December 08, 2004

Joyful Noise

As I was walking by the section office at work the other day, I heard a voice from within: "Uh-oh". I glanced inside and saw a circle of administrators and secretaries, and they were all looking at me.

This is not a good sign, when all of the section administrative and secretarial staff say "Uh-oh" when they see you walk by.

It turns out that they were planning the section "Holiday Party". And they wanted to know if my friend Dave and I would be willing to play some Christmas music on our recorders at the party. Nice idea. Really nice idea. Except that I've never played my recorder in public, and although Dave has he only does it when he's got a nice big group to hide in. I pitched it to him, and he said absolutely not. They hit me up again, and I said, "Dave won't, but OK, I guess I can." So tonight I'm going to be going through my songbooks and deciding what pieces I want to play--nothing too fancy--and hoping that on Friday, our usual recorder day, I'll be able to persuade Dave to join me.

I'll say, "Dave, are you really going to leave me hanging out to dry? One recorder by itself is a pitiful thing; can't you at least bring your tenor and play it in unison?"

The party is next Tuesday, at lunchtime. We'll see how it goes.

Posted by Will Duquette at December 8, 2004 07:48 PM