I am off to LA (Hollywood) for the ASCAP (composer) EXPO for the second year in a row. Lots of famous composers. Lots of people. Lots of things to learn.
It is funny to remember how worked up I got about this last year. This year I am older and wiser with lowered expectations for the big hook up and higher expetations for the big look up. Things have really been looking up lately as I have prepared to go to LA. Lots of important things to do: hair, new clothes, new shoes, new business cards...FUN! I exist again, my card proves it!
The big news - I am going completely ALONE!! I have not been ALONE in years. I bring my family everywhere. After I got over the guilt of leaving my dependent 2 year old with his father (who is taking off work) and mini-mommy sister and mini-daddy brother, I started really salivating for this trip. Alone...alone...alone. My first assignment to do a remix of the dreary 80's song "All By Myself" but do it in a major key. I think the accordian would be a cheery instrument for this!! Oompa pa oompa pa pa tuba in the bass....lots of piccolo..yes, this would be lovely.
Maybe I should feel bad for feeling so good...let's see, I got new stuff and I am going to stay with one of my best buddies and I'm going to be completely autonomous to go mingle with creative types and learn music from the rich and famous (including Randy Newman).
Sounds like RECESS to me!!
I'm going to go play!
(I know this was not clever or funny or particularly interesting but I don't care. I have been so darn dark this winter with the sling of sad news, I am just excited to have something fun and exciting to bore you with!! Stay tuned!!)