And both about to bike off again soon. To Andrea's CD release party, in this instance.
It was a fabulously well-organized event, which I always appreciate very much. And man oh man, does Andrea have a beautiful voice. And well-written lyrics. Those are two other things that I appreciate very much.
I agree entirely with Jennifer's prediction that we will be able to say I knew her when. Besides the good musicianship, Andrea knows how to work a crowd, and I mean that in a very nice way. I've been in front of a crowd often enough to know how hard won that apparent ease is.
The funniest part of the evening for me was a conversation I had with J. The singer of the first band* was introducing the other members of his band, one of whom had just come up on stage.
"And if you're wondering who just came up on stage, his name is David Ger[????]."
I did a double take and leaned over to whisper in Jennifer's ear. "Did you hear what that guy's last name was?"
"'Cause it sounded like 'Gerbilly.'"
She threw her head back and laughed, and then rocked forward again when the mouthful of beer she'd just taken threatened to choke her.
"And on the drums, David's brother..."
We leaned forward expectantly.
"What?!" Jennifer said, "They don't even have the same last name!"
If my last name were Gerbilly, I might change it too.
*Okay, singer of first band, some hard love. Back off the mic. Just an inch. When you make love to the mic with your lips, your quite nice voice distorts and isn't quite so nice as when you are teasing the microphone by being two fingers away from it.