Lots to say, but too tired to be articulate…

9 Aug

I have so much to tell you, but I’m tired…so very, very tired. My venue has Sundays off, for which I am extraordinarily grateful. Sitting on a couch (which is draped in a spread of dubious colour to hide the dubious colour of the lounge), flicking around the interwebs and listening to The Archers. (rock and roll? we has it)

I’m pleased. Extraordinarily pleased. For all sorts of reasons I will tell you about eventually, but am too tired to tell you about now. For now, suffice to say, still love my script and I’ve had lovely, gorgeous people in my audience.

On the matter of audience and getting one to come along…I made a good decision back there when I decided that if I was going to come to Edinburgh to have a look around, I may as well bring my own show. Honestly, if I’d come just to have a look like I originally planned, I would never have brought my own show.

I was completely unprepared for the…erm…exuberance of the Royal Mile. It’s just amazing down there. The thought and energy that people put in to selling their shows (okay, so getting around in your underwear isn’t that thoughtful, but there’s lots more than that). Looking at it, I feel all at once overwhelmed and inadequate and it would have scared me off if I had given myself an opportunity to think about it. Now, I look at it and think, ‘My goodness me, I’m part of this.’

All of this is not completely unrelated to the following brilliant sentence I read on Pen’s blog earlier today:
“So here is my advice to budding researchers – ask yourself a question you really want to know the answer to, not a question that fits what you think you can find out.”

And now, from my window, I can see a truck, the tray of which is overflowing with people banging on drums. At the insistence of eldest child we’re back to Our Dynamic Earth today, then Still Breathing which I think my boys will love.

PS Sorry I can’t show you any photos just now, but I don’t have enough byte in my giga. Shall see if I can find a coffee shop that sells good coffee and has wireless at the same time that I have both my computer and my camera in my bag.

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12 Responses to “Lots to say, but too tired to be articulate…”

  1. tut-tut August 9, 2009 at 9:06 pm #

    I am looking forward to seeing/reading more!

  2. meli August 9, 2009 at 10:49 pm #

    it sounds so brilliant! well done!

  3. Isabelle August 10, 2009 at 2:37 am #

    Congratulations! Glad it’s going well.

    Just for the record, I’ve never gone to anything I’ve been flyered for unless I’ve been thinking of going to it anyway. But then I’m usually an Edinburgh person trying to get from A to B and having difficulty because of all those people trying to persuade me to go to their shows.

    See you on Tuesday!

  4. fifi August 10, 2009 at 4:13 am #

    oh, I wish I could come!!!
    Bonne Chance!!

  5. Zoe August 10, 2009 at 7:21 am #

    Me too.

    Isn’t it nice when you’re already glad you’ve done the really hard and possibly stupid thing, rather than waiting years to find out it was worth it?

  6. Deborah August 10, 2009 at 7:40 am #

    I’m so pleased your show has gone so well. Will you be bringing it to Adelaide next year? Please?

  7. mary August 10, 2009 at 10:17 am #

    You must be exhausted – elated and tired and just flying right now..

    Continue to go well …

  8. Pen August 10, 2009 at 1:58 pm #

    Looking forward to hearing as much about it as you have energy to tell. Canberra could use some good comedy, and is very librarian-friendly…

  9. 16 Weeks Pregnant August 10, 2009 at 3:59 pm #

    Well done!

  10. The Coffee Lady August 10, 2009 at 11:32 pm #

    I look forward to reading about it!

  11. Kath Lockett August 11, 2009 at 7:25 am #

    I’ve gone to a flyered show or three via the Adelaide Fringe, so I’d certainly listen to a kid telling me that his Mum was hilarious.

    Like the rest of your fans above, I’ll be waiting for more details. You’re LIVIN’ THE DREAM baby!

  12. Isabelle August 12, 2009 at 1:56 am #

    Well, now I’ve been and heard you and you were great! Surreal and amazing with great rhythms and quite rhymey – not at all what I expected. Well done you! See you on Thursday.

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