Monday, October 5, 2009

Love Out Loud-numero deux

The Love Out Loud show was such a fun experience! Friday night tons of people came and got totally rock-us and silly with us. I was so concerned I would freeze up on my keyboard solos, like the one scarring time in high school when asked to accompany our football king and queen's coronation ceremony (Barry Manilow's 'Mandy' has NEVER been so unrecognizable since- I pa-romise you!). I just couldn't entirely relax and enjoy myself until I knew my hands wouldn't betray me.

On Saturday night (since there was obviously no turning back) I decided I was just going to have fun no matter what happened. What happened was the arrival of an entirely different audience! One where in between the contained claps and the next song, you could hear yourself swallow. Gulp. But, not blaming this country/folksie crowd for not easily adapting to techno, we motored on through and had more fun than ever. If I can get a snippet of something presentable(no not the facebook vids) I'll find it for you and post it.

Meanwhile, please enjoy the muppet-esqe video made especially for the opening song played each night. Jamey made a video for all 11 songs we performed, but this one we all got in on. I,unbeknownst to me at the time, literally was in almost every shot-which was not my desire considering I hadn't a stitch of makeup on. J had to photoshop bricks over my head for most of the song.
(That would have been a strange q and a had someone asked what he spent his Sunday night doing. "Oh, just bricking out my wifes giant head all evening. You?")

Jamey is a wealth of creativity and talent, and I enjoyed practicing along to all the subtleties of his music. How his brain comes up with it all and how he executes each instrument in his songs, I have no idea! I had fun being a part of it this time though.
Here are some more snaps from the event:

Trish and her fabulous purses

Fool For Now from Saturday night(So beautiful!)

Rick's handmade journals and Dean peering over

Freedom and Nancy(the hosts)with an artist whose name escapes me-oops.

Herva donning masks just because we go all the way for our fans. ;)

If you wish to hear the hubby's latest songs and some of the ones we sang for L.O.L., you can find him here.


Missy said...

Great music and great video! I am in awe...

Maria said...

Very groovy. I always wanted to play an instrument and always sucked at it. I am the only one in my family who can't play anything. Bing plays drums, guitar, piano, you name it. Liv plays piano, violin, harmonica and now has talked us into trumpet lessons. Her father plays guitar.

I end up being the clapper. I am good at that.

Maria said...

Oh..and I am sorry that your friend doesn't think I am real. Sort of sighing here because I have heard this one before. I must come across as incredibly fake and plastic to have people think I am not

I suppose I could tell about the bloggers that I have met who can um...vouch for my authenticity, but that seems pretty pathetic.

I yam what I am. A 51 year old woman with a good marriage, a great child and a turkey neck.

Jamey Clayberg said...

That was an unforgettable show! To get to rock the party with you was so so fun, it went from "that guy with the guitar" to a band! Awesome, you're the best xoxox

Shan said...

Ah shucks Missy. The hubby will be thrilled to have a new fan. He is our resident music maven. :)

Maria, I seem to recall that you sing which is my usual instrument of choice. Clapping is definitely in the percussion section and a much appreciated thing(now that I've been on the other side of it-ha).

As far as you being real. You were fully believable until you brought that turkey neck bit up. I mean really! Isn't that conveniently close to Thanksgiving? :D My friend who doubted is just such a prolific reader and writer that she threw that one at me conspiracy theory style and I trust her judgement so much I was floored for a second. Like I said though she has only popped in here and there and you can make a trip to the store edge of your seat interesting.

And dearest doubting friend, I didn't tell Maria who you are. Tick-a-lock and mum's the word.

Shan said...

Oh look, hubby was on here a floor above me leaving a comment! Pinch Poke you owe me a coke! I had fun rockin' it with you too! I can't believe you trusted me to the keyboard knowing about my jaded past. Hearts to you the true talent!

Scout said...

It looks and sounds like a great event, Shan. And the video really is creative, you're right. And you're a star in it, too.

dive said...

Simply awesome, Shan!
Love it!

Yay, Jamey and you!