8 November 2012

The tune that is yours and mine to play upon this earth


Right, as Sherlock noticed tonight, I'm always a bit late home on a Thursday.

This is because, all those weeks ago when I went for a drink on my own, I found a little pub that has an open mic night on a Thursday. And it seemed...nice. Quiet, friendly, a mix of talent. And Jo and Lisa recently asked if I would play a few songs at their wedding reception.

When Jo and I first met I was still playing a lot - to audiences. I suppose she thought I still was. Anyway, I sort of agreed, but then I wanted a bit of practice, where no one I knew would be watching.

So I decided to give it a go for a while. Didn't bank on Sherlock, PI, rumbling me quite so soon.





These are three of the songs Jo and Lisa have asked me to do. First one is quite upbeat. I don't play it quite this fast...





This next one, I don't think I have to put the words with it for you lot...and I don't play half as well as this guy. But I shall indeed be singing...




And finally, my favourite of all that they've asked me to do. Obviously I don't do it as beautifully as she sings...but, er...I try.

49 comments:

John H. D. Watson said...

Those are really beautiful, all of them.

pandabob said...

I think it is really very cool that you've been doing secret stuff like this, and I can only imagine how good a job you'll do of playing for Jo's wedding but I'm sure you'll do your friends proud :-)

Sorry Sherock rumbled you earlier than you hoped, if it matters, but it does give you a chance to show off to your man now ;-)

Greg Lestrade said...

Yeah, they are.

Don't worry, I can make them sound horrible :)

John H. D. Watson said...

Don't believe you. And clearly Jo and Lisa don't either. :P

Greg Lestrade said...

Jo is working with severely out-of-date data. And Lisa is just going along with her...

Still, it's only a few songs, and people will be doing Amazing Grace with me, and I'm sure it'll go okay.

REReader said...

These are all wonderful choices! I really, really wish we could hear you performing them. (But I understand that Jo and Lisa may well not want videos from their wedding all over the internet--some people like to do that, but I know plenty who feel it makes it all less personal.)

Greg Lestrade said...

Well at least I can sing them at John now it's not a secret.

John H. D. Watson said...

It'll go better than okay. You get applause at the pub, don't you? I can't imagine you don't even if I am very slightly biased in my assessment of your skills.

pandabob said...

I'm not jealous John I'm really not ;-)


RR - I really can't think of anything more creepy than a wedding video on the internet, do people really do that?

REReader said...

Yep, they do! Go to YouTube and search on wedding, you'll see.

Like you, it seems a bit odd to me. I mean, I can see putting up a locked video and sending invites to people from the family to see it, but just to pop it up there for the whole world? Well, clearly it makes some people happy, so...

Greg Lestrade said...

No one's thrown anything yet. The landlady still has punters after I'm done. And the dog doesn't howl. It's not exactly a standing ovation, but I'll take it ;)

John H. D. Watson said...

Can I come along next time?

Greg Lestrade said...

Yeah. You can. Just try to control yourself. I don't think the place is ready for groupies just yet ;) and don't feed the dog pork scratchings, he's not allowed them.

And don't talk to the woman who sits at the end of the bar and has frankly terrifying eyeshadow and sways a lot. Essentially she thinks any man who even looks at her is as good as asking her to bed. It's alarming.

John H. D. Watson said...

But I was going to bring underwear especially to throw at the stage...

Greg Lestrade said...

I'm fairly sure the dog isn't allowed to eat your boxers either... not unlike pork scratchings, right? Crunchy, hairy, salty... ;)

John H. D. Watson said...

He says he's going to play me love songs, but what do I actually get? My boxers impugned on the internet...

Greg Lestrade said...

I was just warning you! Wouldn't want you getting turfed out on yer ear for breaking house rules.

You can throw your boxers at me at the wedding. I've got to find some way of keeping all those bridesmaids away from you, marking you as mine... double the brides, apparently, means double the bridesmaids!

pandabob said...

Nothing says love like taking the mick out of your partners underwear ;-)

John H. D. Watson said...

I suspect Jo and Lisa might not appreciate that.

...Actually, they'd probably find it hilarious.

Greg Lestrade said...

Don't worry, you won't have time to go throwing your smalls about.

I told them that you and Sherlock would be my equivalent to Pan's People. Dancing around, livening up the floor, no-holds-barred, throwing shapes. We all know Sherlock has the moves... you can just copy him.

They thought that was a brilliant idea.

John H. D. Watson said...

A) I don't believe you for a second, and B) assuming I did, how come Mycroft doesn't have to join us?

Greg Lestrade said...

A) There's a B, so your A is invalid.

B) Mycroft has gravitas.

And can help set up the soundsystem :) job done.

John H. D. Watson said...

And you don't want him to change your ringtone again.

REReader said...

...I have to ask--what did he change it to the last time? :)

Greg Lestrade said...

He put bloody 'Chapel Of Love' on it when I went back to work after we got engaged and rang me about a 100 times that day!!

Sally only took pity on me and changed it back because the whole office starting humming/whistling/singing it and it was driving her nuts.

Anon Without A Name said...

Nice one, Mycroft :-)

John H. D. Watson said...

Ah, good times...

REReader said...

Hee hee hee hee hee!

Greg Lestrade said...

Right. That song is now going in your head.

And tomorrow I shall call you up and re-plant it at regular intervals.

Bed? I have a very busy day tomorrow of being generally yelled at and abused.

Is it still abuse when it's factually correct and accurate?? Is it all in the intention, rather than the accuracy?

John H. D. Watson said...

Bed sounds lovely. Shall I come and take you to lunch tomorrow as a break from being yelled at?

Greg Lestrade said...

Mmm, sounds good. Just call/text first. I'm conducting searches of premises, so not sure where I'll be/how long for. Depends if we find anything.

C'mon. Last one upstairs is a cockwomble. (another stout British insult there, for you 'Merkins. (yes, that's another, too.))

Anonymous said...

Cockwomble? Okay, now that's one I've actually never heard or seen before.

The songs are lovely, and I'm sure you'll do them very well. And I'll bet Sherlock will dance most wonderfully. (It's good practice for when he dances at your wedding!)

rsf

kholly said...

cockwomble

That's one I hadn't heard before.

Greg Lestrade said...

It's a useful term. Can sound almost affectionate...

Right, I'm off to dig through someone's house. Fun fun fun.

Small Hobbit said...

I hope the occupants refrain from making allegations about your character. And if they don't know that some of the allegations are factually correct then I think it still counts as abuse (on the basis that that's the intention).

Greg Lestrade said...

I always cringe a bit when I discover my suspect still lives at home.... it's no fun. Mum and Dad aren't happy.

pandabob said...

Oh poor mum and dad :-( I hope you find what you need quickly. :-)

Greg Lestrade said...

They're not the poor sort.

Greg Lestrade said...

That sounded a bit mean.

Lets just say they aren't the sort of people youd invite round for tea.

And primarily, it's my fault for arresting him, not his fault for killing someone. Etc.

pandabob said...

I thought that's what you meant, got to kind of feel sorry for the guy you've arrested if he's been brought up like that though. Not that that in anyway makes it ok to kill people I don't mean that I just think its sad.

have you escaped or still busy looking?

John H. D. Watson said...

About ready for lunch?

Greg Lestrade said...

Sorry, yeah. Were are you? I'm out East, can meet anywhere.

John H. D. Watson said...

Just getting out of krav maga. What about that Japanese place?

Greg Lestrade said...

Yeah, great. Be there in twenty or so, depending on traffic.

Are you all sweaty and bruised? Or did you survive unscathed?

John H. D. Watson said...

Possibly, somewhat. Not too bad though.

REReader said...

How are you liking the krav maga, John?

John H. D. Watson said...

I like it a lot. It's really challenging, mentally and physically.

REReader said...

:)

(I'm biased in favor of martial arts. I know it. But still, :) !)

pandabob said...

I'm glad you're enjoying the krav maga John :-)

I hope lunch was nice and that Sherlock is all excited about weekend now its Friday :-)

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