February 11th, 2008

rock singing


Saturday: Had our fourth Funcrunch-the-band rehearsal. Did some detail work on "Owner of a Lonely Heart", which took longer than I'd hoped; by the end my throat was raw, and we didn't have much time to work on new material. But then I got to sit in the audience and watch Mike (whose birthday is today, Happy Birthday Mike!) do an awesome job singing (and playing bass on) Dylan's "I Don't Believe You (She Acts Like We Never Have Met)". Steve was just beaming while Mike was singing it. I think we're going to have a great show.

Saturday night I was invited to four birthday parties, but stayed home, as I wanted some time to myself and really needed to get more work done on saizai's Language Creation Conference video. I also added a new music module to my Facebook page, but it was very cumbersome to import my albums from iTunes.

Sunday I headed over to mike20's to jam on some tunes, which we'd been meaning to do for months. I mostly sang, but also tried playing his old Wurlitzer organ, which was fun. We're working on some Chicago, Little River Band, and Elvis Costello tunes, among others, and eventually perhaps we'll get some of them up on his YouTube page (which has some very fine guitar playing on there already).