Friday night I had the first Crack practice that we've had in quite a while. It was really good to see the guys, and, as usual, Crack rocked ferociously hard. Amy came over halfway through Crack practice and got to experience Crack for the first time- and I think we all know how disorienting and disconcerting that can be.
Saturday consisted of a bunch of errands and minor chores, mostly, but Saturday night Amy and I made it down to the Christmas tree lighting at the capitol. It was pretty cool! John Aielli, a locally famous radio personality from KUT, led the crowd in singing some Christmas songs (although he talked over a few of them- the same way he does with music on the air- and he sang about wanting someone to bring him "piggy pudding" instead of figgy pudding). So we got to see them light up the tree, which was followed by a nice, quiet version of the crowd singing "Silent Night", and then we walked up and down Congress Avenue, where the Downtown Business Alliance had brought in some live music acts and entertainment (the Austin Museum of Art was open late, and the various art bike sculptures from the Austin Bike Zoo were cruising up and down the street). Nice evening.
Sunday was also pretty quiet. We had Mono Ensemble practice, but it was just Reed, Frank, and myself. We had a decent practice, though. We played a few originals that we've been working on, as well as some covers (like "Lucky" by Radiohead, "Duncan" by Paul Simon, and a rough version of "Farmhouse" by Phish).
So that was the weekend, more or less.
Now I just need to get to feeling better. I'm going on a trip with Amy in the latter part of the week, and I need to shake the sniffles before that if at all possible.