When our palms meet it feels like symmetry

On Thursday night I went to the prettiest album release concert ever – Teacups , a friends band, released their first album, Forest Fiction . They’d chosen the Hopetoun Alpha as their venue, and decorated the place with fairy lights and Christmas trees. I’ve inserted some below, but for the full set of photos, go here .

I’d drafted up this post like 10 hours ago and completely forgotten about it until now (3am)… between then and now I’ve been at a friend’s sister’s 21st, where 3 of us (piano, drums and me on bass) were hired to play jazz for a couple of hours as it was a garden party. Although, it was all a bit fail for about half an hour because it started raining on us and we had to rearrange everything to get us some shelter! For some reason I found the set way more relaxing and easier than the one I did on Wednesday, at a dinner event where we had piano, trumpet and bass – we couldn’t have drums because it was a tiny venue and it would’ve been too loud – but Liz (coincidentally, from Teacups) couldn’t play trumpet for us tonight since she had a gig in town already. I’m not sure, but I think the fact that I got to sit on the amp instead of having to stand with my 5kg bass weighing down on my left shoulder helped a great deal; as well has having drums do half my job for me, meaning much less brain activity required, haha.


  1. Jenny November 14, 2009

    Your photography is beautiful! The place looks magical.

  2. Stephanie November 17, 2009

    Like Jenny said, it looks magical! I love how you can take pictures of something and give it a magical, out-of-the-world quality. :)

    How cool to be hired as the live music for a garden party. I need to go to more parties like that.

    Thanks for the comment on Lunsh, by the way! =)

  3. Jen November 18, 2009

    I really love the first photograph, it’s gorgeous! And I like the name Teacups for the band too — it’s simple and yet has the delightful connotations of pleasant music.

  4. Georgina November 18, 2009

    Haha, thanks! I guess sometimes I’ll ask my real friends for help. Those people are obviously all about taking and never giving.

    Those photos are beautiful!

    It’s a shame it rained down during your performance. I think it’s cool that you play the bass. :D Thank goodness you had an amp to sit on!

    I play the guitar, but I’m not that good. xD

  5. Vicky November 18, 2009

    That’s pretty cool you had to play at a jazz club! I tried to learn how to play the bass once… I failed.

    Teacups is a great name for a band!

    I love those photos; they’re beautiful. I wish I could take photos like that. ^_^

  6. Cindy November 20, 2009

    Wow coolio =D I like that white dress! Pretty, and the belt is spunky =)

  7. Alice November 21, 2009

    Yay more pretty photographs! I can definitley see the advantage of sitting down seeing the size of that bass! What a mission! Bet that was an interesting instrument to learn.

  8. Leanne November 24, 2009

    oh wow! that’s amazing! i really admire anyone who can play jazz. i had to play a jazz piece for a music performance exam i had. omg so hard to play jazz when you’ve been classically trained for over 10 years!


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