I am SO EXCITED. So periodically, I check all my favorite musicians' websites. Most of them never play in this part of the country, but I've been looking to get away somewhere by myself for a weekend, so I started checking around.
And holy shit! Dar Williams has a new album coming out, but far more shocking is the fact that she will be gracing not just Austin but Dallas as well! House of Blues, late October. I have not seen this bouncy lady since 2001 in Austin, and I am totally hyped to see her again. She hardly ever leaves New England. Yes, I already bought myself a ticket, you betcha. She is so fucking fun and I love her music. She's on the folksy side, very independent, liberal, clever and funny. I cannot fucking wait. Got my bells on and everything. She's not D's cup of tea, I'm fairly sure, but I'm not worried; I am happy to fly solo or pair up with someone who would appreciate the music.
Had a make-up voice lesson today. We've branched out into more Broadway, though they tend to be from musicals I'm less familiar with, like Show Boat and South Pacific. He has me singing People from Funny Girl, and though I quite prefer I'd Rather Be Blue, I'm not sure I can pull it off, to be honest. He also mentioned the October 5th concert again and seems to think I would do well. HMMMMMMMMMM, I say. We'll see. I would feel more inclined if I could play piano with my song rather than just sit up there like I'm on-stage in Thailand doing karaoke again. I mean, if that were the case, beer all around, right?
And speaking of Broadway, I'm hoping to sneak off to NYC mid-September for a weekend by myself to see Drew and meet the delicious new beau (I'm the last friend to meet him, how lame of me!) and relax. I wanted to treat them both to Equus, but then I looked up the tickets for Equus. Fuck ME. I'm still going to see it in October and all, I just won't be buying three tickets!! Plus D should see it, too. $150 a pop. Damn. So now I'm thinking dinner...but I have to see if I can get out of work and if I can even afford the trip!