

I've got to remember to not take a corner seat so I can see everyone's fingering. I was an interesting challange trying to figure out your cording from the back side of your guitar neck.
beamjockeybeamjockey on March 25th, 2007 05:10 pm (UTC)
As it happens, some people gathered at the Nuclear Arms last night as well. I found myself playing for a five-year-old girl and her two-year-old sister. I went to the closet and broke out the shaving bag filled with Special Instruments, and they went to town on slide whistles, kazoos, egg maracas, railroad whistles, etc. while I tried to remember songs young kids might know.

Was fun.
the laughing leaping waterminnehaha on March 25th, 2007 05:53 pm (UTC)
It was a Hawaiian luau, and your ukelele was missed.

K.
John and, possibly, Annjdtacv on March 25th, 2007 05:26 pm (UTC)
Nice to hear and see you, Fred! John, and possibly, Ann
Fighting Crime with a Giant Dandelion Since 2013pameladean on March 25th, 2007 05:39 pm (UTC)
Agh, I knew I should have gone! (Would have been quite nice even without you, but with you, spectacular.) I've got this novel. Meh. I'm really glad you went and played music, though. It makes the universe better.

P.