Archive for March, 2007

Sharing

Friday, March 30th, 2007

Sharon and I just played a new venue this past week and because it was new to us, I was more nervous than usual.  We also invited a friend to play bass for us, and worked to get all of our lead sheets in order so he could read along.  To be honest, it would have been a lot easier to just do what we always do– show up and play our stuff,  just the two of us.  But we have found how much better it is to invite others to participate, audience members included.  Wow, it really added a lot to have that great bass line!  We really felt like a band.  There were some tricky parts where we weren’t quite together (I’ll admit, I often have a  hard time following our own music, so I can’t imagine how difficult it was for our friend).  But overall, it added so much and we hope to do it again.  I guess our mothers were right– it’s so much better to share!

Hi everybody!

Saturday, March 24th, 2007

I’m kind of new to the blogging thing– these days, it seems as if it’s easier to talk to strangers via the internet than it is to talk to my kids across the table.  Watching tv, listening to strangers’ conversations on their cell phone, everyone seems to be spilling their guts via technology.  Is this a good or a bad thing?  Is there such a thing as too much information?