Well, today I am like the rabbit in Alice in Wonderland. Late, late, late for the important date. I did the same thing I always do and thought I was set for Wednesday – but bad girl that I am, I forgot that I have the FIRST Wednesday and the THIRD Monday. Someone get me a personal assistant, please.
We’re at that time of year when I’m pretty frazzled. Most people only have Christmas or the other holiday they celebrate on their agenda but I also have year-end stuff that must be done by the 31st for my job and so I am swamped, swamped with tasks day and night.
I am going to indulge in a mid-week trip to New Orleans with two girlfriends though since part of our Christmas tradition each year is to see a Trans-Siberian Orchestra concert. Now, this is not your mamma’s orchestra here, people. It’s basically a metal band playing a holiday rock opera for the first half and then just some awesome music based on the classics (like Beethoven) with a twist.
Al Pitrelli is the lead guitarist and musical director. He’s an amazing, amazing artist. He almost becomes a part of the instrument (that’s him below). I have a favorite song called Dream Child – the lyrics are so powerful.