Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Meet the Julep!

Thanks for your help! After many suggestions N's brother and Ash get the props for the suggestion!  The Mint Julep rides--a perfect blend of our life in the semi-south, and the minty refreshing spritz of a julep.

Also, I am official.  I got my license plate (a few days late), and I realized that I forgot a phillips-head screwdriver.  Luckily, my student at work was a doll and helped me out.

PS. We didn't get great video at Guglhupf, but it went well.  

Monday, January 30, 2012

Going Downton

Yes, we're totally addicted at our house. . . But I had to laugh at these spoofs that they did for Comic Relief.  All your favorites are there--and they blend Upstairs Downstairs with Downton Abbey for Upton Downstairs Abbey.  I loved the Lark Rise to Candleford allusion, as well as the "looks" moment.  Hi-larious.

Slate's TV Club has been debating it, and I've loved all of their comments! I especially enjoyed the "Most Hated Crawleys list."  B wailed last night, "We can download it illegally, right?"  No, we're going to wait it out. . . Only three episodes left--but will we get to see the Christmas episode?!? I just looked it up--February 19th!  Sigh. . .

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Reading. . .

I realize my mental health lately has taken a blow, and I just figured out why.  I haven't read a new book since Christmas!  Sigh. . .  It must be withdrawal. . .

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

This one is for Jeff

We keep having this conversation....

B made me look it up--Batemen is older (by two years).

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Thursday Update

After talking to John, the guitarist about Thursday night, he mentioned that you may need to get reservations if you are going to come--it sells out (if you email me, I'll happily add you to mine).

See you soon--hopefully!

Monday, January 23, 2012

Monday Morning Musings. . .

I was a late adopter of the cassette tape.  I usually just listened to records (while roller skating in the basement).  The Chipmunks sing the Beatles, Early Whitney Huston (super early it seems), and the Footloose soundtrack (turns out 84-85 were my years for records)--among others.  I remember a lot of spinning to Let's Hear it for the Boy!  

On the way to work today, I heard music from my first cassette tape (along with Amy Grant's Heart In Motion).  I was shocked to find I still knew every word.

Wish me luck at noon--I get to be radioactive again.  Lovely.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Oh Etta. . .

Etta James died this week. . .

She had an extremely tumultuous life.  Though more popular for At Last--

but I've been singing the blues with her for the past two weeks (as I learn a new song for Broad Street).

You will be missed, Miss Etta, your voice makes my heart ache in all the right ways. . .

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Upcoming "Shows"

I tease that I was born too late and, wish I could wear sequins and sing torch songs on top of a piano. Well, I'm doing that a little lately. Here are the upcoming "show" times:
  • Wednesday, January 25th - Broad Street Cafe, around 8:30 or 9 (open mic starts at 8)--I'll be singing Loverman and St. Louis Blues, and possibly playing my fiddle with a little bluegrass band.
  • Thursday, January 26th - Guglehupf, around 8 (the band starts at 7, and I will be sitting in on the second set starting at 8)--I'll be singing Loverman, St. Louis Blues, and Bewitched.  
Swing on by if you are free--it should be a good time. 

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

I went down. . . to Broad Street Cafe.

Broad Street was really full when I got there tonight, but then it ended up being an intimate night with not that many people. The earliest I have ever left! We went through 14 performers, and I got home before 10:15! I was number 8--and John K. (the amazing guitarist) played with me again. Realize we don't practice these, so this is totally off the cuff.

I have never been one to go in for drugs or things that medicinally alter your state of being.  But I love the high of performing.  There is nothing quite so freeing and fun, and yet terrifying and exhilarating all at once.  Here you go (Many thanks to Dave-from-work for his fine videography--it's my iPhone):

If you are going to be around on January 26th, I may sit in with his band at Guglehupf! I'll let you know the time closer to it.

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