Monday, April 23, 2012

Musical Siblings

Weekend before last, Saturday night was a scary tornado night, but the next day the sun was shining. I got out of bed earlier than I cared to, so I could listen to my sister Laura appearing live on KKFI's Coffeehouse Radio show, as part of the station's band auction fundraiser. Laura donated a gig to the highest bidder, and pulled in $150 for the station. She performed live on the air, and they played two cuts from her new yet-to-be-released CD. Pretty dang cool! Go sister!

That Sunday afternoon, I drove to Lawrence, to the Jackpot Music Hall on Mass street, where my brother Marc was playing with his band Hit or Miss. They have added a drummer and keyboard since the last time I saw them a long time ago, and they sounded great. The venue had a sound guy, which I'm told, helped balance their sound. Marc sang his "Star Trek" song --"I've got you in my tractor beam," or something like that..."My heart is going at warp speed," or something to that effect. Sorry Marc, I know I'm butchering your tune. They played their "signature" song which is catchy beyond reason and is probably my favorite: "Whiskey."  Which goes "Whiskey, whiskey, whiskey, whiskey, whiskey, whiskey, whiskey, give me whiskey, give me whiskey, whiskey, whiskey, whiskey, whiskey, whiskey, whiskey, whiskey, give me whiskey, give me whiskey...."

I sat next to Anne and she showed me a prototype for something Marc and Anne are going to make for their Winfield trip in September. I don't want to mention it here, in case anyone steals their idea, knowing how widely read and distributed my blog is...but I'll just say it's pretty typical of the way their two minds work.    

1 comment:

  1. aren't we blessed to have such musically gifted people in our family! curious as to who laura will be playing her donated gig for, and curious about what marc and anne are making for winfield....come on, simone,,you can tell us!