A time of endings and beginnings.
Monday is the deadline for entering the Eye On Life Poetry Contest, offering $150 in prizes. As it stands right now there are five poets entered, so odds are great for all of them. If you were to enter right now you would have approximately a 1 in 6 chance of winning the $100 first prize. Of course there are usually a few last minute entries, so in the end the odds may not be quite as spectacular as they are now, but I’m sure they will remain quite good given the low turnout this year. This will be the last Eye On Life Poetry Contest, ever.
In music, Monday is the end of one phase and the beginning of another. Today I will rehearse with what is ostensibly (or perhaps potentially) my band that will play music that I have written. Today it will be decided which tunes we will record. On Monday night we will meet at the studio and make recordings, ending the first phase of this project. In the second phase of this project, the studio will provide me with sound files that I will use to market ‘my band’ to some local clubs. The last phase of the project will conclude when we perform my music live in front of an audience. I’ll let you know how it goes with all that.
In the mean time the resurrection of the Klezmer band, “Too Close For Klez”, is well underway. Last night I played with members of TCFK at a local middle school fundraiser for their music department. It was a lot of fun. We have a gig coming up later in May.
In other news I wrote this recipe for our favorite vegetable stew, complete with a video of me for comic relief.