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I'm still feeling giddy from my performance tonight. We've found a new venue to rehearse on, and part of the deal is that we'll play at events for them whenever they want. So today they had a birthday gig for the venue, and the entire community was there, performing whatever it is they perform. We had guitar players, actors, poets, you name it. We even got a poem dedicated to us, which was pretty awesome :)

Performing for an audience is a guaranteed high. No matter if it's for a tiny group, like tonight (about 40 people), or for a huge public like when we played at half-time at the RFK Stadium in DC (20,000 people!!!). It takes me forever to get down to earth again. And I seriously need to sleep.

Just so you can have an idea, here's the RFK Stadium performance. I'm the one with my back to everyboy, which is the bad thing about conducting (you have to face the band!) Then again, if you have your back to the audience, you don't get that nervous... Like Jim Morrison used to do :) But hey, I did turn around at the end, and there were people on the other side of the stadium too (although not as many). Plus we appeared on the big screen, which was awesome! (But distracting at times...)

My band

Oct. 6th, 2007 01:18 am
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First off, sorry if I sounded sour in my last post. I was having a bad day, but really, I have nothing to complain about, I'm happy and studying and playing my heart out, and am exactly where I'm supposed to be. Which is actually my new philosophy in life. No matter how much you plan everything out, if your plan doesn't take you to where you're supposed to be, it just won't work. Something will happen to take you down your proper path, and that something might be subtle or might feel like a big huge anvil on your head (which has been the case these past few years). But really, it's been an amazing and interesting ride so far, and I'm pretty sure it's just getting started! :)

If you want to check out the band, here's the web site:

And if you're passing through, come and watch us!

Edit: Remembered how to use lj-cut. Yay for me!
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Hi!! Ok, I don't think anyone remembers me anymore... Heck, it's been years, I guess. But hey, I just wanted to drop a word to you guys and tell you that I'm living in Washington, DC! Well, only for a few months, but still. I'm thinking of getting a masters degree next year, so maybe I'll be here longer. Also, I'm taking a video editing class, and might be coming back to vidding, although I have no idea what's been going on with the vidding community in these last couple of years...

I don't know if I'll be good about posting. Probably not... Lately I haven't even answered many of my emails. So much has happened... I got my new apartment completely remodelled, but never actually got to live in it, since my stepdad passed away a month after I'd moved out of my parent's house, and so I moved back in to help her through her grief. And then the opportunity arrived to come here, study, and put together an all-woman percussion band in Washington, DC. So I came... And seriously, I have no plans at all for my life anymore. Things just don't work out according to plans, in my experience, so I just gave up planning altogether.

So yeah, I'm back. And I'm rambling, so I'll stop now. If anyone reads this, give me an update? I really miss you guys and want to know what's been going on...

Oh, and this is my band's website:


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