Hmm, must dig that song out!
The repercussions of YMG keep on. I had a long chat with someone from our area meeting about how YMG went. I know her vaguely – we are not that close, but it was good to talk and compare notes and to talk about how Lancashire Meeting move to continue the good and inspiring work of YMG.
I seem to have been on the phone a lot tonight. there is someone on the forum that I spoke to on the phone for the first time today. Tina is a lovely person and we chatted for a long time. I hope we meet soon.
Then mum rang and we passed the time of day. Three phone calls and hardly any evening left.
I am on a park and ride scheme at the hospital and I surprised our minibus driver this evening playing his guitar. He is practising for a gig. It reminded me of when I was in a band and I told him about Gordun Bennitt and how I missed part of the experience. The high you get from coming off stage just cannot be bottled! I don’t miss the lugging of equipment and setting up and tearing down. I don’t miss the petty arguments about ‘our musical direction’ or whether someone is pulling their weight. I don’t miss the bad rehearsals. I do miss the cameraderie, the sharing of something special when you create; the shared looks between muscians as they work in harmony (especially literally – I love harmony!) I felt so in tune – again literally – with the other bandmembers. I felt confident about my singing, and my writing. It was a good time, mostly.
I wonder how Liz, Kev, Craig and Richard are doing.
I am glad that though I am not making music these days that other people still practice and apparently want to make music because of the love of music and not just as a get rich quick scheme.