Monday, May 17, 2010

GBGC #10: Landslide. Here we go!!!

My method is a little backassward: first recording the song and maybe filming some other shots, then splicing them together, maybe laying down some extra tracks and then, only THEN adding the little quips and quirks to come up with some sort of “message” for you.

Well, tonight I figured out what’s wrong with that method. By the time it’s done, sometimes I have no message to convey. But in the spirit of a true autodidact, this time around I taught myself something. 

Just when I thought I was headed for a landslide, where everything I built upon would come crashing down, a friend called me to do a concert. (Okay, I know after that build-up you were probably expecting more, but we take what we can get)

It’s a bona fide operatic concert for a group of lawyers. They’re all rich, but with any luck one of them will be young and good-looking (and maybe even available?). I was discussing the details with my friend -- the same person who has offered me roles in the operas of Mozart, Rossini and Verdi -- and in parting he said, “Oh, and bring your ukulele with you.”

The first thing that crossed my mind was, “It’s not a UKULELE!!”

Then it occurred to me that he was actually asking me to sing a song with the bad guitar in a room full of lawyers who will have just heard me singing opera arias. 

After throwing my little hissy fit, I agreed to bring it. If at the end of the planned program we have the feeling that they might want a comical, light-hearted encore, say “Don’t Stop Believin’” in an upbeat fashion, I will sing one song. ONE. If they want more, they’re going to have to lay another hundred down on the table. Per song.

So, here’s a soothing rendition of Landslide, which will hopefully make the downfall of my operatic career a bit more pleasant.


  1. "Suck it, Joan Baez".

    Couldn't have said it better myself :-)

    x x x

  2. Hey, a hundred bucks per BG-song sounds reasonable for a group of lawyers. If they each throw a fiver down to hear you again and again, that could get to be a loooong and financially rewarding night. (Now, if only they were good-looking too, eh?) ;-))

  3. I agree. $100 per song is cheap. The best I ever got from a lawyer was $20 for a lap dance.

  4. What about a bass player instead of a lawyer?
    If I were aware of your activities on this famous blogg last Friday,
    I would have robbed my piggy bank to hear one of these famous songs.