Tuesday, January 13, 2009

First Post of the New Year

Oh my, where has the time gone? SO much has been happening...and my blogging time has suffered. First, New Year's was fun. No one got hurt, and we only had 13 overnight guests, mostly teenagers. We survived! Here is a quick peek of attendees - though not all are pictured. First the "adults:" Then, the teenagers: OH...AND...big news... we have chosen a name for the BAND! Okay, you guys had great suggestions. Really great ones. In fact, I honestly liked many of your suggestions better than the actual band name. BUT...there was a breakdown, and it's all my fault. About a week into the "Band Name Discussion" (let's refer to it as BND for short), I was getting excited. Lots of good names were floating around. We even had a written list, and I had reduced the BND to a few pieces of paper, including the printed list of blog comments. Many of your suggestions were applauded during the BND.


Another week later, Roger discovers a book of mine - 1,000 Meditations or something similar, and it is chock full of ideas. The book becomes a focal point of the BND. Names are thrown out...here and there...it becomes fuzzy and impossible to focus on what we should be. BND had evolved into a laborious exercise. What did your Tiggerlane do? Decided to shut down her brain and no longer particpate in BND. Not really, anyway.


It had become exhausting. And the PRESSURE. BND was no longer fun. BND moved into the realm of text messaging. BND was raunchy at times. (Well, THAT part was fun.)
One night, we faced a deadline. We are actually going to perform on stage February 14th (of this year). BND carried on for so long that my only response became, "Just pick a name." We did. BND produced "Carousel of Time." Keep in mind, BND ended at 3AM.
By morning, the name was no longer favored. BND resumed. I refused to participate. I was exhausted.
Finally, BND was over. Again. We have a name.
7th Wave.
Sting sang about it. Do you know about it?
I'm just glad it's over. Oh, and the pictures above? Those are from our first "outside the studio" rehearsal at the auditorium where we will play our gig. Wish us luck.

18 comments:

richies said...

Is the band playing in Big Bears Opry Rock and Roll Show ?

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Desert Songbird said...

Great. Now Sting's 7th Wave will be playing in my head all day!

That's one large group of teens there. Yikes! I think I would have run in panic.

Tiggerlane said...

richies - yes, barring some horrible calamity, we'll be at that show!

Desert Songbird - LOL! I actually listened to that song again today - I loved that tape! The teens spread out most of the time...so it was okay. I loved your name suggestions!

Susan in va said...

LOVE IT! Great choice!

Now...post some VIDEO! :D

WT said...

Hey, great news on the band. and 13 overnight guest??? Holy crap.

PS. How come you're the only person Susan reads?

Pamela said...

congratulations for choosing a name --
isn't there something about that being the largest when the tide is coming in?

Hope it's the same for you guys.

Anonymous said...

maybe you could record some of the songs from the live event, upload them somwhere, and link them in a blog post for us to listen to?

Tiggerlane said...

Susan in va - thanks! And I am an idiot as far as video...still trying to compress one of my daughter cheering, and can't figure it out.

WT - 10 were teenagers...three were adults. Plus the three of us...good thing we built a big house! And Susan loves me more than you, basically.

Pamela - yeah, there is some surfer legend about the 7th wave in a set being the best - but I think it's horse hockey. Wait! THERE'S a band name!

Anonymous - the performances are always taped by the local college tv station...but my skills are SO limited in that area...sigh.

Kila said...

Now that's a full house! Fun. Did they eat a lot? ;) And you had enough spare toothbrushes for them all, right? ;)

I like the band name! Good luck and have fun!

Real Live Lesbian said...

Wow, that's a party! I love the name! Rock on!!!

sirdar said...

Looks like you had a blast at New Years!!

Glad the name is picked and you can now move on with life. Hope the gig goes well.

karisma said...

Geeez! I would have just went ahead and called you BND! Just passing by thought I'd drop in! Hope you are all well and Happy New Year! Hugs xxxxx

Moi said...

Yesterday on the radio, they were playing "Band or Bogus"-the callers had to guess whether the name was that of a real band or fake. It was really funny-names like BackFur and Meatheads....all bogus but people thought they were real!

Bond said...

Very cool...

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dailypiglet said...

very cool pics! i cannot believe how many teenagers you had! surely your grocery bill was 200,000 dollars right?

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