Friday, June 12, 2009

Hello, is this thing on?

This blog has been horribly neglected lately. Mainly this is because I'm avoiding the computer because it hurts my back, so I don't end up deciding to post.

But yesterday had some WWW moments. Henry performed in his 2nd grade play as Uncle Henry in a loose adaptation of the Wizard of Oz. He also had his unofficial violin debut, since Uncle Henry played a version of "Old Joe Clark."

But that's not what went wrong. It's more about how we got to that point.
1. Henry had hassled a neighbor on the bus because they both wanted to sit with the same kid. Then he ran away and burst into tears when I tried to discuss it with him.
2. Lucy emerged from the bathroom with a clump of poo stuck to the back of her skirt. I discovered this just as she was about to climb up in my lap. So, we both needed to bathe before we could go to the play.
3. Right before we were supposed to leave I dropped a recycling bin on my toe. It was still bleeding throughout the performance.

But while there is a certain amount of comic ridiculousness in those events, mostly I will remember how excited Henry was to be in the play. I'm stunned by the amount of work the teachers put in to get 100 plus second graders to pull it off.

And I've got three new reviews to share on Donnybrook:
Miss Kittin and the Hacker Two:
John Vanderslice Romanian Names:
Black Moth Super Rainbow Eating Us:

Plus my interview with Annie Clark (St. Vincent) is available in the Summer issue of Venuszine. On sale now, yo.

Now playing: Deerhunter - Vox Celeste


JSE said...

Huge Vanderslice fan. He just played here, but alas I was out of town. Haven't heard the new record but I wouldn't call the stuff I know mild or easy-going at all! e.g. relistening right now to the frankly heavy "Nikki Oh Nikki" which starts like this:

You know that guy
who stole your girlfriend
away from you
in the summer of '95?

He's going to die
He's going to die
He's going to die!

Auntly H said...

whoo hoo, Henry!!!

Maura said...

Yay for Henry! Hope your toe feels better -- I've done that before, yuck.

kagemom69 said...

Ok - this is where most people would say "only you Em" but you know what? It happens to me all the time.....Henry did great! And Cary actually knew who I was the other day!! What a banner week!
You. Me. Beers. When?

Lumpyheadsmom said...

Wow, he's a virtuoso!