Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Changed the Title

Yesterday I confirmed a meeting to discuss recording the Gamelan orchestra at a local University. Gamelan is a traditional Indonesian percussion orchestra featuring a huge variety of drums, gongs, xylophones, bells and other instruments, accompanied by dancers...every instrument is handmade specifically for a unique place, such as a temple or university. They are beautiful creations and I cannot wait to record them...here's a photo of the Gamelan in question:




It makes me drool in anticipation. The recording will be combined with an interview segment and aired on independent radio stations in the USA and Canada- I won't get paid, but I will get a great credit for my rapidly-growing portfolio.

It's an exciting time for me. The musical gear I am currently using was almost exclusively purchased during my previous Censored gig (the last time I could afford such luxuries) and a lot of it needs to be replaced, repaired or upgraded. If I don't get the Censored gig, I have the club gig as a back-up plan. I don't know why I let my musical drive wither away- I suspect alcohol may have been a factor- but the passion is still there. It's my element and I belong to it. I honestly don't know what the future holds, but I damn sure know that it will sound good.

10 comments:

yellowdog granny said...

wow, allan that would be really great for you...i will light candle and say a little prayer..have to go do that today as I have some sick friends and some that just need a prayer sent for them...so will do that today.would be cool if you got the census job and a great musical gig too..

billy pilgrim said...

good luck on the census deal.

i'm guessing that there are lots of people who don't want to be counted. the big shots will be imputing their brains out.

whimsical brainpan said...

Best of luck on the census interview!

I can't wait to hear/hear about that musical gig.

citizen of the world said...

I bet all those instruments sound amazing.

Hope you get the job!!

AC@45 said...

good luck on the test .. and enjoy the recording .. do you know if its going to be for the CBC?

angel said...

dooood!
it sounds like things are getting interestinger and interestinger!

more cowbell said...

Yay! Good luck, sharp mind, and sharp pencil wishes for you! And that's great about the recording thing too, I bet that's going to sound fantastic. Keep us posted...

Lyzard said...

Good luck, good luck, good luck!

Enemy of the Republic said...

I hope you get this gig. Will you allow me to send Reiki energy to you to help things get more positive--it really helps, but I can only do it with your permission.

Susannity said...

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=P

I know you'll whiz through the test and get hired!