I don't know whether you think I spend my time either working, running or sleeping... but that's definitely how it feels to me at the moment. Well, to prove that I do in fact have other things in my life, check out this video of the Stadium Rock Medley from our choir concert last night.
I'm told that I need to work on my "choir sway", and I seem to have a slightly unfortunate habit of leaning backwards as I sing, but I have to tell you that I really enjoyed that. From the moment the first song that we learned in the very first session I attended was "Rock and Roll All Nite" by Kiss, I knew I was onto a winner. The rehearsals have been a joy every Tuesday evening, last night's concert was great fun, and I'm really looking forward to the sell-out concert we're doing with a full live band at the Sheffield Octagon in a couple of weeks time.
I've been doing an awful lot of running recently, and trying to learn these songs has been a very welcome distraction, exercising a completely different set of muscles. It's also quite nice being one of the youngest, for a change! (some of the choir really struggled with the rhythm of "Don't Look Back in Anger" because they're not familiar with the song... whereas I bought the CD single back in the day and know it inside out).
Thank you Sarah for persisting in asking me if I wanted to join. You were absolutely right to suggest that I might enjoy it. Thank you to everyone else for being so welcoming.
Tony has kindly put most of the set onto YouTube and you can view the playlist here. If you're a fan of manly "umba-oowas", then I suggest you head over to have a listen to "Livin' on a Prayer" as I think you might be in for a bit of a treat....
That was an awful lot of fun. We weren't exactly note perfect.... but it felt good.
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