NOTICE: (Updated March 5, 2010)

Beginning December 19, 2009, Books 'N Border Collies will be posting but only intermittently while I pursue personal goals. I plan to share some reading I'm doing, but there will be no reviews. I will, however, be sharing my exploration of vegetarian cooking and the cookbooks and websites I use to educate myself. I hope you enjoy it!

Lezlie



Friday, September 18, 2009

A Case of Nerves


I feel like my reading consumption has slowed during September, but I have a good reason! Tonight is the debut of the solo version of the DIVA Show! I've never been a nervous performer, but we've been working like crazy programing the new light show, learning new songs and trying to remember the lyrics to old ones. It's been a lot of work but worth it. This show is extra special to me. We gave the new light show a test run when Tony and I played Labor Day Weekend, and the crowd loved it! In fact, we were told we have a better light show than Def Leppard. Nothing like wild exaggeration to feed a person's ego! :-)

Anyway, the reason I'm a little concerned about tonight is because five days ago I came down with something that left me completely unable to sing. My throat was wiped out. I panicked, of course, but with the help of some antibiotics, cold medicine and very little speaking, I think I'll be okay. I just have to pace myself. Since I doubt I will be up for the vocal gymnastics required for Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" (insert a very annoyed sigh here), I thought I'd post a previous performance of it for your entertainment. A little bonus track that tonight's audience probably won't get to hear. That's because you all are special! :-) Enjoy!



NOTE: The lights in this video are not the new show. I have to get some video of those for you! It's like a traveling discoteque!



24 comments:

farmlanebooks said...

Wow! I didn't realise that you were a singer. I wish I could sing like that!

Trish said...

Hope you feel better!! I love this song--is my favorite to sing in the car too. :) I'm not much of a singer--you are fabulous. I can't see--are you wearing those boots?

JoAnn said...

Good luck tonight! Hope you feel better. I was wondering about the boots, too ;-)

Mel (He Followed Me Home) said...

Wow, Lezlie, I didn't know!!! Thanks for sharing :)

On a side note, as much as I love Queen (grew up listening to them) I hate to admit that every time I hear them I can't help but think of the movie Wayne's World. The guys headbanging in the car while listening to Bohemain Rhapsody is classic!

Lezlie said...

Farmlane Books ~ Singing is one of those things that keeps me out of the therpist's office. It's like three hours of primal screaming, then I feel all better. :-)

Trish & JoAnn ~ Thanks! I'm not wearing the giant boots that I posted the pic of before. The ones I'm wearing are silver platforms. I'll post a pic so you can see them. They're really cool!

Mel ~ I don't post the singing videos very often, but I'm glad people like them when I do! :-) And I think of Wayne's World, too, everytime I sing this. I think *everyone* does. How can you not? It's actually part of what makes performing it so much fun! :-)

Lezlie

Heather J. said...

You GO girl! Now I'm really mad that we are so far apart - I really want to see your entire show. But if we DO ever meet up we can do shots of tequila together, ok?! Hope you feel better soon and that your next performance is fan-FREAKIN-tastic!

Lezlie said...

Heather ~ Thank you so much! And if we ever do meet up, I'm holding you to those shots of tequila together!! :-)

Lezlie

Jackie said...

Holy crap! Well done, Lezlie! And next time I get my hands on a bottle of tequila, I'll toast ya! (that might happen tonight, lol)

Meghan said...

Wow, you have an absolutely amazing voice. I'm sure I said that on the last video, but I'm impressed! (and jealous! LOL) Good luck on your show tonight!

bermudaonion said...

I wish I could see your performance live and in person!

Lezlie said...

Jackie ~ I'll make sure I do a shot just for you and Heather tonight! I can hear the virtual clink of shot glasses now. . . . :-)

Meghan ~ Thank you!! I wish you all could be there. How fun would *that* be??

Lezlie

Lezlie said...

Bermuda Onion ~ Maybe someday we'll all have to arrange a blogger get-together here in Minnesota during a weekend we have a show. I would LOVE that!!

Lezlie

Rebecca Reid said...

Wow, so awesome! I had no idea you were a singer. very fun!

Lezlie said...

Rebecca ~ Thanks! It really is fun. Believe it or not, it's good way to relax after a long week of work.

Lezlie

Teddy Rose said...

Gee Lezlie, I am come to MN Nov 7-14th. Are you performing while I'm there? If I can get away from my mom for long enough I would love to see you perform. Other wise I hope we c an at least get together for coffee.

Lezlie said...

Teddy Rose ~ We don't have a show that weekend. Bummer. But we'll have to get together for sure! I'm marking it on my calendar!

Lezlie

Anna said...

I've seen mention of your performances here and there, but it was great to see you in action. Well on video anyway. I really enjoyed it.

--Anna
Diary of an Eccentric

Lezlie said...

Anna ~ I'm glad you enjoyed it! I don't post too many of the singing videos just because it seems weird to do that, but J. Kaye said she likes it. :-)

Lezlie

gaby317 said...

Wow! That was great - thanks so much for sharing!

Lezlie said...

Thank you, Gaby! I'm glad you liked it!

Lezlie

Allie ~ Hist-Fic Chick said...

Lezlie, I had no idea you could sing like that! Wow, impressive...and I'm a singer myself (as a hobby, not profession) who comes from a family of musicians, so I do know a good singer when I see (hear?) one!

Great job!

xo Allie

Lezlie said...

Allie ~ Thank you! I only do shows a couple times a month for some fun and extra money for the bookstore. :-) It's not a bad part-time job though!

Lezlie

Literate Housewife said...

Holy Cow! How absolutely fun and wonderful. You have such a great voice. I can't imagine how hard it is to sing that song. Way to go!

Lezlie said...

Literate Housewife ~ Thank you! I have to say, it's a lot easier to sing when one is not sick. :-)

Lezlie