At the moment I don’t get many opportunities to play with a whole band and monitors and sound crews and guitar roadies ( ha ha) and all that stuff. Always of acoustic and acapella mind….. so it’s great when it happens. At the Guildhall Rock and Jazz Summer School where I was tutoring I got the chance to play with some of my favourite mates and this is one of the numbers we sung this year, about a week ago. Please excuse shaky, dotty video, there was sadly no lighting crewe and all video camera holders seemed to be off duty ……… x
Song of the Day -Wedding Song -Written by Anais Mitchell performed by Donna Canale, David Gale, Geoff Nicholls, Gitika Partington and Richard Sadler
Well actually, they did not, all the gear was packed up after a nearly 4 hour end of week concert. All the goodbyes last night got a bit emotional for me, gulp ..quite normal for me to have a little blub and then not be able to stop….can’t keep it in…7 days of being with all these lovely staff and students for 12 hours a day and then messing up my verse in the last big piece didn’t help ( Possibly only SS and DC noticed). So cried all the way home on the tube, but as it was nearly midnight on a friday night and most people were a bit past their best (putting it politely) and as I kept all snorting and wheezing inside, no-one noticed, I just looked a bit allergic or gin ridden, so blended in quite nicely. So this morning I am missing them all and will be until the next new thing kicks in, which is in about 10 minutes.
I hold special place in my heart for my Guildhall chums, right next to all my singers and wish them well for the year to come, and hope that maybe I shall see some of them sooner. Now where is that train ticket?
VIDEO OF THE DAY
practising for the end of course song
SONG OF THE DAY – SILLY GAMES – JANET KAY
Nothing to do with the last week. I heard it really late when I got home and it hit a chord of nostalgia. Blimey she sings a top C in this…tried it ..but a bit too early in the morning. Love the video!
Last night it had tahini and miso and butter as condiments, tonight it is sardines, ( take note, DV) lemon, butter and tamari and it is way past supper time too. I am too busy to cook. it is my day five, teaching at the Guildhall Rock and Jazz Summer school . Too many charts to write out, song books to sort…etc etc….having a gas. Tuesday Night’s gig was the most fun I have ever had on stage with a loud drummer ( ha ha ).
Here is a constant craving snippet of me singing with DC on AV’s (what does this all mean?) and the luscious band ..there that was short and sweet!
2 more long long fun filled days of bands and singers and choirs and recording and concerts. The end of week concert has 35 acts and they are supposed to be limited to 6 minutes each ….ha ha…that will never happen with so many Jazzers…One year the end of week concert lasted 4 hours. So there will be siege mentality on Friday…extra kendal mint cake all round….
So hopefully I shall get something a bit more substantial than porridge or Sweetcorn tommorrow.
SONG OF THE DAY -Rikki Lee Jones-Last Chance
The Band did this last night with DC on vocals and I was reminded what a great song it was. And what a marathon sing it is. YOu have to have a finely crafted voice to do this one justice…and DC most serpantly did!
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