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22 April 2009 @ 07:07 pm
The Crimson Pirates will be getting a few new songs* on their feet at the New London gig this weekend** We will not, alas, have our full contingent, so at last Sunday's rehearsal we ran through everything we might be playing (Robin already had set lists, of course, focusing more on our maritime music), even those you'd think we could do in our sleep. It was fun, though, until Robin gave me a new harmony for one of the new songs.

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.
I feel: annoyedannoyed
I hear: kitty pallala pallala pallai
Rennierengirlie87 on April 23rd, 2009 12:26 am (UTC)
yah, my sister mocks me all the time when we sing together, because she usually takes upper and I the lower...and then I slliiiiiiide up to her part, much against my will. drives me nuts.

I think she does it on purpose. evil sisters. evil I say.
Kelladyjoust on April 23rd, 2009 02:33 am (UTC)
I'm normally pretty solid on my harmonies. If I deviate, it's usually because of a strange element (hand drumming, which I'm not yet used to, or the fact I wrote the song, or, some stupid thing).

I would never mock you for it, hon. Just sayin'. :)
Rennierengirlie87 on April 23rd, 2009 02:40 pm (UTC)
aw thanks pal. I am good if I REALLY know my part, but you should see me try to sing and clap at the same time..rather comical, and impossible. I usually just give up. who needs clapping?!
Christian: Thou Shalt Rocksirchristian on April 23rd, 2009 12:32 am (UTC)
Downloading a Zippo lighter app for my iPhone in preparation...
mistress_kathmistress_kath on April 23rd, 2009 01:54 am (UTC)
Remember that post of mine that Don replied to last week? That's 'cuz I was practicing my lines for tomorrow night's Shakespeare event- for the fourth week in a row - and one line turned into a mouthful of mumble. The punch line? I WROTE the darn thing! :-)