I could sing it when it was just her and I, and even when we added Ann to the mix. But with the song underway, I lost it entirely. I pinballed between the melody and the high harmony. Robin assured me that if I didn't have it locked down for the weekend I ought not to worry. Yeah, right. I just spent twenty minutes singing that damn song over and over. Nailed the harmony. Nailed it. Since I'm playing conga as well, I thought it would be a good idea to rehearse with the drum.
Bad idea. I lost the harmony, I tanked on the rhythm. My hands flailed wildly about. My vocals weren't just pinballing, they were rocketing. I think I was singing bass for a measure or two.
This is not acceptable. I will not be beaten by a simple traditional tune. I will not be brought to my knees by a hand drum.
Back to the rehearsal tape.
*Oh, the amount of new music we have in the works! Y'all have no idea. One of them's a Kelly original (music by Robin). You just know that's going to be a happy sunshine sort of song.
**I originally typed 'weekent.' Make of that what you will.