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Thoughts about being a rock star (*grin*)

Wed Sep 14 - Band last night was interesting, mostly for the discussions we had before starting rehearsal. I've been purposefully leaving the task of booking gigs up to the guys. I just *can't* do it on top of everything else I do. And it looks like there are several things working against us. One, actual theatre venues are expensive to reserve. Two, our "audience" isn't really a well-developed, committed, money-paying kind of audience. So if we really want to be playing live band gigs regularly, it's really not going to happen with this band.

Now, there *are* some venues of well-established prog audiences, but they only really circulate in the festival circuit. So we would really need to do more follow-up to get into the various festivals. But to get into the festivals, sometimes you need to have already been playing live. So, Catch 22.

The rehearsal itself was hit or miss—some songs really really clicked and rocked, others were really rusty disasters. And I miss doing some of the songs that aren't currently "in the set" or in the rehearsal loop.

Adrienne borrowed my CDs last week, and although she enjoyed listening to *me* it wasn't really her kind of music so of course she returned the CDs. I always appreciate the honesty of my friends, and I *know* it's not everyone's cup of tea, but it did remind me that again, it's not universally accessible music. Even *I* can't listen to our CDs non-stop, and most of the music I listen to can loop for weeks or months in my players.

But then again, one of the reasons I can't listen to my CDs looping non-stop is (1) it's weird to listen to recordings of yourself, (2) sometimes I want to sing along, so it doesn't make good background music for myself, and (3) the live versions of the songs now are so much better than the recordings, in my personal opinion.

So it's not likely I'll end up on David Letterman because of Forever Twelve. *silly sigh*

Tonight is dinner at Adrienne's. I'm hoping I also get a chance to really push and finish all the lucet cords for Saturday. I got several done last night during rehearsal (the guys are so long-suffering with me and my silly projects) but haven't done any yet today. I still have to sew charms on all of them and sew a few drawstrings bags. Plus I need to finish the restaurant maps and paint some award medallions. Eep.
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Recently Listening to: Barenaked Ladies "Maroon"

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