Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Last Night's Concert....

Last night's concert was a smashing success! I was so pleased with the outcome. I felt good, confident, and I thoroughly enjoyed myself! We totally rocked the house, if I do say so myself. We started out with Spencer playing a few Bass pieces, one of which was a bluesy Jazz arrangement of George Gershwin's "My Man's Gone Now." Spencer insisted I learn to play the Jazz piano part. So, I had a whirlwind 3 day lesson in playing jazz piano for that number, then Spen and I played a couple of hymns we arranged together, and finished it off with some of my songs from my album. Spence played Bass with most of the numbers (and I accompanied most of his). And I have to say the hit of the night was "Running with Angels." I had Spencer play pizzicato, and percussion on his Bass, and it totally rocked! I really wish I'd had him record that one with me on the album (it's just a piano solo on the CD).

And we had a nice little crowd. We had about 35 or so people show up. I truly appreciate all of my "real friends" who showed up to support me. I understand, those of you who couldn't make it because of distance, family/personal commitments. You can make it up to me by going over here and ordering a CD, then you can pop it in your player, close your eyes, and pretend you're listening to me playing it live. (Nothing like shameless self promotion). There were a few photos taken, but unfortunately, it was on the $4 disposable camera, and it's not full yet, so I'll have to post them once I fill it up, and take it to the store to get developed. (They still have places that do that, right?)

But, don't take it from me. You can read a review about it here . Thanks Andrea!!

The one bad thing about the night, was that it brought me to the reality that my little brother and jam partner is leaving me for two years. He leaves tomorrow for the MTC. In Preston. Not Idaho. Preston, England!
I'm really going to miss him. What will I do without my jammin' buddy?

I love you, Spen. Thank you for sharing your musical genius with me, and for being an awesome little brother and an amaxing example to me and our whole family.
I know you'll be a great missionary! Good luck!!

And now, off to pack. I'm heading to Indianapolis tomorrow. C and I are going to the Indy 500!


wonder woman said...

I'm so glad the concert went well!! I'll bet it was incredible with your brother there, too.

Sorry about your camera! Mine was water damaged just last weekend, too. But it doesn't take pictures AT ALL. Peeved is a good word.

Have fun in Indiana!!

SO said...

I am so bummed that I missed this. I was dealing with Young women. It sounds like it was wonderful!

Devri said...

I am sooo glad you had a great time.. sorry, with 7 kids it is hard to go ANYWHERE!

I shouted your preformace on my blog yesterday, but blogger didn't show it till today!! ugh!!

I will buy a cd, promise, just got to find some money first.. ;0)

I really look up to you and all the accompishments you do.. Wonderwoman!!!

And hello, first superbowl, and now the Indy 500... Jelous once again!

Jillene said...

I am TOTALLY bummed that I missed the concert but it sounds like it was a HUGE success!!

Have a fun trip to the Indy 500. My parents went when I was in High School and they got asked where their horns were when people found out they were LDS. I hope no one asks you!!

Erin said...

I am glad your concert went well! I love stuff like that.

Have a wonderful trip too. You definitely deserve the vacation!

Rachel said...

I'm so glad that everything went well. I saw the title of the previous post on my reader and thought that it was about your concert. I was so worried that no one had shown up! I'm glad I was wrong.

That is awesome to have a brother with such a complimentary talent. It would be cool to be able to share something like that with a sibling.

Motherboard said...

That concert really was out of this world! It made me cry! I could not believe the emotions your music made me feel! you are one talented woman. Thank you for sharing your talents.

(this post about your brother made me cry...)

Shelle-BlokThoughts said...

I'm so sad someone messed up at work and I couldn't fly up there to see ya! i was planning on it... cross my heart!

Glad it went good!

2busy said...

What an amazing week you have had! You are such an example as only a wonder woman can be. Have fun on your trip!

Heidi Ashworth said...

SO glad it went great! You are amazing! No wonder Erin has a girl-crush on you!

ramsam said...

Just clicked over from Erin's blog...and she's right . You are an amazing person!! I have a secret goal to run a marathon before my 40th year is over. That gives me 2 years. I cant believe I just typed that!

Cadance said...

Woah! have fun at the races!!!

glad all went well how FUN!!!!

Shauna said...

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!
♥ HUGS ♥

AS Amber said...

Booooo... I'm still so sad I didn't come! WAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!

I'm listening to your music right now. You're amazing.