Work continues on the instrument case. I cleaned watch parts yesterday and handcrafted 5 steampunkins from modelling clay. Who knows when it will be cool enough to actually bake them. We did a shop and I found out that the MacStation wants 200 DOLLARS to replace the battery in the MacBook. I just about seized having checked prices on line for a third of that. Jeff was quietly unsparing in his mockery, but dang.
Housefilk at Tom and Peggy’s yesterday – to my amazement nobody had heard Lady Miss B’s “It’s Just so Nice When Someone Knows Your Name,” which in my opinion is a filk follower for “Slimfast and Methadone” which is my meditation on the vagaries of fame – although I would have to say that “Nice” is funnier by a wide margin. So I sang it and Tom snagged a copy of the lead sheet. Denise and Nikki as always WANTED TO SING ROUNDS. So gosh darn it, we did. They also had a tune about a cow and a dragon, and an Eric Bogle song about the ruination of the English language which convulsed all present with laughter and admiration (Silly Slang Song, PDF from Ericbogle.net), and a perfectly vile little number entitled “If I had a Penis” which was also hilarious. And we all brought something to the table, Keith even sang Willie Boy and K., Shad’s daughter, sang one tune and played Zelda music on the ocarina, which is only going to make sense to a gamer. Paul had to skate off early to work but it was good to see him as it was the first time since the funeral. Keith and K. had both gone to FanExpo so they traded pics on their respective camera phones (it’s always good when the kids get along). Shad as always cued up lots of Echo’s Children tunes (K singing along, as it was ‘the soundtrack of her childhood’) and Tom tried to stay awake and noodled (Tom is working six days at his new / old/ recycled business). We did a little bluegrass too. And of course, EVERYTHING goes better with bass. Tom and Peggy whomped up awesome food and I am a better person for it.
With friends like these, one lives in pleasant anticipation of what further delights beckon!!!