The drummer in our group is taking some initiative, which I am very glad about. I originally had requested his services only for two songs, but now he is playing for all four and that too with super dedication and interest. It is good to have him back!
Overall, I would say that the show will sound amateurish - I am wondering what I need to do to make it more professional. Left to myself, I believe I can give a better show with just playing some instrumental pieces. I have always wanted to do a tribute to all the great music directors of India by playing their songs on the piano in a connected fashion such that one tune seamlessly blends into the other. I should work on such a piece and give a performance sometime.
So we have two more weeks left. We have three more rehearsals to go, I think. Or may be two. I should rent the sound equipment soon. I have to take previous year's quote and find out whether I can get the equipment for the same price. I am getting some pressure from the organizers to find out whether I can accommodate everything within $550 - that's how much it cost last year. But when I enquired, I found out that last year's music lead had got all these music gear for a big discount, which I am not sure I'll get this year. So, in simple words, I don't know how much it would cost this year to rent the equipment and the studio. Oh man, last year was a nice performance and people were generally very cooperative. This year, people simply don't have the team spirit. I don't even know why some of them committed to this event. I can understand if people are busy, but then they should appreciate how much time everything takes - they always come up with requests as to how long the rehearsal session might take and whether they can take off in the afternoon, blah blah. How can I even answer such questions. Though I thought I have become aggressive, my recent experience tells me that I still don't want to step on anybody's toes or get on the bad books of anyone and I still remain kind and nice to people. But this can't go on forever of course. I hope people