Wednesday, November 24, 2004

Country Roads


Well, an interesting week so far. Monday - a Damn Right rehearsal. We’re playing at a party on Saturday – and as well as playing our regular rocky-blues set we’re playing a specially-learned country set for the birthday girl who is going to sing. She lives in South Africa and doesn’t arrive in the country until Friday and so Marie Claire, daughter of the bass guitarist, has stood in. Great voice. Great fun - but I wouldn’t want to be in a country band full time.

Tuesday - a day of infants. Lots of joining in poems. Jill is away at a conference in London. Tuesday evening - stuck in the traffic that is Wembley. It took me four hours to get home and I was fifteen minutes late for my creative writing class. Talk about being rushed.

Today – some writing planned but spent the day “catching up.” Maybe I’ll get some words down tomorrow. Need to do some serious planning or the next few weeks are going to disappear into nothing.

4 comments:

Jonathan said...

Sending you some good country music by my friend, John Lincoln Wright...

Amie said...

I have never developed a liking for the country music. I like basically anything well except that and rap music.

Roger Stevens said...

I know. I used to hate country. But now I find there are many country strands that I like. Asleep at the Wheel, for example. And quite a few female singers.

I have a friend who was an avid punk fan in the late seventies. His music collection in the eighties was full of quite extreme and very strange indie and avant garde stuff. But he had a soft spot for country - especially female singers.

Maybe that's where it comes from. Or maybe I'm just getting mellow in my old age.

michael said...

Its funny how ones tastes change as one grows older. You start listening to all kinds of stuff you wouldnt have considered as a youth. Wearing tartan slippers and smoking a pipe etc. Groaning everytime you bend over to pick up the mail from the doormat! I'm slowly turning into my Dad!