Cool News

Remember that show I was in last summer, the Women of Rock? Well, I hate to toot my own horn, but it was voted #1 Community show AND #1 overall show by local KCStage magazine for 2010.

It was so much fun to be in that show. Yes, we had to work our butts with only a few weeks to rehearse and learn dance routines in the hottest room known to man. Our directer, a brilliant, brilliant man, was ready to chew our heads off and eat them for stew. But . . . it was amazing and I'd do it again.

Getting to play Joni Mitchell, I mean, that will always remain in my mind as one of the most beautiful moments in my life. Every night I danced around backstage to Janis Joplin singing "Bobby McGee", flower in my guitar head, a few braids strewn in my hair, bare feet. I'd saunter out on stage when she was done, and become Joni. I loved to hear people laugh when I made the last note, high to low, "parking lot." So cool.

Okay, I'm gonna cry.

Another thing I remember is not being able to write anything because I had to devote myself to learning the lyrics (tons of lyrics) and dance steps (not a good dancer). So I had a couple of stories built up in me the whole time, and when it was over I wrote Ned's Bed and a few others. It showed me how much I love to write, and how if I don't, it will force itself out regardless. I also devoured a couple of books after that. Good times.

So, just wanted to share that. What's up with the weekend my friends? I'm excited because I heard James McMurtry is gonna come to town in March, as well as Merle Haggard. Can't wait!

Comments

  1. That's so awesome about the show. Congrats Amy! :)

    And, I know what you mean about stories forcing their way out regardless of what's going on in your life. Even when I'm super busy and don't have a lot of time to write, I'm still always coming up with story ideas to come to when I do have the time.

    Have a lovely weekend!

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  2. It's all coming together. Bit by bit.

    Hope your snow has cleared. Good weekend to you, Amy. Congrats, Cro

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  3. Congratulations Amy! How cool!!! I'm sure it was well deserved, you are in fact amazing on the blog so I know in real person you have to be just as cool (if not cooler)!!!

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  4. Congrats! That is such great news! I've been stuck at home basically all week because of our crazy Texas weather, but it's been nice. I hope you have a great weekend!

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  5. That's fantastic - congrats! It sounds like you had such a great experience doing that show!

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  6. Thank you everybody!! Wow, you guys rock and I'm so glad to be friends with you!!

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  7. Well done Amy! Just one thing - when you finished 'Parking Lot', I REALLY hope you didn't copy that mad laugh she does at the very end.

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  8. The director wanted me to do the laugh because it was on the recording, and he was after a close representation of each hit song. But, yeah, I felt rather silly each time I had to pretend to be giddy with myself like that. My awesome guitar playing made up for it though, lol.

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  9. Amy - brilliant news. Congratulations from me too. I missed your blog on 'Women of Rock' Would love it if you could put up a link so I can read up on it. Love your voice.

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  10. Thank you Molly! I don't think I had any big posts regarding the show back then, but here are a few links you might like. Rehearsals got so intense I stopped blogging for a week or so. Shew! The memories!

    http://thatamysaia.blogspot.com/2010/07/threadbare-soles.html

    http://thatamysaia.blogspot.com/2010/07/rehearsals-are-getting-hectic-with-tons.html

    http://thatamysaia.blogspot.com/2010/07/talkin-bout-last-night.html

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  11. Amy I've just found your links - I am impressed - you so deserve that award!! I would have loved to have been in the audience! Blondie as well - I love her music!

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  12. *Blushing, here* thank you Molly! Really though, the show was great because it so many talented women were together at the same time. I mean, that's really it. I was in awe of all these fabulous gals who could belt it like Tina Turner and Janis Joplin and Carly Simon, etc. Truly amazing.

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  13. Wow you are truly multi-talented!

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  14. Very cool and you should toot your own horn. Best wishes for more good news for 20111

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  15. Congrats Amy!! Hasn't 2011 been a great year so far! :)

    xoxo, The BooKrushers.

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