Keith R.A. DeCandido (kradical) wrote,
Keith R.A. DeCandido

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Monday at Balticon

This has been a nice, relaxing show. It's been weird and different -- but also nice -- to be attending a convention as a virtual civilian. I'm only here as Krad the Obscure, Boogie Knights percussionist, so aside from the concert itself, I got to just hang out with folks and relax and enjoy myself. I got to hang out with (among others) Pat Thomas, nightwolfwriter, louiseroho, C.J. Henderson, suricattus, vincam, hughcasey, wrenn, cypherindigo, itsallmishegoss, Neal and Tina, Marty Gear, Pete Heck, Jane Jewell, Chuck (whose last name I don't recall), various and sundry Boogie Knights fans too numerous to list here (but who all rock), and other people I've forgotten because I'm stupid.

The concert itself was excellent. Our two debut songs were a big hit. They included "Outlaw Band of Thieves" (a parody of Cher's "Gypsies, Tramps, and Thieves," about Maid Marian and Robin Hood) and "Wanted: Harem Guard" (a parody of Billy Ray Cyrus's "Achy-Breaky Heart," about a person who is all for his new job as a harem guard right up until he finds out about the castration prerequisite). I fucked up the recorder solo on "Works Like a Charm," which irritated me (my fingers were in the wrong place), but otherwise, we were right on. (Okay, we dissolved into giggles while doing a kazoo bit on "Jousting," but that was forgivable under the circs....)

I've also gotten some work done -- I've started Chapter 5 (the last chapter) of StarCraft: Ghost Academy Volume 1, and I also got Rockne O'Bannon's plot for the next Farscape miniseries after Gone and Back, which is going to be SO COOL! *grin*

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