I haven’t felt like posting much recently, because I’ve been feeling kind of down and everything has come out like whining, and I didn’t usually want it to come out like whining, so I wouldn’t post it. ::rueful grin::
But now I have some good news, and something to natter happily about.
Firstly Boyd’s employer has gone back on their refusal to put anything in writing. Or, in other words, they HAVE put it in writing that they are promising to make up the difference, if any, between typical paycheck previously and typical paycheck on the new system. Hurrah!
(I could say something cynical about why the reversal, but it seems unworthy of me, so instead I’ll just be pleased and relieved.)
As for what to natter about, well, I’ve just RSVP’d for a housefilk, and I have started practicing some songs so that if I convince myself to perform, I will have something ready. So far I’m working on four songs, two of mine and two covers. Tom Digby’s “Two Hundred Million Million Miles”, and “The Paracite’s Anthem” by er… I forget. (I’m bad at names and it’s somebody I don’t know — I just found the song in the Stave the Wails songbook and thought it was fun.) And my own “More! (Tech Envy)” and the “Godzilla Polka”. I picked these because well, I already have accompaniments for them that I can mostly play, so they seem a good starting point. (And the last time I tried to play the Two Hundred Million Million Miles one in public I totally muffed it, so I sort of have something to prove to myself there.) I’d like to add a few more things to the list. If there is a song of mine any of you would like to hear again, be sure to mention it to me, so that I’ll know to add it to my practice sessions.
I’m concentrating hard on getting more mileage out of my Tina. I’ve been playing it quite regularly these past two years… but doing duets with my daughter (on the violin) not doing song accompaniments. My fingers are nicely in practice (more than my voice actually) and I figured it was high time I started working more on doing duets with myself.