Wednesday, 20 May 2020

FIRST GIG - 100 word story

When I was a youngster, my friend and I formed a band. I will never forget our first - and last - gig!


PHOTO PROMPT © CEAyr


FIRST GIG


“We've done it, Moira. We've got our first gig.” Sandy's eyes shone.
“What? You put us forward for the concert? But this is just a hobby. We can't go public.”
“D'Neem is ready to fly!”
“They won't even 'get' our name.”
Sandy frowned. “We agreed it's a clever take on where Denim was invented.”
“And we're still learning to sing in harmony.”
“Enough with the negative vibes, girl. We need to rehearse our set.”
Moira picked up her guitar with dread. Why hadn't she told her sweet, oblivious friend that she was tone deaf?


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51 comments:

  1. Even "white" lies have consequences

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    1. Indeed, but she never dreamt her friend would try to take things beyond a fun hobby.

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  2. Dear Susan,

    This band might be destined for something, but it's not greatness. ;) Love this.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    1. No, it looks like Moira is going to have a find a way to let her friend down gently.

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  3. Hasn't stopped a whole lot of rock bands!

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  4. Oh that would be horrifying because if I was asked to sing, the dogs and cats would be coming from all directons.

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    1. Fortunately (or unfortunately) Sandy has no idea that she can't sing. Thanks for commenting, Birgit.

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  5. I remember Big Andy and I had a band, just the two of us, guitars and voices.
    Only one of us could play guitar and only one of us could sing.
    Neither was me.

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    1. Oh, that made me laugh. I was the very mediocre guitarist and my friend was 'the voice' in our band. :)

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  6. Is there anyone who hasn't had this dream when they were younger? Alas, I fall into the tone deaf category as well!

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    1. You couldn't call yourself a cool teenager if you didn't have those fantasies.

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  7. First and last gig... yeah... Too many out there ;) On the other hand, have seen some phenomenal instrumentalists that couldn't sing a note on key to save themselves.

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    1. Ah, the dreams. Moira needs to convince Sandy to keep things real.

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  8. Oh dear oh dear! They are heading for major embarrassment! And if her friend hasn't realised she's tone deaf, they probably both are!

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    1. Moira is going to have to find a way to get out of the gig!

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  9. Ah well, it's a memory that they can laugh about later -- and use for a (Friday) fictional story! :)

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    1. He he - well fortunately neither of us were tone deaf, but we weren't destined for greatness either!

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  10. At least they tried. I was always too shy to put together a band or anything. I did take singing lessons though. She said I was good... as long as I was paying.

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  11. Oh, my...that will present a problem!
    Ronda

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    1. Yes, I think Moira is going to have to let Sandy down gently.

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  12. Ah, just go for it! Never mind what happens - enthusiasm counts for a lot! And when in doubt - shout!

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  13. I did one better... I dated the drummer ;-)

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    1. Ha ha - coincidence! I dated a drummer too in my youth. :)

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  14. Ah youthful dreams. I miss those. I don't miss the dread though!

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    1. My co-band member had a great voice and mine wasn't bad, but sadly we weren't good enough musicians.

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  15. Looking back on some of the girl bands, I don't think being tone deaf was considered too much of a handicap at one time. :) I'm sure you're glad you didn't pursue that career.

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    1. Oh, in the real life story neither of us was tone deaf and although we disbanded our band, we continued to sing in public in amateur theatre and choirs. I even went on to learn opera singing. :)

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  16. Well, the Spice Girls made it big so my not D'Neem?

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    1. Ha ha - naughty, naughty. (Mind you the Spice Girls was a phenomena I missed entirely!)

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  17. This one made me smile. My dad was tone deaf, but he could carry the melody of any song he knew. You just couldn't ask him to harmonize. He didn't get it :)

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  18. i'd say just do it. better than constantly living with "what if."

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    1. You might be right in certain circumstances - but if Moira knows her friend can't sing, they're not going to be a smash hit, are they? :)

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  19. Ha! What fun ... or not. Thanks for sharing this wee bit of your history.

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    1. Thanks, Alicia - the story is only loosely based my own experience. In the real story, we could both hold a tune. :)

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  20. all i can say is good luck. :)

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  21. I always wanted to do that! Hey, I could more or less manage three chords... :-)

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    1. I taught myself to play the guitar but although I could play simple songs, I never became very proficient and sadly D'Neem wasn't destined for great things. :)

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  22. Well, you can at least say that this is checked off on your bucket list! :)

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    1. He he - as a fledgling folk group yes, indeed! But we both continued singing in amateur theatre and choirs. Neither of us was tone deaf - I changed the details to make the story humorous. :)

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    1. Oh dear, I wanted you to see this as a tragic comedy rather than only sad.

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  24. It's always those little things which come back to bite us hardest. I enjoyed this Susan, very amusing.

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    1. Thanks, Michael - glad to know you enjoyed it.

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  25. Every youngsters dream. But the bubble may burst sooner than later.

    But indeed worth a try and worth all the fun.

    I enjoyed reading this one, Susan. Took me back to my older one's school band days. She was the vocalist. Not tone deaf though. Lol!

    https://natashamusing.com/2020/05/a-star-is-born-fridayfictioneers-fridayfotofiction/

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    1. Yes, we all have our dreams! Thanks for commenting, Natasha.

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