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Archive for October 5th, 2005

The CD has Flown/My Man

Wednesday, October 5th, 2005

Brian and Lynn at Altus by Regina FryI took our package of art and music, and sent it overnight to the CD manufacturer. Looks like we’re really doing this! Who knows how long it really will take, but there is a small chance we’ll have CDs in time for Midwest Ukefest in Indianapolis, the weekend of Halloween (Oct 28-30/Fri-Sun).

The CD is entitled “In the Garden” (I guess it’s official now) and it is the most romantic and optimistic album I can imagine. I have been collecting songs about flowers and gardens (and birds and rainbows, etc.) for years now, and most of them made it into this package. The song list includes Tiptoe Through the Tulips, When the Little Red Roses get the Blues for You, Tellin’ it to the Daisies, Jeannine (I Dream of Lilac Time), April Showers and ten more equally cheery/romantic numbers of the 1920s.

I’m excited, exhausted, and exhilarated. I have only had one night of 8 hours’ sleep in a week. Yet I think about this project, which has been my pet idea for a number of years, and I get a rush/thrill imagining that it actually appears to be happening!

There are all sorts of things we have to approve and sign off from, before they go to press… but we are crossing fingers that everything works out smoothly. We hope.

Brian is the reason this can happen. It surely doesn’t hurt that he’s our recording engineer/audio editor/music guru on the computer. But bottom line, he is such a great ukulele player that we can have a true act. Yes, I sing very well, but a singer without an act is nothing. Truly. Just try to stand on a street corner with just a voice and even get small change for a tip. Nope, it won’t happen. But with a great uke player (who also is amazing at finding songs that are perfect for us), we have something really special and wonderful. On stage and off.

Brian at BeanersToday is our 9th anniversary. Where would I be without this man? He’s just the right partner for me in so many ways. I bounce off walls, he is calm and steady. We are both geeky and musical. We’re still crazy about each other. We really balance each other out well.

I’m going to laze around a little tonight. We went out to dinner at DeLuca’s Italian restaurant, a special treat. Now we will just take it slow for a while.

First I’ll recline on the couch and look through my new Sally Melville Knitting Experience/Color book. I may even start casting on for my knitted grass skirt. It’s just a lot of knitting in a tube once I get it started. I already have a gauge swatch. So maybe I’ll get that going tonight and then I can knit on it at my computer lab at Foster Center tomorrow night.

Just being in the same house with Brian is a gift. We’ll rehearse a little tonight but otherwise just sort of hang out together for a while.

Here is one pic of Brian and I as The Fabulous Heftones, taken by our friend Regina in November 2004 at Altus. The Second shot I took of Brian at Beaners in February of 2004.)