Barbara's Random Thoughts

Monday, December 06, 2004

Weekend Music

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Friday night, I got to see the musical/concert/play Striking 12 at the Lucie Sterne Theatre in Palo Alto. It was a "rewired" version of Hans Christian Andersen's "The Little Match Girl." The Andersen fairy tale was woven in with a modern-day story and it worked really well.

The band, GrooveLily, was amazing. The three of them all played, sang, and acted all the various parts in the musical. The personalities of each member of the band came out in their performances, as it was scripted so that they would occasionally break character to comment and argue with each other over who had the good parts. It was hilarious and moving, and ultimately a very personal performance.

I was also intrigued by the six-string electric violin, and the way Valerie Vigoda sang and played at the same time. But perhaps that's just the violinist in me. I definitely recommend the show if you're in the area. Check out the band's website, too.

I got home after the play to discover that my latest purchases from the fabulous Waterdeep had arrived in the mail. Nick lent me Sink or Swim ages ago, and I saved it on my computer at the church when I had to give it back to him. But then I moved. I'd been meaning to buy it for a while, and I'm so happy to have it again. And the Lori Chaffer solo CD, 1Beginning is amazing. All weekend, I was jumping back & forth between CDs because they're both really good and I wanted to listen to everything at once.

I'll close with some lyrics that are pretty timely for me right now.

Lonely Sometimes
by Don Chaffer

I woke up from a strange rain
And it was dreaming outside
I rolled over for the telephone

I thought I'd call someone
Tell them I dreamed I had died
But I know that I was all alone

I just get lonely sometimes
I want someone to take away my grief
I just get lonely sometimes
I want to wake up in the morning with someone
Lying next to me who I can turn to for relief
I just get lonely sometimes
But I know I just need You

I probably slept in a bed of bitterness
That's why I woke up this way
That's probably why I'm in this lonesome hole

I probably got to needing everything
And needing it today
That's probably why I play this lonely role

But I know I know I know I just need You
| posted by Barbara | 11:08 PM