March 6, 2006 at 7:31 AMSo close, and yet, so far.
Yes, this evening during the Academy Awards, I was right there in Hollywood!
...Six blocks away from the action, playing a rehearsal in the cold and acoustically challenged rehearsal room at the Musicians' Union. Our personnel director couldn't make it; he actually was playing at the Oscars.
“I actually just came from the Oscars,” joked a colleague. “I won Best Stand Partner.”
I replied that I, too, had just returned from the ceremony, as I was a presenter this year, having won Best Stand Partner several years back. See, this is how I looked. I, of course, had to present first, because it was very important to me to make it to my New West Symphony rehearsal.
I mean, Hollywood glamour is okay, but I love this group and we were playing really cool music. We rehearsed the Hindemith Symphonic Metamorphosis. Hindemith. See. Now you really are jealous!
I miss playing in an orchestra *sob.*
'You' looked lovely and not evil at all, Laurie!
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