Una Semana Para Recordar

20 Feb

Photo by Ernichan

English below Spanish.

Esta semana pasada fue muy agitada para mi y mis compañeros. Se acercaba el día de San Valentín y en coordinación con la profesora de música, Christine, y la directora ejecutiva del Day Worker Center, Sra. Maria, se acordó hacer una actividad a todo dar: un almuerzo y una actuación musical donde se incluiría una variedad de canciones como “The Last Kiss”, “As Tears Go By”, “Guantanamera”, “La Bamba”, etc. Las cuales tuvimos que ensayarlas muy fuerte con el grupo musical y en algunos momentos, estresante. Llegó el gran día, 14 de febrero. Se preparó el banquete a las 12pm y al terminar el almuerzo, se dio paso a los numeros musicales preparados por nosotros. Creo que fue una actuación regular, pero eso no acabó ahí. En esa misma noche tuvimos nuestra prueba de fuego, tocar en el prestigioso restaurante Los Charros de Mountain View, CA. Creo que allá fuimos más resueltos, con más confianza, sin nervios, e hicimos una buena actuación. Tanto es así que hicimos tres rondas de las canciones. Una grata experiencia especialmente para mi y ya que por más de 30 años no tocaba la guitarra, pero creo todo salió bien.

Photo by Ernichan

A Week to Remember

This past week was very busy for me and my fellow workers. Valentine’s Day was getting closer, and together with the music teacher, Christine, and the executive director of the Day Worker Center, Sra. Maria, we went all out in putting together an activity: a lunch and musical performance in which such songs as “The Last Kiss”, “As Tears Go By”, “Guantanamera”, “La Bamba”, etc would be included. We had to rehearse these very hard as a musical group, which was in some moments stressful. The day finally arrived, February 14th. The banquet was prepared at 12pm, and upon finishing lunch, it was time for the musical numbers we had prepared. I think it was an okay performance, but it didn’t end there. That same night we had our trial by fire, play at the prestigious restaurant of Los Charros in Mountain View, CA. I think that there we were more determined, with more confidence, no nerves, and we gave a good performance. So good that we did three rounds of songs. It was a pleasant experience especially for me, since I hadn’t played guitar for more than 30 years, but I think everything went well.

One Response to “Una Semana Para Recordar”

  1. Elliot Margolies February 21, 2012 at 4:11 am #

    I am determined to see the next performance. It sounds great.

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