Thursday, January 17, 2008

Silly Old Buggers - update

I promised a post about WRITING - so here it is:
Arrangements for the 18 musical numbers in SOBs are well on the way and most interesting and exciting they are, too.
Arranged by David Kram for keyboard and two saxophonists, they are fun, quirky and have added lots of interest to the songs. The sheet music keeps arriving in my email and, even though I don’t read music properly, I know enough to understand what he’s doing with them. The use of different saxophones – from soprano to baritone – give lots of variation and colour to the different styles of music. I can’t wait to actually hear them.
As soon as they are all hand – only three to go at this stage – we will be looking to appoint a Musical Director. We’ll then have a full production team, which means we can legitimately look for proper funding and investment, and also approach possible performers.
Wish us luck!!

Back to:

DARWIN the beautiful!

Yes, I know this is supposed to be a writing blog but I’m only just getting into working mode again after spending a great week in Darwin.

We missed the cyclone by THAT much! It was disappointing to miss all the excitement but it was probably just as well. Although it would have been brilliant to observe the whole show (safely) from our hotel room looking out over the harbour, I guess we wouldn’t have been able to get into Katherine and that magnificent gorge, or to Kakadu to cruise the Yellow Waters wetland.

Just a couple of photos to share with you before I get back to the world of writing, and struggling to find a publisher; and theatre and struggling to find a kindly ‘angel’ with some money for a production.
Next blog WILL be about writing!