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Had a pretty rough night last night with joint aches and very tenacious indigestion. Finally got to sleep about 4am.

Actually got a lie-in this morning till 9-9.30ish!

At 11, I went down to Brighton to pick up Nat and headed over to Mick's place. Mick was the instigator of the whole band/first-gig-for-20-years thing a few weeks ago.
Mick and his son, Dan, piloted the equipment while Nat and I started getting down the vocals for a "special project". I think we made a pretty good start and it's already sounding good. The idea was to get the majority of Nat's stuff down today since, unlike her, I don't have to work around varying shift patterns.

T'was a very pleasant afternoon indeed and, as always, the greatest pleasure was getting to duet with my lil' girl.
I'm back there again tomorrow to get more of my stuff done.

In all, I'm rather a contented old git tonight :)
 

The Gig

Jul. 13th, 2010 02:19 am
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Oh, yes!

The gig on Saturday went rather well and we recieved many favourable responses and compliments. Not bad for only having had half a dozen rehearsals for an 8 number set.

I'm quite chuffed :)

We didn't even have a name sorted out but dropped The MLCs (Mid-Life Crises) and The Village Idiots for The Blissfield Soul Review.
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So, I've decided to think positively about the trip to Florida.
Positive things to look forward to:

The kids are going to love it
Air Conditioning
BIG Food
Swimming Pool + BAR at the hotel
The thought that I could pretend to be 424th in line for the throne and see what happened


In other news, over the last 2-3 weeks, what began as a bit of an informal jam with a few local chaps has developed into a booking to play the Isfield Fete on 10th July. 
Despite only four or five band practices, (one of which I'll miss next week), we'll be performing a set of 8-10? predominantly soul/blues covers. Whatever the outcome, it's been interesting to see what the 20 or so years since I stood before a mike has done to my abilities.  
I've lost some range, understandably. (I remember singing along to Boston's 'More Than A Feeling' in reasonable comfort in me 'Yoof').
I have to admit, my throat endurance is now much poorer, too, but with some judicious set ordering, I'll probably get through.
The greatest benefit is that Nat agreed to join us. Her great voice, backing and main vocs, takes a lot of pressure from her old dad while simultaneously granting one of my long-held wishes that we would officially perform together live one day.

As it is, the set is loaded onto the iPod ready for the holiday so I can do some homework while I'm away because, once I get back, there's ONE more practice before the gig...  

We don't even have a name yet.

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