In a [very brief] previous post, I mentioned Flashband, a group that helps musicians get to know each other by throwing them together for a month to prepare and then perform a 15-minute set on a given theme. Kinda like speed dating for musicians. If you know me at all, you know that I travel a ton for work, so since I learned about Flashband last year, I haven't yet been in town long enough to actually participate in an entire cycle. But FINALLY the timing has worked out for me to join one, and I'm as happy as Pharrell.
As a matter of fact, I missed the meet and greet yesterday because I'm in Africa, but I was determined to get in on this one, so I recorded a video of myself singing a classic Aretha Franklin tune, Baby I Love You in the hotel bathroom (great acoustics; no, you can't see it--the video quality is horrible) & sent it around to the group in the hopes that a band would snatch me up. And they did, so here I go!