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Apr. 15th, 2007 07:45 pm Weekend

Saturday I had my first Contemporary Bands workshop at Blue Bear with Bill Spooner instructing, Mike on guitar and Christina on bass. I'm the only one who signed up to sing although there were two spots; Mike and the other guitarist can sing though so may do a song or two each, and hopefully also backing vocals. Our drummer has only been playing for six months, but held up fine. We each suggested two songs as usual, and we got through one of Mike's - In My Head by Queens of the Stone Age - and one of mine - Texarkana by R.E.M. I had also transcribed Stellastarr*'s Somewhere Across Forever late Friday night, and practiced it in my voice lesson though we didn't go over it in class yet.

I'm definitely becoming more confident with transcribing by ear; Spooner only corrected a couple of chords in Texarkana. I also held my own on keyboard; being able to play and sing well at the same time is an important goal of mine for this workshop. I'll just have to remember to keep my earplugs firmly inserted as my ears and head were ringing long after the class.

Saturday night boyziggy and I went to Berkeley to celebrate zyxwvut's birthday. I enjoyed socializing, hot-tubbing, and especially snuggling with obadiah, ewhac, and the_ogre and his lady friend who is not on LJ.

We stayed late as we had a Zipcar, and were going to use it to visit Muir Woods today. But shortly after a late breakfast I collapsed in bed and didn't stir for three hours. I've been avoiding caffeine for the last couple of days and may be suffering withdrawal symptoms; the headaches haven't abated since yesterday's loud rehearsal. Hopefully I'll regain some energy by tomorrow; right now, I feel like I've been run over by a steamroller...

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From:ewhac
Date:April 16th, 2007 04:26 am (UTC)
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*purrr*
From:funcrunch
Date:April 16th, 2007 07:05 pm (UTC)
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*skritch skritch*
From:obadiah
Date:April 16th, 2007 06:00 pm (UTC)
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I hope the workshop works out for ya, and that you feel better today.

'Twas nice bein' at the party with you, for sure. :-)
From:funcrunch
Date:April 16th, 2007 07:06 pm (UTC)
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Thanks! I'm still aching all over, especially my legs, and not sure why; doesn't seem like caffeine withdrawal alone would cause this kind of pain...
From:zyxwvut
Date:April 16th, 2007 06:07 pm (UTC)

"and his lady friend who is not on LJ"

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You ain't been reading the_ogre so closely: minimo.

Z

P.S.: Glad you had fun; sorry you missed the redwoods.
From:(Anonymous)
Date:April 16th, 2007 06:14 pm (UTC)

Re: "and his lady friend who is not on LJ"

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Actually no, this was a different lady-friend.

Happy birthday!
From:funcrunch
Date:April 16th, 2007 06:15 pm (UTC)

Re: "and his lady friend who is not on LJ"

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That anonymous comment was from me BTW; didn't realize I wasn't logged in.
From:zyxwvut
Date:April 16th, 2007 06:43 pm (UTC)

Re: "and his lady friend who is not on LJ"

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the_ogre arrived with one (1) date, aforementioned. Who are you thinking was "his lady friend"?!? If you don't have a name of this alleged snuggler, describe?

Z

P.S.: Yeah, I figured that the anonymous commenter was you -- I replied here, anyway.

From:funcrunch
Date:April 16th, 2007 06:46 pm (UTC)

Re: "and his lady friend who is not on LJ"

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Her name was Charmaine I believe; he introduced us though we'd met before. I didn't mean to imply she was his SO and/or date for the evening, just that they were hanging out together at the time snuggling commenced. :-) (minimo was busy cuddling with Mr. Pink Poodle Skirt...)

From:zyxwvut
Date:April 16th, 2007 07:50 pm (UTC)

Re: "and his lady friend who is not on LJ"

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"His lady friend" has built-in implications along those lines that you didn't mean to imply. ;-7

Z

P.S.: Yes, she is Mr. Pink Poodle Skirt's (in my journal, "He-Deb" and something else in cyan_blue's) boyfriend and upcoming babymomma.
From:funcrunch
Date:April 16th, 2007 11:31 pm (UTC)

Re: "and his lady friend who is not on LJ"

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Acknowledged. BTW, did any of the photos I took turn out OK?