Getting ready for our trip to Wisconsin to play with the Central Wisconsin Symphony Orchestra. rehearsing the orchestra arrangements this evening.
I am just astonished by all the hospitality they have already extended to us. It seems that a good deal of that hospitality involves fried cheese curd and Point Beer.
And that is ok with me.
I have been working on film score for Les Francis for a film about Washington insider Harry McPherson. It will be a 1hour show for PBS.
Unfortunately I heard this morning that Harry suffered a tragic fall and is in the hospital. I hope he gets out in time to see the film. The Film is an amazing look inside the LBJ administration.
The Germano’s show on Tuesday was really fun. I just looked at the videos we took and I am struck by how naturally Marilyn swings.
It is just an amazing, and particularly American trait that she comes by naturally. Can I just say that Germano’s would benefit from just a “little” stage….
Just a 4 inch stage would make a world of difference. Also, it is worth noting that Valentine’s day…. or St. Valentines Day ( as I usually call it) is a supremely weird night to play.
At least half the audience was there as sort of a pre-game warm-up for the “actual” Valentine’s Day event. ( sex) . There were quite a few couples who left before the show was over… but had quirky somehow complicit smiles on their faces as they left. I felt like we had done our jobs in making their lives just a little more complete for at least that one night.