So I almost metaphorically dropped the baby last Wednesday.
I turn up to set up – loads of time – feeling un-stressed – until one of my worst possible nightmare scenarios starts to manifest itself. I don’t have the tablet computer that plays the music with me! Massive adrenalin dump, full-on panic. I dive into the car and return to Stretford to get the device, it’s not to be found. On my way back to Chorlton I frantically try to download relevant music playing app onto my phone. (No, I had never properly “disaster planned” for this scenario – doh!!). The app on phone works – thank goodness – session starts a couple of minutes late, with me a frazzled wreck, trying to look calm. Then of course, half way through the session – after having played the dance music via my phone – the *!^*$%^”** tablet device miraculously “re-materialises” under the big carrying bag next to the bluetooth player.
I felt like retiring to a darkened room and ignoring the world for the rest of the day. C’est la vie!
At the other end of the human life cycle, it’s fantastic to see so many people growing up so fast! This was epitomised at last Thursday’s late session by a certain young chap – who last time I looked was hardly mobile – strolling over to the three year old female youth club, (held behind the back row of chairs), to try and hang out with them. (They ignored him – he came back – probably good practice for later life!).
Enough of my failings and other general musings, the Music Makers sessions for next week will be as follows:
- Monday 19th June 9.30 to 10.30, and 10.45 to 11.45, both in Studio 2 at The Edge
- Wednesday 21st 9.30 to 10.30, and 10.45 to 11.45, both in Studio 2 at The Edge
- Thursday 22nd 9.30 to 10.30, and 10.45 to 11.45, both in the Youth Centre at St Clement’s
I hope to see you all along at some point.