February 17th, 2008

The joyful day!

The circle

It was a very fun circle tonight. Great music all the way around.

The highlight for me was filkertom doing Dervish. I want to state for the record, as I said just a bit ago ... Tom, that was brilliant. Absolutely brilliant. I know you think you bobbled the lyrics, and yes you did, just a tiny bit, not enough to matter. The main thing was, MAN does that work well with just your voice and your guitar. I forget sometimes what a great singer you are, and you certainly proved it in the circle tonight. It gave me chills, and the room's reaction backs me up. IMNSHO that needs to go into your regular set.

That said I played, or was involved in the playing of three songs, well, three and a half.

WYSIWYG - I think that was the best version I have ever done and a lot of it was due to the help of the room. Everyone played along and folks even sang along.

Sunset Boulevard - as part of Toyboat. I need to work out if I can deal with singing this along with gundo while I play the drums. Even though at the last practice he sang it wonderfully, I really LIKE singing this.

Amy the fiddler, who I think is on LJ, but I am too lazy to go look right now, did a fiddle tune, which leant itself to some of the stuff I do in Hides, which it melded into once she was done. She joined in and so did Jim, who I don't think is on LJ. Jim has generally been too shy to play much in the circles, but he took over the rhythm completely on Hides, driving the song REALLY FRIGGIN HARD. I change tempos a lot when I play Hides, so this took me WAY out of my comfort zone, and that was a very, very, very good thing cause it ended up, while loose, one of the best versions in a long time. Probably the best since Andy and I did it at the circle at Duck.

I needed that, I really did. I feel much better then I have much of the week ... now to try to get some sleep.

Angel is on the radio right now playing some very cool, very dreamy stuff. I think I will leave it on for a bit.
The joyful day!

Radio Capricon this morning

I am heading down to the studio in just a few moments to start up the station. I'll be on the air from 10 to noon central.

10am - Friends Of Eric, in which I play music by folks I have played shows with, sat in circles with, or any such thing
11am - Go Home Already - an hour of mashups, bootlegs and remixes from goproductions.co.uk

Then I am off for some panels. I'm staying tonight and driving back tomorrow.

It's been a great weekend
The joyful day!

Just a question

So, sweetmusic_27 needed a place to crash tonight, so she is getting the other bed ...

One wonders, just what one should think of the whip on her bed, and the knife on her nightstand ...

I think I'm sleeping in the shower, with the door locked ...

Also, the movie quiz will be Tuesday this week, as I am still in Chicago, and expect to spend much of the day getting home tomorrow.