Saturday day: Ziggy and I went to the Castro Theatre to see Steve Kirk perform with the Club Foot Orchestra. The ensemble wrote accompaniments to silent films, three of which were performed that day; we saw the matinee, the absolutely hilarious Buster Keaton film Sherlock Jr. I loved this film so much, I'm thinking about checking out more movies from that era, which I've generally avoided. Of course the live music was a big factor in my enjoyment. Steve wrote parts of the score and had some lovely guitar solos. Before the main feature, the orchestra also accompanied a Felix the Cat cartoon short, which was a lot of fun.
Saturday night: Ziggy and I went to Berkeley for two birthday parties, Danielle's and zyxwvut's. Danielle had a joint party with a friend at his house, and we met some cool people there. Her friends are always very friendly and warm. Then we went to the Zuckershack and had a great time as usual. I skipped the hot tub as I was feeling pretty warm already, but had many lovely snuggles.
Sunday: Karaoke with Mike, Robin, and Rex at the Mint. I got there pretty early and only one other person was there besides the bartender: Vince, a regular. He was singing "Stairway to Heaven" which I thought was an amusing opener. Mike arrived soon after and the three of us got to sing pretty much all we wanted until more people trickled in. I warmed up with "Abacab", then was going to do "The Logical Song" but Mike suggested we do "Goodbye Stranger" as a duet. Just before the high part in the chorus, I said "You know, I bet this part is already pre-recorded", and sure enough it was... with no lyrics on screen. Ouch. By the third time through that bit I had them pretty much memorized though. Later I tried "One on One" which I've played a lot on piano, and then did "Logical Song" after all, but had trouble hitting the high notes at the end. All in all not in good voice, but I could partly blame the heat I guess.