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Day three in Seattle.

Am feeling a wee bit burnt out.

So far, hospitality seems to have been a success. Pfft. Like there was ever a doubt it my mind.

The song book turned out really nicely. People seemed to be pleased with it. That makes me happy.

I met lots of interesting filkers; mostly, I forgot their names within about 3 minutes of hearing them. Some brilliant person came up with the idea to add ribbons that could be stuck on to the bottom of the con badge that had [lj user="_________"] printed on it so you could fill in your ID. I wish I could have got my hands on one of those!

I got out of hospitality a couple times;
- I went to see cadhla`s concert, which trystel, tuto, tfabris and vixyish were all part of
- I got to sing Atlantis Shines at the songbook sing-a-long with trystel, who kindly accompanied me on the keyboard.
- I saw Skinny White Chick (who were really wonderful. OMG, I loved the songs about Wendy from Peter Pan) who was up right before cflute
- I got to help cflute with her concert on several songs, which was nice except for how badly I garbled one of the songs that I had practiced in Am and was played in Dm - and I can`t finger pick in Dm cuz the chord switches are just to fast. Gah!!! Other than that, the stuff I helped with mostly seemed to be okay in that I did not make an glaringly noticeable errors.

Need to go spend money in the dealers room on music crack now.


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Jan. 28th, 2008 12:52 am (UTC)
I garbled one of the songs that I had practiced in Am and was played in Dm - and I can`t finger pick in Dm cuz the chord switches are just to fast.

This is why the gods invented the capo. (Be glad you're playing strings; the same trick works for male voice, but is LOTS more painful :-)

It sounds like an excellent con. *envy*

Congratulations on the songbook; I'm hoping ours, for Contata, turns out as well.
Feb. 2nd, 2008 11:16 pm (UTC)
Yes. Capo 5 would have been exactly what I needed.

Unfortunately, the actual music with the chords I needed was up in my room, not on stage with me. *sigh*

Good luck with your songbook - and maybe you can come to Conflikt next year!
Jan. 28th, 2008 05:46 am (UTC)
She lived until the end of the show, it seems?

Now, does she make it back to Vancouver in one piece, is the next question. (She already knows my third one! *laugh*)
Feb. 2nd, 2008 11:17 pm (UTC)
I did survive.

And you got 8 pages back, even though I still owe you 10. And I got your re-write and haven't had a chance to look at it yet. MonkeyBoy got sick on Thursday night with the flu. Bleh.
Feb. 3rd, 2008 02:13 am (UTC)
Poor Monkey boy - having the flu SUCKS. It's been rather virulent the last few weeks here, but I think that's because our weather has been so erratic - we'll be up around 70 one day, storms will roll in the next & drop us down to the 30's and then, 2 days later we'll have snow! (That's like what happened here - literally!)

I've had the flu so frelling bad I've ended up in the ER & then, made a return trip because the bloody virus left me w/ a damn case of vertigo so annoyingly bd, that I couldn't walk in a straight line - I truly had to lean against a wall in order to be able to go in a "straight" line. This was not fun to be this sick when I was at school w/o prescription coverage & then, my friend had to bring the charge slip out for me to sign for the drugs, because I couldn't get out of the car.

Fic wise - I made all the corrections and only added like one small paragraph for your approval. :)
Jan. 28th, 2008 09:32 pm (UTC)
I missed getting to say hello during the con, as the only time I was up in the con suite was while we were rehearsing for the band scramble. (Yes, we did rehearse, no matter what it sounded like.Pfui.) I think that might have been during Skinny White Chick's performance, because I know I missed it but at the moment I don't remember why. I did get to have your son regale me with tales of how well he was doing at StickRPG or whatever it was he was playing at the time. I kept telling him things like "If I was running this campaign someone would rob the bank and steal all of YOUR money!" but I don't think he really appreciated my humor. :)

By the way my granddaughter enjoyed her time up there while we were practicing. (She was my roadie for the trip, carrying the banjo for me.) There were several other girls in Hospitality at the time, and she tried to get me to leave her up there with them -- something of which Grandma would not have approved.
Feb. 2nd, 2008 11:22 pm (UTC)
HA! Thanks for listening to Monkey Boy talk about his stick man computer game thing - he just loves being able to tell people all about what he's doing.

Hee! Good on you for teasing him.

I'm glad your granddaughter had fun - I know that my kids were pleased that there were other children to play with. I'm trying to see if there is anyway we could manage to have a kids area attached to Hospitality next year. It would be ostensibly unsupervised but I would be able to at least keep an eye and know that my kids are over there having fun. I think it would make it easier for people with kids in tow to be able to get to things.
Feb. 3rd, 2008 06:39 am (UTC)
I think a kids' area would be a nice idea. It would need some adult supervision, but not so much that they would think "ZOMG the aliens are spying on us" so they can talk in private about kid stuff -- games, movies, anime/manga, dumb boys, what have you. Just so no one that isn't entitled to comes and runs off with the wrong kid (accidentally or otherwise).

Having worked in gaming, I've heard my share of stories of other people's campaigns. Sometimes they're worth listening to, especially if I learn something especially flippant I can use if I ever get back into roleplaying. Sometimes I just listen because . . . well I do a lot of listening. People seem to like to think that what they're interested in is important.

Your son seems like a good kid. Reminds me a bit of me at that age. Well, me if I wore glasses, owned a computer and was from Canada in the mid 60s, I guess.
Jan. 30th, 2008 03:56 am (UTC)
The con suite was excellent. I wish I could have been around for when the Real Food came out.
Feb. 2nd, 2008 11:23 pm (UTC)
It was really nice to meet you!

I'm sorry that you missed the real food - you should have just told me you were hungry, I could have dug out some cold cuts or heated up some soup for you!
Jan. 31st, 2008 02:02 am (UTC)
Ah! I didn't realize that you had an LJ. You should have sent a minion for one of those ribbons. Although it was kinda hard to track them down.

I liked your song very much, and the songbook is a wonderful thing to have. Thank you. :)
Feb. 2nd, 2008 11:25 pm (UTC)
Yes! I do! Here I am!


Maybe next year I will get a ribbon. It would be nice to have one, that's for sure!

Thanks so much for letting me know that you liked the song. I know that it is very fandom specific, and it doesn't seem like there are a lot of filk songs about TV shows, but I'm just so enchanted with SGA, I can't help myself.
Feb. 3rd, 2008 02:15 am (UTC)
enchanted? ;)

*snicker* I..... could think of another word (one that applies to me too! :p)
Feb. 3rd, 2008 02:30 am (UTC)
I think there should be more filk about TV shows. I, for one, would probably squeal loudly with delight to find filk about dueSouth, for example.

It's a lovely song. I enjoyed it, and I've never even seen the show. (I don't know that I count as a virgin audience, though, I have read some fic.)
Feb. 3rd, 2008 06:42 am (UTC)
Oh my goodness, a category of media fandom hitherto unvisited by filk, and more to the point one I know something about. I should dig out my season 1 DVD set and get reacquainted with the show and maybe write something about Diefenbacher (sp?).
Feb. 3rd, 2008 06:45 am (UTC)
*CHEERS* Fabulous! I'd been thinking about some weird two-voice thing with both Rays and an utter confusion of identity. . .

But wolf-POV is so much better. *grins*
Feb. 3rd, 2008 05:43 am (UTC)
The secret to the ribbons is to hit up tollers who had them printed. I know this only because we roomed together at the con. She was also the source of the Fierce Protector of the Blonde buttons that were made for OVFF in case we had to keep people from hugging cadhla with her bad back. :)
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