Tuesday is my longest work day of the week starting at 9 AM when I leave the house, wrapping up whenever everything's done. This involves 3 hours on the subway, and about an hour of walking.
Fun part #1 is the teaching - 1 general music class with the little ones at Montessori plus 4 piano lessons at Monte. I'm teaching them about Tchaikowski, and we're listening to the 1812 Overture. They go nuts every time they hear the cannons. The little little ones (2.5 - 4) rock out…Continue
Posted on May 3, 2011 at 6:14pm
Interesting evening. I thought I'd be playing, but when we got to the Tea Bar, the place was closed. Locked up, closed. This is a first. I looked through my messages - there was a facebook message that must have slipped by me, asking me if I was still interested in the gig. No phone call, no e-mail - just a facebook message. I love facebook, but this is not the be-all-end-all of business communication. Anyway, the joint was CLOSED - chairs on the…
Posted on April 29, 2011 at 7:21pm
It's finally warm - I can wear my cute clothes - and just one layer at a time, I might add. Looks like we won;t be having any more t-shirt and two sweater days for a while. Hurray! We have a nursong home gig today - nursing homes are almost always REALLY hot - fortunately today it's warm enough outside so I can wear somethng that won't suffocate me when we're inside. This is the upside.
The downside is finding a dress/skirt that can be appropriate for Easter (nothing will…Continue
Posted on April 24, 2011 at 11:07am
Working on a new set of songs - have 2 written and a 3rd on the way. I've decided to experiment with blues/blues rock for the next recording. What I didn't expect was to have so many extra (extraneous?) ideas that want to grow themselves into full songs. Usually, I have one, maybe two ideas, at a time that are viable. These get turned over as I ride or walk around town, or as I sit down to do that day's writing. Now, I've got 3 ideas that are definitely viable and 2 or 3 more that may turn…Continue
Posted on April 23, 2011 at 2:05pm