This isn't book-related (not that irrelevance has ever stopped me), but I just thought I'd share this as a bit of fun/personal stuff.
When I was a librarian I taught classes of hundreds.
As an author I've done readings to ... fewer than hundreds, but still some pretty big groups.
I'd never played music in public before though. I've been teaching myself to play basic guitar over the last few years. Maybe my love of music is why I wrote 2000 Tunes. Well, I took a few lessons and did my first gig on Sunday! Since I'm used to being in front of groups I wasn't nervous at all, and just had a great time. It was over before I knew it. Here's a few pics of my band's performance to prove I was there. :-)
They were a lovely set of band mates to perform with.
The cat hated the rehearsals at my house, mind you.
There were actually two mini bands for the rock school performance. My band did these songs:
- Creep (Radiohead)
- All The Small Things (Blink 182)
- Go Your Own Way (Fleetwood Mac)
- Bad Reputation (Joan Jett)
There was also a brilliant open mic session after we finished, so much talent - I'll try and go to those in future. You get goose bumps when you hear brilliant music live, and see the talented people who can make it.
And here's a few seconds in action. Go Your Own Way.