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Offline dcstudio

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me playing the piano on the news!! VIDEO
« on: February 26, 2016, 05:29:52 AM »
I am performing so it's in performance.

I don't care if I sound like I am bragging... I am. ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

this is too cool.   so I am in my dressing room 10 minutes till showtime...    the stage manager comes and knocks on my door and tells me the news wants to know if they can interview us...


check it out...  seriously this was the best gig EVER!!!

http://www.wxxv25.com/2016/02/25/ocean-springs-sings-the-blues/


I am pretty high on life right now. :)

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Re: me playing the piano on the news!! VIDEO
«Reply #1 on: February 26, 2016, 06:17:29 AM »
NOW WE ALL KNOW WHAT YOU LOOK LIKE HA

Congrats! :]
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Re: me playing the piano on the news!! VIDEO
«Reply #2 on: February 26, 2016, 08:21:06 AM »
I already knew how she looked like.  Congrats ! Great job wish I had been there
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Re: me playing the piano on the news!! VIDEO
«Reply #3 on: February 26, 2016, 12:19:58 PM »
Laurie, you looked great! I loved your outfit and make-up! Congratulations and enjoy "the high" - it is such a pleasant feeling! Only got to feel it once but I know it is the prize worth to work long hours for it:D
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Re: me playing the piano on the news!! VIDEO
«Reply #4 on: February 26, 2016, 03:52:21 PM »
Thats really great, im happy for you

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Re: me playing the piano on the news!! VIDEO
«Reply #5 on: February 26, 2016, 04:28:26 PM »
Congrats!

Was there a particular reason to position the piano like that?
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Re: me playing the piano on the news!! VIDEO
«Reply #6 on: February 26, 2016, 04:40:16 PM »

 :D :D :D

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Re: me playing the piano on the news!! VIDEO
«Reply #7 on: February 26, 2016, 05:41:17 PM »
Congrats!

Was there a particular reason to position the piano like that?

LOL... that was so screwed up... but I was so high from having just been interviewed I didn't care.

acoustic issues, white noise and feedback from the mic dictated the exact position of that piano....  the tech dir tried everything.  short stick, flap down--whatever... that was the sweet spot...  man did it ever mess with my neck trying to sing into the boom mic play and face the audience.   Gonna have to reconfigure some stuff there for the next show--gotta feeling they are going to bring in the A team next time.  
They are already after me to send in my proposal for the next concert...this was more coverage than they have had in a while...  



The dress was my 15 yr old daughter's homecoming dance outfit.  I dropped 30 lbs in the last two months and nothing I had fit.   It was a bangin dress though.   :)  

well now all of you know...if you didn't already... that I am exactly who I say I am... it's says so on the news. LOL  anyone who thought I was downplaying my own performance anxiety--this was my very first concert... there is no fear on my face.


THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!! all of you for your well-wishes.   I am so glad that I could share this with you guys.   Not a lot of people I know personally can relate to this kind of thing.   I was no child prodigy pianist... some of you here are far more advanced than I was at your age.  

being a professional pianist (in whatever capacity you so choose) is well within the realm of possibility if you are willing to commit.   the rewards you will receive if you stick with it for decades are indescribable.


ok so I will quit preaching now...LOL

I AM SO HAPPY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ;D 8) ;D 8) how cool am I at 51 years old.








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Re: me playing the piano on the news!! VIDEO
«Reply #8 on: February 26, 2016, 07:23:19 PM »
Laurie, you looked great! I loved your outfit and make-up! Congratulations and enjoy "the high" - it is such a pleasant feeling! Only got to feel it once but I know it is the prize worth to work long hours for it:D

I AM QUOTING YOU FOR MY 2000th post. :)

THANK YOU!

I thought you should know...  that was a kawai grand I was playing.  Every time I looked at the name I thought of you...  I was thinking about how you said you felt like a princess in that dress you wore to your recital..   I thought about all of the folks here posting while I was out there playing... funny that PS was actually on my mind while I sat on stage very aware of the blinking red light from the camera that seemed to slice right through the blinding stage lights. btw as far as how I played...believe it or not... I don't remember missing a thing.  My husband didn't give me the evil eye  ::) once the whole night... I don't think that has ever happened.

 I felt amazing... I have not looked this good in years.  I am so glad I went with the heels instead of the flats--I like the shot of my feet. :) 

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Re: me playing the piano on the news!! VIDEO
«Reply #9 on: February 26, 2016, 11:13:09 PM »
Didnt know you are famous. You look like a celeb.

You look totally different from the youtube where you go "moonlight sonata....THIRD MOVEMENT"
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Re: me playing the piano on the news!! VIDEO
«Reply #10 on: February 27, 2016, 12:33:34 AM »
I am so glad I went with the heels instead of the flats--I like the shot of my feet. :)  

Haha, that is really funny because I liked this shot too and thought to myself: Oh, she was wearing heels ;)

that was a kawai grand I was playing.  Every time I looked at the name I thought of you...  I was thinking about how you said you felt like a princess in that dress you wore to your recital..  


I feel honored to have played some part in your flawless performance  ;):D


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Re: me playing the piano on the news!! VIDEO
«Reply #11 on: February 27, 2016, 06:42:28 AM »
Didnt know you are famous. You look like a celeb.

You look totally different from the youtube where you go "moonlight sonata....THIRD MOVEMENT"


  8)..just got a little publicity and now I am hoping to parlay it into a solid gig... and God Bless you for saying that. :D

and it's funny you should mention that video... I was not in a good place then.   In fact my entire life kinda went into total chaos shortly after I posted that... maybe as punishment for that very flawed performance...yikes.   It occurred to me as I walked outside the stage door to be interviewed by the local tv gal just how far I had come from almost that exact day nearly 3 years ago. You are right... I do look way different.. and that's a good thing.  ;D thanks.


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Re: me playing the piano on the news!! VIDEO
«Reply #12 on: February 27, 2016, 08:58:38 AM »
I am performing so it's in performance.

I don't care if I sound like I am bragging... I am. ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

this is too cool.   so I am in my dressing room 10 minutes till showtime...    the stage manager comes and knocks on my door and tells me the news wants to know if they can interview us...


check it out...  seriously this was the best gig EVER!!!

http://www.wxxv25.com/2016/02/25/ocean-springs-sings-the-blues/


I am pretty high on life right now. :)

Being on the news for a good reason is quite an accomplishment. Inhale and enjoy

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Re: me playing the piano on the news!! VIDEO
«Reply #13 on: February 27, 2016, 09:27:27 AM »
She has some nice legs and has aged well.

Offline dcstudio

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Re: me playing the piano on the news!! VIDEO
«Reply #14 on: February 28, 2016, 08:28:26 AM »
She has some nice legs and has aged well.

wow... that is the nicest thing I have ever heard you say to anyone here... I am honored.

are my legs nice enough to get me a mention in the attractive pianist thread...??  lol.

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Re: me playing the piano on the news!! VIDEO
«Reply #15 on: February 28, 2016, 11:42:06 AM »
dcstudio, you'd better enjoy the compliment and let it be before he gets indecent and this thread ends like we all know how;D ;)
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Re: me playing the piano on the news!! VIDEO
«Reply #16 on: February 28, 2016, 12:52:38 PM »
Well done, one of those "moments to savour"!

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Re: me playing the piano on the news!! VIDEO
«Reply #17 on: February 29, 2016, 12:11:58 AM »
wow... that is the nicest thing I have ever heard you say to anyone here... I am honored.

are my legs nice enough to get me a mention in the attractive pianist thread...??  lol.
how much do you charge per night?

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Re: me playing the piano on the news!! VIDEO
«Reply #18 on: February 29, 2016, 03:27:52 AM »
how much do you charge per night?

for what exactly?  :-* lol


sorry I am not sure if you are making a serious inquiry or setting me up for a comeback.. you do
have your reputation you know.   


@ Ronde thanks!  more shows in the works..

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Re: me playing the piano on the news!! VIDEO
«Reply #19 on: February 29, 2016, 10:05:05 PM »
Wow that is cool, congrats

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Re: me playing the piano on the news!! VIDEO
«Reply #20 on: March 01, 2016, 04:47:09 PM »
THAT
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AWESOME!!! :D
youtube.com/noahjohnsonpiano

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Re: me playing the piano on the news!! VIDEO
«Reply #21 on: March 01, 2016, 06:09:38 PM »
THAT
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AWESOME!!! :D

 8) the future's so bright--I gotta wear shades.

thanks Noah!  see you out on the concert circuit.

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Re: me playing the piano on the news!! VIDEO
«Reply #22 on: March 06, 2016, 05:07:37 PM »
Congrats!  ;D Such a wonderful thing to be able to share what you love with other people.

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Re: me playing the piano on the news!! VIDEO
«Reply #23 on: March 17, 2016, 05:34:01 AM »
Wow, congrats! "YouTube sensation"

You looked and sounded great during the interview. I wish they had shared some audio of your performance, but it looked good!  :)

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Re: me playing the piano on the news!! VIDEO
«Reply #24 on: March 17, 2016, 01:36:56 PM »
Wow, congrats! "YouTube sensation"

You looked and sounded great during the interview. I wish they had shared some audio of your performance, but it looked good!  :)

Yes I was hoping for audio as well, but at least this does prove a point I make often around here...

how well you play is not the one-and-only single most important aspect of your success as a musician--that's for sure.   

and thanks!    ;D ;D ;D