compassion meeting aftermath

if my mac doesn’t hang (as it’s been in the habit of doing recently), i’ll manage to post this…
3rd humanists’ meeting today.. we think the performance went much better than the previous time we were here.. a few more ppl said they enjoyed it n we sound gd together, which is awesome.. :) think it was abit long tho. think 4 songs wldve been gd..

enjoyed the company. honestly i dunno if i got anything out of the ‘panel’.. we didn’t seem to be getting anywhere… but the video was fine.. but yeah. i really liked meeting ppl that are vastly different from ppl i usually hang around.. our new friend dan came up with like 50 diff concerns/qns/criticisms about Christianity n we were tryin to like.. absorb it all in.. :] nurul was an indian muslim whose grad thesis was ‘ghost stories’.. how cool is that?? .. then we had george who shared some of his percussion stuff wth us incl. this wacky thing called a ‘thunder cube’ (i believe)..

yeah it was a fun night. i wish ppl wld look more happy n affirming when we play tho. haha. they mostly looked so bored and unenthu.

next up: ooom 5



*scape prep

or is it “scape*”?

anywayy. rach has been invited to perform at the scape building (youth park, opp orchard cineleisure) this coming sat. i am ever so honored to be her partner-in-crime and incredibly psyched to play at orchard.. it’s like my fav part of singapore. hands down.

we pracd at starbucks united sq just now.. it takes like 3-4 hrs to figure out one song leh.. such terribly hard work.. i’ve never had to prac guitar so hard in my life.. honestly.. never before have i been pressed to acquire such fingerwork skill and control of this instrument.. the fretboard still confuses me (capo makes it even more confusing) n intervals on the violin are tons easier..
i’ve stagnated for years (why do u need to improve if all u are really ‘required’ to play every sunday is 6 chords in 5 keys [with tons of overlap.. being a math grad i shld prolly know how to work that out systematically but i shan’t try]?).
public gigs are a good thing. a real good thing.

i have yet to learn (it’s prolly somewhere on youtube) how to play jazz organ style on keys (which i totally faked during the espl gig episode).. and i guess bluegrass violin.

see you at *scape, or scape*, or *scape*…
<3 red