Recorded a demo with Ali last night. We’d been talking about putting something together since this time last year, rehearsing a few times, but the project was put on hold when wedding planning swallowed my entire 2011 whole. He showed me a song that he had felt unsure about after playing it for his wife, Heather. The song reminds me a lot of Metric, which is great because I’ve been really into them lately and wishing I could be in a band like that. I felt really good about it so we recorded.
The only time I felt embarrassed about my voice was when we recorded everything up an octave. I did it fine in the end, I just haven’t sung up there by myself in front of people in close to a decade. I don’t feel scared or embarrassed too often, but I was in the company of friends so the feeling went away very quickly. Those three glasses of wine probably didn’t hurt either.
This officially means that I am embarking on both podcast and rock band adventures in the same month. Does that make me crazy? It certainly makes me busy. The book I’m reading is mad at me for not giving it the attention it deserves. I’ve been really busy at work, too. It’s weird, I feel great when my schedule is full, I like rushing around, but I’ve kind of given up on my health…I just go for whatever I think will keep me running longer, without regard to balanced nutrition. That should change, but…when will I have time to change it?