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Scheherazade in Blue Jeans
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October Schedule 
21st-Sep-2011 10:44 am
Early for this, I know, but I am getting my months tangled and I want it set down here!

Usual notes: Weekdays are writing time until 3. I'm up for company on italicized things.

Early warnings for early November concerts!
11/2: Frank Turner
11/4: Kim Boekbinder
11/5: Zoe Keating
11/11: Enter the Haggis

October 1: The MIT Great Glass Pumpkin Patch and moving gwynraven in!!!
October 2:

October 3:
October 4: Kim Boekbinder concert (Note: This is free but you MUST RSVP.)
October 5: Torbutt's X-rays, BARCC tabling: Somerville Domestic Violence Vigil, Rebecca Loebe concert.
October 6: Elayna's back-to-school night.
October 7:

October 8:
October 9:

October 10: (No school for Elayna) Dinner with Gwyn & J.
October 11: (No school for Elayna)
October 12:
October 13:
October 14:

October 15: Boston Book Festival + a friend's party
October 16: Boston Book Festival

October 17: Alison Bechdel @ Brandeis
October 18:
October 19: BARCC: SSB Peer Supe
October 20:

October 21:

October 22: 3 parties
October 23: Hanging out with slipjig & rain_herself, anniversary dinner with Adam

October 25: Sindrian Arts workday
October 26: BARCC: Tabling at Rock for Reproductive Justice
October 27: Rogue Burlesque Slumber Party Seance
October 28: Civil Wars concert.

October 29:
October 30: MIT Shakespeare Ensemble's Macbeth

October 31:
21st-Sep-2011 02:50 pm (UTC)
We have Zoe Keating on the sixth, if you want a double-dose.

Also, missing you.
21st-Sep-2011 03:28 pm (UTC)
I have Elayna on the 6th! I win!

When will you be in Boston next?
21st-Sep-2011 03:48 pm (UTC) - A Winner Is You!
Mid-October or November. If it's October, it'll be during the week.
21st-Sep-2011 03:49 pm (UTC) - Re: A Winner Is You!
Well, do let me know when you know for sure!
21st-Sep-2011 03:24 pm (UTC) - You could
fill some time on the weekend of the 7th and come to First Friday Filk and Ken's successful super-annuation recognition :)
21st-Sep-2011 03:28 pm (UTC) - Re: You could
*eyes you suspiciously* I saw the word "filk" in there.
21st-Sep-2011 03:38 pm (UTC) - Re: You could
Singing is not required. We do Pick, Pass or Perform and we do not allow pass shaming. We do however have a lot of fun, booze and snackage.
21st-Sep-2011 03:40 pm (UTC) - Re: You could
Oh, it's not the me-singing I'm twitchy about; I'm fine with maintaining my boundaries. :) It's everyone else! (Besides you, Clue, and Slipjig if he'll be there.)
23rd-Sep-2011 06:08 pm (UTC) - Re: You could
Um. So what you're saying is that the idea that people who don't make a career out of singing might be singing means more to you than that it's his BIRTHDAY PARTY? Am I hearing that right?
23rd-Sep-2011 06:23 pm (UTC) - Re: You could
More accurate to say that

a) in my haste and hyperfocus on my filk allergy, I did not see the birthday part, and

b) It's not about whether people make a career out of it, it's that my hyperacute ear for this stuff makes off-key singing really genuinely painful. (Ask Adam and Judah about my twitchiness during the opening act at a recent concert.) So it's a really long commuter train ride (if a possible one) to have the probability of standing outside all night so my facial expression doesn't offend all and sundry, because that does not make for a fun party. The offending-everyone thing.

I think that if people enjoy singing, they should totally do it! But I just can't be within earshot for a statistically significant number of people. And my potential reaction would make it no fun for *them*. So it's better for me to not be there.

I try to not harp on my filk allergy too much, because I know a bunch of filkers, and I am not out to invalidate anyone! Describing it as an allergy is the best analogy I know of; it's stronger than an aversion. It's like how I have difficulty being in the room with someone peeling an orange, and I have been offered $100 to put one in my mouth and I just cannot do it; I can't bring it close to my face at all. But there's nothing objectively wrong with oranges. I just can't partake. It's a sensory thing very similar to the citrus odor thing.
21st-Sep-2011 03:40 pm (UTC) - Re: You could
slipjig and I are going too, if you need more incentive. ;)
21st-Sep-2011 03:25 pm (UTC)
When and where is the Somerville Domestic Violence Vigil ?
21st-Sep-2011 03:31 pm (UTC)
Somerville Public Safety Building, 6-7pm.
21st-Sep-2011 03:39 pm (UTC)
You've been off the grid lately.
As usual, I move at the speed of Xander
21st-Sep-2011 03:42 pm (UTC)
Very much so. At least when you Gchatted me just now I was only in the shower!

As for the rest of September...

Tomorrow: Anniversary dinner with sindrian
Saturday: What the Fluff Festival
Monday: BARCC Peer Supe

and that's about it.
21st-Sep-2011 03:50 pm (UTC)
While we're on the subject of Somerville festivals, any chance you'll come to Honkfest on October 1 or the Honk Parade (to Harvard Square Oktoberfest) on October 2?
21st-Sep-2011 03:52 pm (UTC)
Thank you for reminding me to stay away from Somerville and Cambridge on October 1 and 2!
21st-Sep-2011 03:54 pm (UTC)
You're welcome, I guess.... you really don't like trumpets, I take it?
21st-Sep-2011 04:04 pm (UTC)
Nothing wrong with trumpets! Just not a fan of bands who can't play their instruments or can't manage to coordinate all members playing the same song at the same time. And from what I've seen, the bands there consider that a feature. *shudder*
21st-Sep-2011 04:11 pm (UTC)
The Honk bands are of widely varying quality and style, but I can see where you're coming from. (Fortunately, there are multiple stages so one can always leave a bad one and walk down the street to hear something better)

I'll look for you at Fluff. And probably also the pumpkin thing at MIT, though I'll more likely go the night before than the day of.

Edited at 2011-09-21 04:16 pm (UTC)
21st-Sep-2011 04:34 pm (UTC)
21st-Sep-2011 04:42 pm (UTC)
21st-Sep-2011 04:44 pm (UTC)
Yes please!
21st-Sep-2011 07:48 pm (UTC)
*blink* *blink* We have the same wedding anniversary. I think I knew this, but still somewhat surprising. Nifty!
22nd-Sep-2011 02:57 pm (UTC)
I have places I've called (in August) for October Shows, only to be told they book six months in advance.

My May Tour starts getting booked the moment I get back from this one, early in November. Eek.

Glad you have your October together!
22nd-Sep-2011 03:25 pm (UTC)
Early on other people's scales! I'm planning my January now. :)
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