Thursday, June 03, 2010

Soul-full HNT

As mentioned earlier this week, my June has unexpectedly gotten quite busy. A big chunk of that will be happening over the next week or so. One of the things I had assumed when joining this soul band (we still don't have a name..."That Soul Band" might very well be it) is that I would need to come up with some horn arrangements. What I didn't quite anticipate was that I would have to write ALL of the horn arrangements. Still not a big deal, but rehearsals have started, and I just got a potential song list over the weekend. So I now have to spend my free time writing. I took care of the most complex one, so the rest should be a relative breeze. I'll be OK if I can crank out at least two arrangements/day. Which is not totally out of the question. I just have to apply myself.

So my nights have sort of looked dreamy like this. Me with a blank-ish stare, and notes flying around me. In color even! I won't say who else has been in them... :-)


"The free bird thinks of another breeze
And the trade winds soft through
The sighing trees
And the fat worms waiting on a dawn-bright
Lawn and he names the sky his own.

The caged bird sings with
A fearful trill of things unknown
But longed for still and his
Tune is heard on the distant hill
For the caged bird sings of freedom."


--Maya Angelou

This week's Mystery Guest is choosing to stay a mystery. Of course, you could always shoot her an email if you think you know who it is!

Another wonderful crew over at "...the Other HNT" this week! Be sure to stop by and check them out! It's generally a little tamer than some weeks, but still NSFW...
You might see the OsShirt while out surfing this week. After spending much of its time in the South, it's finally come up north! No link to it, so you'll have to go looking for this week's appearance!
Want to ask me a question? The little formspring box over there in the sidebar is where you want to go! And you can do it anonymously!
I don't know how long this gmail feature has been available, but I just found it this morning. Or rather, it found me. I was sending some files to a friend. I wrote a brief blurb, and said I was attaching the files. But I hadn't attached them. So before gmail did its thing, a warning box popped up, said that I had mentioned attaching files, but hadn't, and did I really want to send this message?

I find part of that quite wonderful, and part of that quite scary.

48 comments:

SapioSlut said...

I'm up and naked in the supermarket.

(This is my first adventure in the scaveneger hunt.)

Love the MG...

Happy HNT!

Barefoot Dreamer said...

I don't like your days/nights being so busy...sigh. Love the music- it is like the voices in my head. but dang dang - wow! that MG is f.i.n.e.

I am up....and have about three posts showing skin - worth a visit?

Ms Scarlett said...

I'm up....

Love the idea of a soul group... you'll have to let us know how it goes!

Gorgeous MG... whew!

XO

BTExpress said...

Another hot tub HNT, but this time with three chicks and one is nekkid.

Why did you agree to write so many tunes? Seems like a lo9t to take on. Did anyone else do the same?

Vixen said...

Love your HNT pic this week :)

*LOVING* the MG...day-um!!!

I'm up!!!

xoxo

Millie said...

Cute MG :) I'm up!

Osbasso said...

Sadie's on vacation in the Gulf Coast. Not sure if that's a good thing or not. Her HNT is nice though!

http://confessionsfrommyopenmarriage.blogspot.com/

southerngirl said...

I so do my soul with a capital "S" handsome!!!

Up and spreading the joy....

xx

Osbasso said...

Autumn's been partying with a girl!

http://www.autumnmistspeaks.blogspot.com/

Osbasso said...

Elle is up with more outtakes. Whew!

http://www.kinkunleashed.com/

sspsyclist said...

Release the notes and be free..!
Very cool to the core :-)

I'm up..or rather 'down' with this week's HNT.

Topaz said...

You do look dreamy behind all those notes. And sweet Jesus! That guest is smoking. I'll be having some interesting dreams tonight!

I'm up, and glad I managed to do two weeks in a row :-)

Kimberly said...

That is one sexy mystery guest - whew! It completely creeps me out that gmail is trying to think for you.

I am up after a brief break from blogging!

Westcoast Weirdo said...

I'm up too!!

Jobthingy said...

i was just going to say that is scary. i think it would freak me out that gmail knows i forgot that.

im up with a sun burn!

dont stay up all night writing music, you need rest also.

and i like That Soul Band. i give it my vote :)

PS: i havent a clue who the MG is but HOT DAMN!

Emmy said...

gorgeous MG!
And I love yours as well! :)

Happy HNT!
~Emmy

PS: I'm up!

Daniel said...

Nice chart, brother Os! You playing trombone for this?

We're up and having a little fun. :-)

Happy HNT, all...

-d.

Margaret said...

I love that picture of you - so cool.
And the click-thru for the MG is just beautiful.

I am up.

peace...

Southern Sage said...

Ohhhh awesome guest as always!

Mines up with two guests!!!!!
2!
Check em!

Hubman said...

I'm up and having fun with the extra bed in my hotel room!

http://hubmanshangout.com/2010/06/03/hnt-spare-bed-edition/

MG is smokin'!!

Moosekahl said...

I'm up. And you look like you are picking your nose in that picture. When you are finish with that score start cleaning! Happy HNT!

13messages said...

I really love your HNT this week.

I'm up.

Cheeky Minx said...

A soul man with photographic talent. Could you be any more perfect?! (sigh, swoon)

Love your pic and the MG is so gorgeous!
I’m up! xx

Midwestern City Boy said...

When I read about some of the things that Google's gmail does I'm glad I have another mail service.

We are up at Married In Ohio.

The Scavenger Hunt at SapioSlut looks interesting.

Janie said...

I love soul music :) And you do look very soulful!

I'm up with my first HNT - be nice!

xxxx

Maeve said...

I've gave you the choices, you vote, and got dress for you!
My dress me up doll HNT is up!

Maggie said...

I'm glad you were able to snap a pic in your dreams, that turned out to be a neat one! :-P

I'm up.

Tragic said...

Wow, MG is a stunner! Yours is pretty neat too :-) I'm up, and against the ladies room wall :-P Happy HNT y'all!

Another Suburban Mom said...

I like the soul group. its catchy. And the mystery guest is quite a catch as well.

I am up and lounging today.

HyperSexualGirl said...

I like "That Soul Band."

I'm up!

Jen Fooled Around said...

As a musician (although not a professional) I have always envied anyone who could arrange or compose.

A great talent and great photo indeed.

We are up unwrapping presents!

Jen

James said...

Great music, great shot O's.
Great MG. Must find out who.
I'm up.

Julie said...

Lovely post! I finally posted a picture for the anniversary, so sorry it was late! Love you

frances said...

Wish I could see this better on my phone! Very cool shot though. Would love to hear the band all together. Good luck with the arrangements. So much to do, so little time...
Nice to have a little glimpse into your dreams...though I'm not convinced their as entirely innocent as this. ;-)

frances said...

Ugh. They are not their. Lol I'm a little distracted today. Must be all the hot hnts.

Joanna Cake said...

This is all about musical development, Mr! It's all very well playing notes that have been tried and tested for a hundred years but having to do your own jamming and improvise...? Now that's a skill. I watched my kid do this recently in a professional capacity (at 15!!!). It was awesome and I have no doubt that you are equally as gifted.

Embrace and enjoy the new challenge x

This week over at HMC, it is sort of a yoga pose. Certainly it's a preparatory one :) HHNT x

IveyLane said...

Love the notes in the shot and would love to hear some of that soulful arranging.

I'm late, but I'm up!!

Ivey

Sexy Tigerx said...

ooops... I forgot sorry....I'm up now!

hehe
xoxo, Crystal

The Muffin Fan said...

I'm up. Not quite as late as last time.

HHNT!

SlipperyWhnWhet said...

I love your music sheet HNT pic!

Mine is up too. "Showering"

viemoira said...

Better late than never- I am up! Os- that is a seriously artistic pic! I love it (though I do not read notes well at all so I'm kinda cluless).
MG is HOT! :)
~viemoira

The Kinky Pixie said...

that gmail thing is cool! will have to try it lol

I forgot it was Thursday :) but YAY made it before days end! IM UP!

http://thekinkypixie.blogspot.com/2010/06/hnt-summer-shoes.html

Essin' Em said...

I am up and the eyes have it. Happy HNT!

Elle said...

Sounds like you've been as busy as I have. Thanks for "upping" me, I was wayyy to tired to stay up that late last night. Speaking of which, I think I'm going to bed now :)

MinorityReport said...

I forgot today was Thursday. Oops.

I'm up. :)

Dafs said...

My San Carlos HNT is up!

Isadora-Blaque said...

Happy HNT I'm up!

reluctantprincess said...

Happy HNT - I'm a little late commenting though. I've been wanting to participate for a bit, but finally took the plunge.