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She sighs every day as she passes the way [Jul. 9th, 2001|09:22 am]
Roy Janik
Since somabrak blew a hole in my "talking loudly in public" plan to make my life seem fulfilling and interesting, I've been forced to resort to drastic measures. Last night after work, I drove to the top of my company's parking garage and practiced playing my concertina. I figured it was one of the few places I could practice without pissing anyone off. On top of that, it was a breezy, warm Texas night, and I had an extraordinary view of the 360 bridge and the hill country beyond. Romantic, eh? See, I do wild, interesting things. I AM NOT BORING!

At any rate, I picked out the notes to "Do You Want Your Old Lobby Washed Down", a song from the late 1800's I believe, which is covered by the Flying Fish Sailors. I can now play most of the main melody haltingly and very slowly, and for all I know, in the wrong key. But hey, it's a start.
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[User Picture]From: somabrak
2001-07-09 07:41 am (UTC)
:P Just so you know, when I quoted that line from the book, I had a particular person/s in mind, and they certainly weren't Texan.

I know you're not boring...you're fun even when you're not loud! Why the hell do you think I want to leave this @#@#%@^$# state and go to Texas???

But I will be coming there soon, so all ya'll beware. And unlike the last time I was there, I'll make sure to drink more than a few puny Hard Lemonades. :)
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[User Picture]From: somabrak
2001-07-09 08:42 am (UTC)

Re: ..the beach head

Expect 2 of us sometime in late October. Or, October in general.

We're not sure yet, but I'd like to work it so we fly down there on a Wednesday evening, and leave Texas on a Monday morning/early afternoon. Spend as little time as possible with the family folks, spend as much time as possible with the friendly folks, and at the Renn Faire.
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[User Picture]From: somabrak
2001-07-09 11:34 am (UTC)

Re: Huzzah

Will do. Thanks for the heads-up on cheapo flights!
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[User Picture]From: zinereem
2001-07-09 09:44 am (UTC)

Re: Only one instument?!?!?

Well, I actually want to learn how to play this thing, rather than just beat on it. Once I get a little more comfortable, I'll force Wes to join me with his bodhran. Besides, Froggy was resting at Human Dwelling 43.
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[User Picture]From: zinereem
2001-07-09 10:10 am (UTC)

Re: *sigh*

Yes, but did I mention we'll be covering glam rock songs with high falsetto voices?
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[User Picture]From: flajuie
2001-07-09 09:50 pm (UTC)

guest artist courtesy of milton bradley

How about a trio for concertina, bodhran, and Operation?

(The Operation could be the gesso, the more interesting instruments featured more prominently. I smell cds burning, baby...)
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From: neemo
2001-07-09 11:53 am (UTC)

You rock, Sir.

And I *heart* concertinas.
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[User Picture]From: moregankira
2001-07-09 12:28 pm (UTC)
How could ANYONE consider you boring sweet Roy?
I think you are one of the most interesting people I know.
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[User Picture]From: stariene
2001-07-10 01:08 am (UTC)
you make me want to call your house
and leave a message on your machine
3 minutes worth of cat noises
meow meow





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[User Picture]From: stariene
2001-07-10 01:09 am (UTC)
that was supposed to be cute and funny, but it came out... creepy. sorry. hehehe.
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[User Picture]From: zinereem
2001-07-10 07:19 am (UTC)

story of my life.

But it was cute and funny, honestly! If you want creepy, just talk to swordfish.
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