Rehearsals this afternoon of the 'Noise Music' piece went well...we are revisiting part of the last Weird Cabaret show - with it slightly modified to include muezzin-style chanting from group 1 (3 groups with their own lines of 'vocal noise' which layer over each other) and a segment of random noises, for which I am making some bizarre kind of 'drilling' sound...
The basic idea is that there are so many layers of vocal tones, all different but co-ordinated, that wash over the heads of the audience... It begins and ends with a tibetan monk sort of nasal drone, and moves into soft hawaiian harmonies of 'ooo waaa oooo' before going into very weird odd words/sounds/cross-group questions...
Weird indeed. Another 'you had to be there' really, as my explanation is a bit barking on read through...
Following which, surprise surprise, we went to the pub.
No-one wanted to sit indoors in The Dolphin as it was stupidly hot and sunny, so we got a table outside Bar Rakuda, down by the fishing boats and lots of other noisy tourists at tables... I had a pint of bitter, and we sat and talked for a couple of hours about theatre, what we'd been up to and stuff...
I've not seen some of the Weird Cabaret crew since Jan/Feb...and it was nice to catch up with everyone!!
Shakira thinks I've changed a lot since last November - even February when I saw her last - not just the weight loss (which is visibly noticeable) - but in character as well... Nothing like as stressed/all-over-the-place as I was over Panto season/Xmas/New Year. That's all gone now; I'm a lot more confident, independant and generally I certainly feel a lot more 'savvy' with myself presently.
I've grown up A LOT.
I also have lots of plans and prospects and things on the go - media/theatre/schtuf... Very happy indeed.
She said that this shows, and I'm even carrying myself differently... I said it was because I had 'cool sunglasses' on and my black furry collar/cuff velvet coat...makes me feel like a media-type lol!!
We all went our separate ways at about half five and I walked home, in the afternoon sun...but even at that point I was suffering and overheated...
By the time I got home at 6pm I was so hot that I had to go and lie in my room in the dark...drink lots of cold blackcurrant juice... Fell asleep, woke with a migraine/hangover/heatstroke at ten...and have slept intermittently since then.
What am I doing today?
Laundry, sleep for a bit...then meeting up in Wetherspoons with Matrix Si and the Black Catz crew to discuss stuff...then work as usual in the evening. Grah!!
Hot and sunny, alcohol-fuelled weekend...fun fun fun, but back to the grind as usual;)
Snarfled from elves_uk:
Take the quiz: "Which Random Irish Gaelic Phrase Are You? "
Ta me air meisce
Ta me air meisce - 'I am drunk.'You enjoy a drink - or five - now and then. You can usually be found in a pub - it doesn't matter which one, because they all look the same after a few drinks - or hugging the porcelain.
Snarfled from vile_temptress:
WORSHIP! You're inner Bombshell is the beautiful
Audrey Hepburn. Like her you've been blessed
with a "certain something" that no
one could describe accurately. You are more
reserved than other bombshells, and that shows
in your gentle, graceful nature. You like doing
things for other people and love volunteering
for your favorite charity. Yours is a rare gift
in this day and age. You don't need to show a
lot of skin to be sexy, all you need is your
eyes. To see Audrey at the top of her game
watch the movie "Breakfast at
Who is your inner bombshell?
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