February 8th, 2006

Brown-eyed Stare

A quick note & a plug.... FAMILY HAPPENS!

Yes, I'm still here. This is one of my *rare* chances to get online, so I'm making a quick pitch:

If you live in Seattle:
PLEASE come and see us in concert (see below). Our first performace was last Saturday, and while we packed the house (and did smashingly, I must say), I didn't see any familiar faces in the audience. This means either 1) the friends I sent postcards to didn't get them, or 2) those friends are *very* busy... or perhaps 3) choir music is too "square" for people's tastes.

If it's #1 - please know that I sent out a LARGE PASSEL of postcards, and really hoped that my friends would come see me (especially since I've got a smallish part in one trio & one quartet who have the melody line -- i.e.: I get mentioned in the program!!)

If it's #2: I hope y'all are not as busy this coming weekend, and I hope to see you there!

If it's #3: I could always false-advertise and say that we're doing a burlesque show (it got people to go see "Simply Steve" at his first performance -- heck, it couldn't hurt, right? ). Except that I don't believe in false advertising, so I won't. I'm much less brave than "Steve".... therefore *I* won't be disrobing on stage to some bawdy jazz... but I will say that we do provide a great evening of cool vocal music.... including a great rendition of some Sondheim melodies, and even a Queen tune! :-)

So, please come see me (and the rest of SLGC) perform on Capitol Hill this Saturday evening, at 7:30 p.m. I really don't sing in this choir *just* for the recognition -- I do it because I love to sing. But hells, it'd be *nice* to see at least *one* familiar face in the audience.... and my Mom can't make it.


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Brown-eyed Stare

One more quick....

The little "ah-ha's" come in when I least expect them. This is a snippet from a tune I've loved for a LONG time now.... I can remember singing it when I was 11 or 12 (when I first started writing). And it is pregnant with meaning to me, on *so* many levels (and yes, consciousness is usually many levels for me. I learned it long ago, and recently came to re-recognize it). To legitimize my love for lyrics: "I'll quote the truth wherever I find it, thank you!". Hope it's good for you, too.

"When you see the Southern Cross for the first time,
You understand now, why you came this way.
'Cause the truth you might be running from is so small,
But it's as big as the promise,
The promise of a coming day.

So, I'm sailing for tomorrow, my dreams are a-dyin'
And my love is an anchor tied to you
Tied with a silver chain.
I have my ship, and all her flags are a-flyin'
She is all that I have left
And MUSIC is her name."

CSN, Southern Cross

"And in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make." -- The Beatles