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Recovering

DemiCon and the related craziness really sapped me this year, but in a good way. It was a lot of fun as always, and it keeps getting better to re-connect with with these folks I see about once a year.

Felt pretty good about the band performance, though we ended up dropping an SL song (Ballad of Ruth) unintentionally - when I checked on time w/ Eric and he said 2 I looked at our list and thought we were there - I enjoy Ruth, but glad I got to do the title track from the new CD ("Mr. Lincoln").

Not sure if the Effort to get the SL broadcast going was worth it though, I kinda felt like we had to keep the show moving forward as quickly as possible to make it through the set list and the way the monitor was situated I didn't really have a good chance to interact w/ the SL audience, and had no time to get out notices. I hope it sounded OK.

Was very happy to see gamerchick did indeed "bring it" at circle last night, and was glad that I suggested "Rogue" as her last song - it's one of my favorites from her "All My Heros are Villains" CD.

It was great meeting and getting to play a bit w/ her band mates (freeimprov & ogsnart).

Eric played "Hides" last night in circle, and it's always interesting to hear what happens w/ that song in a jam. I had a lot of fun figuring out ways to play along w/ it w/o having to retune in DADGAD, just put a capo on 5 - think it worked really well. Lots of really great interaction going on w/ that one.

freeimprov asked about covering my song "The Art of Being a Ninja" last night for his other band w/ ogsnart - The Feng Shui Ninjas - I think that would be a hoot. I'll try and embed a youtube video of me doing that solo acoustic for their reference.



I did manage to drag myself out the Door to Simo's (close to the house) for their Sunday night open mic - was nice and casual, got some great comments. I'll try and pull an ericcoleman and list my set:

Let Go of the Monkey (Frank noted a similarity to Greg Brown, I'm flattered)
Closing Time at the Roadhouse
Meet You in our Dreams
I Want to be a Canadian (Lorie Ann wants lyric sheets, or at least to hear it a few more times so she can sing along)

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freeimprov
May. 5th, 2009 01:18 pm (UTC)
Need to get you to do more of YOUR songs in circle next time too!

Thanks for posting the Ninja video... we have rehearsal thursday and we'll go through it then and see if we can do our usual magic on it.
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