Yeah yeah yeah. This time 2 1/2 months go by…
Happy New Year everyone!
I live in Washington DC and we are now under 3 feet of snow with more on the way. I thought that when everyone was talking about “climate change” they were talking about things getting WARMER! I would be pretty much be ok with that. But colder? I suffer in the cold. There is a very good reason I live in the South. ( albeit the northernmost part) This has been hard on us here. The county is out of money to plow the snow and I am out of hot chocolate.
Work has been interesting. There is a concert coming up that is taking an enormous amount of my attention. On Mar. 21st Chaise Lounge will be playing a concert with the Capital City Symphony. The first part of the concert is the world premier of an orchestral suite of mine called “The Tarot.” The second half will be Chaise Lounge doing 12 songs with the full orchestra behind us. This is a HUGE production. Maybe if we get to do this a number of times it will get easier. But just writing the arrangements was a big task. And now trying to figure out how we will all fit on the stage is an issue. It is at the Atlas Performing Arts Center BTW. (13th and H NE Washington DC). For all the Chaise Lounge fans out there – this is a very cool concert to come to.
In other concert news: the Bedford concert with the Washington Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra and Ulysses James was a big success. The actors were great. and the orchestra played really well. At the first show ( the world premier) the pianist did not show up for unknown reasons and I was conscripted into the orchestra for that performance. You would think that would have been easy for me. After all I wrote it…. You would be wrong, Sir! I was terrified. I am much more comfortable on the podium than in the orchestra.
Christmas came and went with the minimum of emotional ruination.
Chaise Lounge just played at the Kennedy Center! What a nice show! You can see it by going to the Chaise Lounge site and clicking on something there… it is easy.
In other Chaise Lounge news: we have a date at Iridium in NYC — July 6th. I hope you all come.