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I Cannot Make My Life Up

So it's officially decided. In a couple of weeks, I will be playing my gaohu at a friend's shape-note themed wedding. Really. Because apparently she was chatting with her wedding music guru, who knows about shape-note singing, and the wedding music guru happened to mention offhandedly that she had once seen someone playing the shape-note hymn "Restoration" on the gaohu, and it was amazing, and whaddaya know, my friend not only has a shape-note group at her disposal to sing at her wedding, but that group also contains a gaohu player. What were the odds?

If I tried to write fiction featuring this plot twist, you'd all laugh at me for being unrealistic.

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jelazakazone
Apr. 26th, 2013 02:45 am (UTC)
I love this story. It is perfection.
frenchpony
Apr. 26th, 2013 02:58 am (UTC)
Not quite perfection. Perfection will be on the day of the wedding, when it all actually happens!
marta_bee
Apr. 26th, 2013 05:10 am (UTC)
I know that feeling. Honestly, sometimes life is so nuts - who could believe it's real?
frenchpony
Apr. 26th, 2013 11:08 am (UTC)
It's true. You really never know what's going to come up, but odds are it'll be pretty interesting.
dawtheminstrel
Apr. 26th, 2013 11:06 am (UTC)
Now there's a wedding story you don't hear every day.
frenchpony
Apr. 26th, 2013 11:09 am (UTC)
And this won't even be the most unusual wedding I've ever attended, either.
elliska
Apr. 26th, 2013 11:59 am (UTC)
That is great! Most people cannot claim to have ever even heard of shape-note hymns or gaohus. Break a leg! (I'd be so nervous).
frenchpony
Apr. 26th, 2013 12:07 pm (UTC)
Musically, it'll be a wedding to remember, that's for sure! I may also play a few Chinese tunes after the ceremony. Not sure how long we'll have after the recessional while the guests are still milling around. But I am sure that I will spend quite a bit of that time explaining my gaohu to people.
dot_o_choillmor
Apr. 26th, 2013 07:30 pm (UTC)
I'll, er, keep you in mind if I ever get married ;-)
frenchpony
Apr. 27th, 2013 01:35 am (UTC)
It's a good excuse to stay single, you know.
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