Love by List: More on MODEL LOVE
This week, another round of changes on Facebook set that site's social media community on edge. As FB members scramble to sort out how to turn off the ticker, the Model Lovelies have been forging ahead and I'm happy to say: we just keep getting better! Sunday's orchestra read-through went well. Up until now, we've had nothing but midi files from David to listen to in preparing these songs. While those files were helpful in getting an outline of the piece, they can't capture the range of colors and textures that emerge when the full ensemble comes together: smoky, dirty, dreamy, tender, edgy, and just a bit quirky, MODEL LOVE has it all. I left the rehearsal room feeling much like you might after a good date: a smile on my face, my interest piqued, and my appetite whetted to know more.
Staging rehearsals continue to satisfy. As we map-out blocking and refine our gestures, themes begin to emerge: of frustrated desires and missed opportunities, of longing and the inability to connect. With this week's infamous FB changes fresh in everyone's minds, I can't help but think how right MODEL LOVE is for this moment. Take these lines from Greg Gerbrandt's fantastic number "Love by List," for example:
You're new to my list of acquaintances
let us list the things we have in common.
I like your lists - here is a list of good points I've spotted
here is a list of things for us to say, and a list of other lists that
will come in handy.
I love you, see under list no. 14
You are not responding correctly
have you read your lists? Here is a
list of things you are doing wrong.
To which I say: do something right. Get off Facebook for an evening and come on out to MODEL LOVE on October 2nd! I promise you won't regret it...