One of the nicest things about the singing days I am invited to lead is most organise ‘lunch to share’. Now how does this work you may ask? Very well, as is happens. I always have this slight trepidation that every one will bring humous, and I have to say, I have been to workshops in the dim and distant past where yes, there has been a plethora of plastic pots of humous and mountains of french sticks on the long table clothed trestle table. I think seasoned workshop attendees have, over the years realised this just won’t cut the mustard and many people are much more adventurous with their contributions to the lunch table. This weekend the spread at the vegetarian school ( yes there is such a thing) included home made risottos, samosa, falafals, a multitude of colourful salads and fruit dishes, breads and crackers of all persuasions, home made cakes of all shapes and sizes, and even a bit of humous to boot! Last weekend in a non vegetarian village hall the lunch to share was as varied and delicious. Often people are really good about putting little labels with their dishes so people know exactly what they are letting themselves in for….fantastic!
One last story of the vegetarian school, the venue for the singing workshop got moved at the last minute, so there was a lady attending the workshop who was a bit miffed as she had bought all the ingredients for a mighty fine fish salad only to be told that we had moved to a vegetarian school! Ah well, her family will be well fed.
SONG OF THE DAY – JOsie ( live) -Steely Dan
I am still totally a DAN fan ….I must go and see the Nearly Dans…a tribute band. The bass man in this live version is so on it and the backing vocals are mighty fine, they fade out on the intro of Deacon Blues…mmmmmm
Hi Gits! Nearly Dan – brill – I love tribute band names! Here’s two more for you: The Fab Faux, and, closer to home, Not the Hoople!
hey M….thanks for stopping by….Not the …ha ha ha….how are they as a tribute band?
Sorry I’ve never heard ’em, but if you’d like to see a loooong list of tribute band names (some very funny!), try here:
Proxy Music! John Notway!
Have you ever arranged “Peg” or Haitian Divorce” for a singing group? I’d love to sing either!
you must be a bit psychic as I was singing BOTH those songs yesterday…..love them !