Saturday, January 23, 2010

annoying

well im here and ran out of money after the $50 luggage fee for a suitcase over 50 pounds. Last time i went on a flight, there was free food on the plane and suitcases were checked in for free... well guess that changed....

anyway, my typical schedule is nights, however some days there are rehearsals and the first week was spent in several hour long orientation things during the day...

the gigs are cool, and the "Ivanhoe Theatre" is packed each night. We play in the band "pit" which is often lowered, raised, turned around, and moved back and forth on the stage even during the show, and occasionally even during a song we are playing. the charts are long and go so fast between that i have stack them up in order on my double music stand and pull off each series of 3 to 6 page sections of music quickly so i can read the one behind it. In the band is a trumpet, a trombone, drums, a keyboard (played by me), a bass, an electric guitar (played by my roommate, a polish guy named Sebastian), and a saxophone (who is Pete, the band leader and music director in charge of all the musical acts on the ship.)

The ship is huge, and has a 24 hour pizza place, which is about all you need to know for now.... my internet time is running out and i wont get paid for another week plus so i guess i'll save some more info for next time... if anyone really is reading this... ;)

4 comments:

cayce danielle said...

I'm reading! This is so interesting to me. Thanks for posting, Mase. p.s. you doooos?

Fred said...

Yes, I'm reading this. I'm trying to figure out why this wasn't sent to me via e-mail. I thought I had this set up to send me anything posted, including comments?

janna frances cakes said...

I'm reading, Mase! Sounds awesome so far! You heard about your new neice Rosalina, huh? She's pretty cutalina! Can't wait to hear more :)

James said...

wow, small band. do you guys rock or what?