April 28th, 2005


open mike

As threatened a couple of days ago, I went to the open mike at the Narrows Center for the Arts in Fall River tonight. Chris and I both went but played separately.

There weren't very many people there, but I liked pretty much all of the musicians, and the fact that there weren't that many of them ensured that I actually got to play (unlike last time I went to an open mike).

I had planned to play guitar pieces, but the soundman offered to set up a keyboard for me, so I ended up doing three piano pieces: Leadbelly's "Bourgeois Blues', my own 'Hybrid Car' (which I did in the wrong key unfortunately), and Ray Charles's 'I Believe To My Soul'.

I also got some knitting done, so I think that at the knitting party I'm throwing on Friday I actually have a shot at finishing, or mostly finishing, the slippers I'm making.

Anyway, the open mike was pretty good, so if there are any musicians in the Providence/Boston area are looking for one I would say that it's worth checking out. There's a $3 cover. [more info] [calendar] Next week I'll be busy going to a knitdrinkprov thing but hopefully I'll make it out to Fall River again sometime soon.
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    Shop Around - Smokey Robinson & The Miracles
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Done today: took out trash, made up shopping lists.
Tomorrow: Go shopping, tidy, clean laundry, make cookies. With luck, Ed Wood DVD arrives. Dance band practice.
Friday: Do mildly secret thing, finish tidying, cook food. With luck, Doctor Who DVDs arrive. Enjoy party.
Saturday: To be determined. Go to Massachusetts? Go to cgoldfish's party? Go to Stone Soup and participate in a hoot?
Sunday: Go to Schenectady for family event. Return from Schenectady from family event.
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    Son Of A Preacher Man - Aretha Franklin