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Tuesday, April 03, 2007


My friends, it's time to write about something that matters.
Today we all loaded into the car and did a show at an old folks' home. I cannot tell you how fulfilling this show was for me, because it was one of the first shows that I actually felt a little responsible for. Sure I felt responsible for other shows too, but it was mostly myself I would disappoint if things went wrong...not other people.
To the left are three of the other people. Who did so well. And me, in red. Someone today said spandex would be more flattering than the big puffy pajama suit that I'm wearing. That's fine, I can take that stuff.
In the picture to the right (you'll notice I'm hunching over a guitar) we're dancing to that old old song "Everybody can be happy". Was that ever recorded anywhere? I can't hear an actual recording in my head, all I hear are the voices of Steve, Yosh and I singing that song for years and years branded into my brain.

And here you have Japan's ONE AND ONLY group of full-grown, dancing clowns.

And lastly, a picture of Michael and I making THE face that says "I think we're the only ones who realize our guitars are out of tune."

Best parts about this show: The kids did REAL well. They're not used to doing shows and don't really have so much of an understanding of what is actually fun to watch and what is actually embarrassing. It took a bit of pow-wow and "trust me, you'll see"s in order to coax them into dancing funny dances. But they did good! They were real good samples.
Yuji really wanted to sing. Usually I sing "Change the World", but he kept asking little hinting questions, and so I asked him to sing it. He was real surprised, but quite happy. He got a little nervous before he sang, but he sang it all the way through REAL well. A good little singer boy, he is. Anyway it freed me to concentrate all my attention on my guitar that was TOTALLY out of tune with Michael's guitar.
I was able to practice my emceeing skills (uh...able to conjure up some emceeing skills, TTL).
A little picture to leave you with a fuzzy feeling.


Blogger Pon said...

good post Flo!!! something makes me say, "You don't look all that bad dressed as a clown!!"

4/03/2007 10:38 PM  
Blogger Nina said...

Aw, they look so pleased to meet u! You guys r such cute clowns -- who's the other one in blue?

4/04/2007 11:42 PM  
Blogger Florence said...

Dan. Supposed to be Ken but he's gone now.

4/05/2007 9:14 AM  
Anonymous nina said...

I thought it might be him. Kawaii!

Saw your msg; praying 4 u guys!

4/06/2007 11:59 PM  
Blogger Pon said...

what does kawaii mean? I've seen it several times. Does it mean cool?

4/07/2007 6:00 PM  
Blogger Pon said...

actually I found out what it means

4/09/2007 4:26 PM  
Blogger Santi said...

well, actually the original song was first in spanish :), and i know the story to it ;) it was either in Peru or Argentina, but this family guys were witnessing on a bus in the morning full of people with tired and sad faces going to work, and thus the song was born :) the song came right there and they started singing it in the bus and it made the people happier :) i believe i have it recorded somewhere around my hard drive,in SPANISH ;)

4/19/2007 8:06 PM  

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