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26 March 2004 @ 05:25 pm
Last night was the final rehearsal before the CPs go into the studio to record CD#3: "Putrid and Disgusting."

Aside from fourteen people, half of whom have instruments, being crammed into a tiny studio apartment, it went pretty well. I kind of sucked monkey butt vocally, especially on 'Henry Martin,' but hey... I made it through mostly intact. The drumming on 'Fire Marengo' was gorgeous. Robin, Don and I were incredibly tight. There's not a lot I can do with the bodhran on that, as Don and Robin are playing pretty complicated rhythyms on conga and djembe, respectively. Were I to go all fancy, it would just muddy it up. Still, though my drumming be simple, yet 'tis fun to play.

Today has been mostly wasted. I'm a lazy, bloated sod. I spent a couple of hours sitting in front of the tv, watching reruns of 'The West Wing,' drinking green tea and cleaning tack. There is something very satisfying about cleaning tack. I ought to have done my boots while I was at it... ah, well. Oh, I also need a new bit. And a new headstall. I may need a new bridle all told, but since this one was free, I can't complain overly much.

I'm going to ooze toward the treadmill. Really, I am. Two miles, minimum, and may the cramps be damned.
I feel: grumpycrampy
I hear: "Rolling Home" and it's REALLY ANNOYING
Ea Quae Legiteaquaelegit on March 26th, 2004 02:59 pm (UTC)
"Henry Martin"?
As in...
"Helloo, helloo," cried Henry Martin.
"What makes her sail soo nice?"
"I'm a rich merchant ship bound for fir(sp?) Londontown
Londontown, Londontown.
Would you please for to let us pass byyy..."

I love that song.

Not quite as good as Barrett's Privateers, but an awesome song nonetheless.
Kelladyjoust on March 26th, 2004 03:03 pm (UTC)
Re: "Henry Martin"?
That is, indeed, the very 'Henry Martin.'

As luck would have it, we're also recording 'Barrett's Privateers' on this CD. I'm not lead vocal on that, though... just backup and drum.
Ea Quae Legiteaquaelegit on March 26th, 2004 03:44 pm (UTC)
Re: "Henry Martin"?
Barrett's Privateers is one of my favourites ever. Best recording I've ever heard: Needfire Male Cast Ensemble. The Needfire was a show that played in Toronto for a couple seasons. I'll always be glad I got the CD when I had the chance. I don't think it's readily available anymore.

anyhow, I'm rambling...

Congrats on your awesome taste in music. :D
Tart Tartuberlibra on March 26th, 2004 08:12 pm (UTC)
Re: "Henry Martin"?
I've been in love with "Barrett's Privateers" ever since I heard Stan Rogers do it on a cd years ago. It's what I bonded with Cat over at our first workshop, and what we sang on the roof over the merch shop on Spende Penny Lane(?) during my first year of faire.

Wonderful, wonderful song. I can't wait to hear you guys do it.
the_wild_bunny on March 26th, 2004 03:21 pm (UTC)
Why do you people have so much more willpower than I do? -_- Two miles....*sigh*

Anyhow, I'm positive you did not suck monkeybutt, so there!