We got a visit from Emma Bull
and Will Shetterly
today, which was, as usual, delightful. Emma, you may remember, is my bandmate from the Flash Girls,
who, if I do say so myself, spent a fair amount of time lighting the world on fire some years ago. We did three cd's together too, two of which are still available. The first, may it rest in peace, we were so new then, hee-hee...But I remember it fondly. It shows up on ebay every so often and goes for around $300, believe it or not.
We even won a Minnesota Music Award, way back in 1993, our first year out. "Best World Folk Act" Not exactly sure what that is, but I was glad to have gotten it. Our fourth gig, (the first three were Coffee Houses) was opening for a sold out Warren Zevon show. I think that was the point the phrase " A little trial by fire never hurt anyone " was coined.
I took them over to the Spooky House Bengal Zoo, of course, to meet the Beasties, saying before we went that I had no idea what they might have done in my absence. Half kidding. Sort of.
All went well until we went upstairs, and found that they had not only dumped the box of cat litter OVER, but had then managed to EMPTY it ALL over the bathroom floor. WHY??? I clean the darn boxes every day. And they have three for the two of them. I can sort of figure out some of the things they do, like getting into the cupboards and pulling out all the food, or jumping on top of the cupboards and knocking over my candles, scattering glass everywhere, I mean , that stuff is FUN, but this?????
As we looked at the mess, Venus came in and uh, USED the litter box. (The litter IN the box, thankfully) she then went into the bedroom and in full view of everyone, did that thing cats do where they plop their butts down and scoot across the floor with their front paws, effectively, uh, wiping her butt.
They never do these things when we are alone. They save them up until I have company. We laughed so hard I cried.
I could have talked with her for hours, we had so much to say, so many stories to tell, so much to catch up on. Yes, we did talk about doing a show together, and yes, we did think it would be a good idea if Malena was there too. (Emma got in many a good joke about how I seem to find beautiful, tall, dark haired women to play with, and make me feel short)
(I say I would never have thought a girl could get so lucky twice in one lifetime, I love them both so, and to be on stage with both of them, would be the most magic ever...)
It wasn't long enough, not by half, but the visit sure did make me happy.
Lots of adventures today. If you haven't been by Boss's blog, go and have a look. I learned on the Internet that no matter how cute baby raccoons are, you do NOT want to take them in and be their Mommy. Cabal did great at dog school and I got home early enough to take Venus and Mim out walking. (THAT is true Adventure Land...)
Love and Friends,