This week is going to be very challenging and exciting at Green Gecko. We'll be rehearsing our songs and our moves for the Finale Concert which completes our teaching here. We'll be performing 5 songs, that the gecko kids wrote and recorded, as well as 'Crazy Dog' and a couple of other tunes. It's going to be a big event for the Gecko Kids, they'll get to invite their Cambodian parents along to the concert and show off their songs and their skills. I'm pretty nervous, just the logistics of everything is overwhelming.Stewart has been rehearsing the Green Gecko band which is comprised on Paou on bass, Bonton on Drums, Larn on keyboard, Neung and Vit on guitars. They're doing really well, but the time restraint due to a week off for public holidays has put a dent in our rehearsal time, so we're a little bit frantic, but as they say, if you make a mistake, just keep smiling....it's showbiz!
|Stew playing the 'Tickay'|
Last night we went out with Clem and the expat gang for our first experience of pub Khmer Karaoke at The Warehouse which is on 'Pub Street', I tell you what, not meaning to be rude, but it reminded me of a very bad open mic night! Stew and I did many duos including 'Jet plane', 'Feeling Groovy' and our show stopper 'Jackson' by Johnny Cash and a traditional khmer song we all joined in on. Lots of fun, pub karaoke here is pretty wild, it competes with some of the craziest pubs we've played at in the Northern Territory.
Ok, smell ya later, we're off to a picnic.... : )
snez & Stew