Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Hmmm...Why has MG Been MIA This Week Again?

I'm floored by how much time I used to have for blogging....I'm lucky, now, if I can get to my computer before midnight, or if I can sneak some "illegal time" in on the computer at work. Between all of that, the various sports, OT, rehearsals, gigs, and "alone time" with PC, I've run out of time. My band played at Fitzgerald's in Berwyn this weekend and it was fantastic. We debuted an original song written by PC and a very good friend of his, JK. PC and I joined forces for a duet on Johnny Cash's "Jackson" and rocked the house. The band was AMAZING. We've got some great video, too. Hopefully I can find a way to get it uploaded - THAT would be cool. I'd LOVE for you, who aren't in this area, to have the opportunity to see us.

This was a weekend filled with singing. If I haven't written about it, I'm participating in this local talent search contest. I auditioned the day before I got my teeth pulled, passed that, and moved on to the first elimination round which was on Saturday. There were 24 total participants, broken into two groups. The first group competed the previous Thursday evening. Our group went Saturday afternoon. There were many high school aged kids competing (all of whom could hold their own, I must say), and of the "older" crowd, I was surprised to find that I was the youngest...there was a woman who is 41 and a gentleman who is 47; I felt a little better, to say the least. I had a scary performance of "Broken Wing" by Martina McBride, but apparently, I was the only person who thought it was scary. I got the call Monday afternoon that I was chosen to advance to the next round. WHEW! I was also fortunate enough to be the picture on the article written about the competition. Click here to read the article - my name's not in it, but I think the picture says it all.

The next round will be held on Saturday, May 6 at Slaton's Supper Club in Oak Park. For those of you in town, 25% of my total score comes from audience members' votes. If you can be there, the contest starts at 1:00, the place is small-ish, so seating is limited, but WOW, I'd LOVE to have you there!

SmallBoy is doing very well, btw. His OT started a listening therapy with him. This involves CDs with varying frequencies that he listens to 2x/day, 30min/time. It hurts my ears, and LargeBoy's ears, but it seems to relax SmallBoy and PC - we'll have to try it on Girl and see what she thinks. Ex is still a moron. He has completely stopped coming to OT, even for the 20 mins or so that he used to come. He's not shown any intention whatsoever of bringing SmallBoy back into his house anytime soon, but ya know...he's a ....well, a word that's not suitable for public consumption.

Well, that's where we are for now. Check out the article and the pic. If you're in town, I would so very much love to have you there. I entered this contest at the urging of PC and Girl who, had I not acquiesced and sent in the entry form, would have sent it in for me. I have a couple of friends who would have done the same. Hugs & Kisses to all of you. Miss you tons!


Roni said...

woo! You are such a rocking mama! Good luck in the competition.

Lora said...

You go girl! Good luck in the competition. I wish I could be there to cheer you on. My heart is with ya, we're there in spirit.


gretchen said...

I so much wish that I could see you perform sometime. My brother used to live in Chicago, but moved a few months ago, so I'll have to find a new excuse to visit.

I love "Broken Wing"-love to sing it real loud in the car when no one's with me!

Laura said...

You are so cool! I want to be you when I grow up! ;)

What specifically does the winner get? Fame and glory? Cause that would be fun. Know that in MN we are rubbing the Buddha's belly for you!

mommyguilt said...

Oh hi my lovelies!!!!!!!!! The Grand Prize winner gets $1000 and a chance to perform at Daley Plaza with their dance troupe - they select that winner from the singers AND the dancers - only one. It's on a weekday in the summer, and I won't be able to go. But the winner in each category gets $1000 - THAT I need - DESPERATELY.

Next song is "At Last" by Etta James. I'm trying to be optimistic and plan ahead for the next two rounds, but without jinxing myself by getting TOO optimistic.

Thanks SO much for all of your thoughts!

Mama Kelly said...

congratulations on getting so far already and may you break a leg in the next round(s)

Kristina Chew said...

Lovely! Keep us posted and let us know when you try for American Idol.....

mommyguilt said...

Thanks for the wishes! No American Idol for me...I'm "too old"...seriously, I think the cut off date is something lame like 27 or 29...I'm...well..older than that...tee hee

Anonymous said...

OH YEA!!! You were /are teriffic!
God gave you a wonderful gift.
I like the way ya use it.

Moi ;) said...

Wow!!! This is great!!!

Break a leg!!! I NEVER say the "L" word.... ;D

Melissa said...

Where have you been?
I keep checking your blog and nothing new.
How sad for us!

Katie said...

My seeester is almost famous!'d better kick booty this weekend so that I can come see you in finals. I am so flipping excited! I've already started thinking about shirt designs! Can't wait, can't wait.
Good luck to you!!! I've got a crazy-busy week full of tests, but I will be thinking about you lots.
Love you sooo much. See you soon!
P.S. Did you see prom pics that I sent?