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In other news, I was invited to join
a garage band, and here we are at
our first rehearsal.

So fun!
I sing backup and some lead,
and the players are awesome.
We have no name yet, and our
aspirations are to play a brat tent
perhaps even this summer.
I will keep you posted with performance dates.



This was part of our pre-rehearsal meal.

Just the best bruschetta at Francesca’s.

The wedding singers have moved up to
garage band status, mama!

Peace to you right where you are.




  1. July 24, 2012 / 12:04 am

    You are so darling, Michele. You have to make a video clip for us.
    The bruschetta looks amazing.

  2. July 24, 2012 / 1:41 am

    How fun! My 11 year old is in a garage band that actually gets lots of gigs. I keep asking if I can sing with them, but they just laugh. Guess it's not cool to have a mom in the band 🙂

  3. July 24, 2012 / 1:43 am

    ya, but those 11-year olds won't get our beer garden gig, right? oh crap. we better add some extra rehearsals.


  4. July 24, 2012 / 10:34 am

    Wait a red hot minute…… are cool, have the best arms, cook, sell gorgeous baubles, are witty like no ones business AND now you are in a band????

    I am jealous. AND a band that offers up decadent italian dinners pre lifes not fair. You rock Michele, and now apparently I mean this both literally and figuratively…:)

  5. Anonymous
    July 24, 2012 / 3:15 pm

    I'm going to second Teresa and Tina:
    1) You must post a video clip
    2) You are unreal!
    And if that's the kind of food one is treated to when one is in a band, perhaps I should join one…
    Hope you are having a lovely week! XO

  6. July 24, 2012 / 3:59 pm

    I'm with Tina and everyone else…YOU ROCK, no pun intended. I can't believe how freaking talented you are…you go girl!


  7. July 24, 2012 / 5:24 pm

    you haven't heard us sing yet, dudes! don't get your hopes way up there. i'm wedding singer caliber but my heart is in it and i began performing at 4 years old up on a folding chair to reach the mic. in high school i was sarah brown in guys and dolls which was a dream but this garage band is making one of my midlife dreams come true as sappy as it sounds.


  8. July 24, 2012 / 9:37 pm

    GGAAAAH! My computer is not loading the pictures from this post! I want to see! I'm gonna have to come back when i get home ..


  9. July 24, 2012 / 10:31 pm

    You are FULL of surprises! Good for you. And I agree with the other comments – if I got bruschetta like that I'd do just about anything!

  10. July 24, 2012 / 11:13 pm

    That's so cool! You look cute as any anything. You remind me of that pretty singer in the band Gotye, where they sing "Somebody that i used to know" … and they're all playing the same guitar. The whole thing sounds like great fun, and what the heck is a brat tent, am i that out of the loop!? Plus… oh man, does that Bruschetta look good!


  11. July 25, 2012 / 12:02 am

    it's a bratwurst tent! i forgot that maybe it's a midwestern thing!


  12. July 25, 2012 / 12:24 am

    Whoa!! How cool is this?! .. you can sing too?! Sounds like lots of fun and the bruschetta looks delicious 🙂

    Keep us posted as to when the first CD comes out!


  13. July 25, 2012 / 4:51 am

    Looks like a lot of fun- haven't seen a garage band since I was in high school! Not giving my age away… but it was a while back.

  14. July 25, 2012 / 12:40 pm

    come on michele, what other talents do you have, this is amazing!
    we were at a summer dance last saturday and i told my husband, "i wish i could sing, that looks like such fun!" as i gazed longingly at the singer. GOOD FOR YOU!

    that was cute about the brat tent, must not be known out of the midwest.

    ok my friend, do a video (even of practice!!!) and let us know your schedule, i just might come

  15. July 26, 2012 / 11:11 am

    LOVE that you
    are having fun
    and following
    your creativity ~
    no matter where
    it takes you. You
    are awesome, mama!!

    xo Suzanne

  16. July 27, 2012 / 10:38 am

    This is awesome. I sing for a trip-hop Jazz band too and I didn't know you sing lead and backup!!! Melodious lovely? Fab.

  17. July 29, 2012 / 3:42 pm

    WTF….you are a rock star?????
    Shut Up.

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