Sunday, September 20, 2009
Yeah, I know, I've been a slug and haven't been posting. Mea culpa!
On Thursday night, Gary and Katharine and I went to hear Charlene and a friend of hers play at a local pub. She's an amazing fiddler, and her friend's pretty amazing on guitar, too. Unfortunately, the sound system was absolutely dismal, so we couldn't hear anything, even though we were directly in front of the stage. And most people at the pub had come to drink beer and talk -- or scream, given the noise level -- so that didn't help our ability to appreciate the music. But we all enjoyed meeting Charlene's husband Josh, who's charming, and two of their friends also joined us, and we were all blown away by the bit of Charlene's playing we could actually hear. We left early, though, because the bar din was really getting to us. We're all too old for that!
Charlene and I'd originally planned to meet up at the music store today so I could rent an instrument (if we can find one she's happy with), but it turns out they're closed today, so we're going to try for sometime else this week, as soon as she figures out her work schedule.
As soon as anything happens, I'll let you know.