Music and Madness with ET
Had a great band practice last night with Paul, and our still as yet un-named band. Paul has had the bouzouki for two weeks now and is nearly a master at it, it sounds SO good with the violin. It's like a mandolin but with out the annoying plinky bits of the mando. It's rich and , mellow and we are having great fun figuring out what we will do with it. ( we know, at least Malena and I do, that he will be playing it on the next LaM cd )
We will have it on at least a few songs this weekend. Oh, yes, by the way, for those of you in the Twin Cities or nearby, Paul and I will be playing this Friday and Saturday at Charlie's in Stillwater again, from 7:30 to 11:30. And yes, we will be doing the Unicorn Song AND Bob Seger, as requested two weeks ago. ( if the people who requested them show up and do so again , hee-hee ) If Malena was with us, we would do Danny Boy happily, if she would sing it. She has the voice for it, and turns it into a thing of joy and beauty , instead of one of the most requested and Oh-god-not-again songs an Irish Pub Band has to play.
( My Bedlam Band charges BIG bucks to do it )
I had forgotten , this past year, how much I loved working out, and how much joy comes from doing so. Only two days into it, and already I notice a difference. Not in weight or appearance, but in the way I feel. I have more energy, I am happier, my body feels better, I feel TALLER if you can believe it. Like there is more light and space around me, even here in the dark of winter.
I had my first session with my new EVIL Trainer yesterday, ( ET we can call her ) we did "legs" and "abs" . I also had my first experience trying to walk downstairs this morning with legs that could hardly move , they were SO sore . Today I did a yoga session and discovered how stiff and un-limber I had become, not to mention weak as a kitten . After both I did cardio on Strange Ellip machines where I felt like I was running on air. For the first 3 minutes. The next 17 were like running thru a swamp of doom. We did measurements, body fat and weight. The were enlightening and eye-opening. Not in a good way.
And I don't care.
I don't care what they ARE. I can't wait to see what they are going to BE. I can't do anything about now, but I can change six weeks from now. In my body, my mind, my music. I won't be sitting there wishing once again, I had DONE something.
I feel great.
I feel like I can do anything.
And might at any moment.
Love and Happiness,