Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Now I wear the red dress, paint my toes and twirl

So Lucy and I are feeling (appropriately?) full of ourselves at the moment.

She just said to me, as she stepped out of the bath, "We're smart right. We're the smartest people in the world, right?" She was genuinely distressed when I told her that, no, we are not the smartest people in the world.

She had her Nutrcracker dress rehearsal tonight. She is an angel, one of many, and can't wait to don her feathered wings for the Friday night performance. After she was done rehearsing she was all sassy, wanting to run around and introduce herself to all the other little ballerinas and show off her twirling. She wanted none of my advice, my lap, or even the seat next to me. I practically had to carry her out of the theater.

Pretty much out of the blue I got a chance to interview a musician that I, well, I pretty much worship. I've only "interviewed" one other musician (unless you count my family) and that never saw the light of day. So this was a pretty big deal. But I was going to have to do the interview while at the dress rehearsal.

I immediately inventoried what might go wrong. In the last 24 hours I drew up questions, cleared them with the editor, asked anyone who would listen for moral support, listened to the band non-stop, procured Cary's microcassette recorder, watched the band's DVD (twice), and tested my cell phone on speakerphone picking up an answering machine (Hi, Mom).

So I left Lucy just as she was about to go on stage and set up a mobile office in the minivan.

The interview went way better than I could have hoped.

Believe you me I'll be posting if (no, when) it goes to press.

There've been some heaping doses of what went right lately. You know what that means -- trouble is right around the corner!

8 comments:

Jen14221 said...

Was it the lead singer from Glass Tiger?

kagemom69 said...

Oh yee of little faith!!!

Maura said...

so cool! can't wait to see the interview in print.

Auntly H said...

Way to go!
I wish I could see Lucy twirl. You should post a video....

Anonymous said...

i'm so freaking proud of you. really. i'm so glad you're doing this. and i can imagine you twirling around in circles too.

Anonymous said...

i'm so freaking proud of you. really. i'm so glad you're doing this. and i can imagine you twirling around in circles too. xo aliza

J Frank Parnell said...

pray tell?

Kirsta said...

Now I have "Don't Forget Me When I'm Gone" in my head (the Bryan Adams part, and all).

Interviews are funny - most people just want to chat. It's a little harder when you're face-to-face. That's how I insulted Robert Altman. Did you type into your computer while talking? If that's your style, and you don't already have one, I'd invest in a hands-free headset.

Congratulations! I'll be looking for your byline in Paste!