February 15, 2005

Photo shoot

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We had a photographer over to the band practice on Sunday, couple of amusing images here (low-res to be nice to Iona - will put higher res versions on http://ascension05.tripod.com). Thanks Jenny. The article should be in next Thursday's Wellingtonian.

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Budget for the show is beginning to come under control - the shortfall is down to -$430. If I can shrink it to less than -$400 (should be doable if I can sell a couple more DVDs) I'll feel alright about it. I took two copies of the DVD to the National Library - with an invoice for $35 each. Will be interesting to see whether they accept that without blinking or tell me to f#^% off...

Three rehearsals this week for the show!

And this afternoon I've also got an interview for the JET programme (teaching English in Japan). I've been planning to come back from Melbourne in August to do more with Ascension Band (eg the Jazz Festival) but going to Japan instead would be an interesting curveball. Will see what happens. Note the Japanese vocalist on the left in the photos (who's been very good about not drinking at the rehearsals since I told him off).

I've also been wondering about adopting 'David Black' as a stage name/persona when I get to Melbourne? Black is much cooler sounding than Edwards and it's my mother's maiden name so I have a right to it. It'd emphasise my Irish heritage and be a feminist statement in a way (since the custom of a woman taking her husband's name is pretty unfair really). And maybe I need to step outside myself a little bit; it gets stifling in here sometimes...

Here's another picture, this one from the mr sterile archives - me at Meatwaters 2002. I seem to remember that being one of my better performances. Not sure if I've evolved any from the mutant hillbilly look though?

meatwaters 2002.jpg

Ascension Band: Electric Symphony
Friday 25th February @ Happy, 10pm
Friday 4th & Saturday 5th March @ Newtown Community Centre, 7.30pm
$6 full price, $5 unwaged, $4 Fringe card

Live 2004’ DVD available now for $20
Visit http://ascension05.tripod.com or email fiffdimension@hotmail.com

Posted by fiffdimension at February 15, 2005 08:43 AM | TrackBack

Rad photos. Is that Damian?

Posted by: suraya at February 16, 2005 01:08 AM

Yep, he's our computer player. He's also on the Live 2004 DVD.

Posted by: Dave at February 16, 2005 08:00 AM
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