Friday, November 11, 2011

The Big Show

Our kitchen is quiet these days.

After months of gathering around the table three or four times a week, hashing out ideas, collaborating on harmonies, adding and taking out elements to get the songs just the way we wanted them, our evenings are quiet now.
The candle was always lit, and there was always wine or tea to help pass the time.

Our kids wandered in and out, showing us their growing awareness of rhythm, singing along with the bits they knew.

It wasn't work. It was wondrous good fun, the sounds of music blending with our children's voices. When bedtime came around, we'd pause for stories and teeth brushing. Then the kids would fall asleep to the muted tones of songs their father wrote.
Then, it was finally time to do the show! Here we are, just before going onstage, with the man himself: Ron Sexsmith!

You can see one of our numbers that night by going here! It was a wonderful opportunity, and a fun experience for all. I think I'll keep my day job, at least for the time being, though.

12 comments:

  1. And what a show it was!!! Congratulations on this great gig with one of the greatest Canadian singer/songwriters.

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  2. Great to see the clip. I linked it to my MIL who will thoroughly enjoy revisiting the great concert.

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  3. Congrats on the gig! What a joy to be able to catch at least a tidbit of the show via the video. Fabulous! And I'm sure your kitchen won't stay quiet for long.

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  4. I LOVE it! Thank you so much for the link to the video. I'm always struck by how similar Canadians & Wisconsin folks sound.... you sing your words instead of speak them. Beautiful singing!

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  5. great job, looks like everyone had a good time :)

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  6. Fantastic! Thanks for the video...I watched a few others from the Caves, too. Such a fun way to celebrate music.

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  7. Congrats!!! And you look fab, by the way ;)

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  8. I agree- what a beautiful photo!
    Tuck this away in your memory chest. Experiences like this are ones to tell the grand kids about.

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  9. Really neat! Thanks so much for sharing the video link...you are glowing in it!
    xoxo

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  10. How exciting! I loved the song, and it looked like a great night. Do you play together often?

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  11. wowweee! I'm impressed! Congratulations.

    I adore the photo in your header of the eggs. Brilliant.

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