Saturday, April 19, 2008

The Private Dancer Singers

I thought I might need to lighten things up around here and finding some old videos on my hard drive gave me some perfect material.

In December 2006 I took a month-long sabbatical from my work and spent it living, crafting and loving my family in Chicago. At the end, I had to drive back to Atlanta but wound up being sicky the day I was leaving. So my wonderful sister Reem and her BFF Sarah offered to drive me back to Atlanta from Chicago.

It should be known that Reem and Sarah are known for their musical endeavours. The early days included them making their own videos - lip synced and choreographed of course - to the Spice Girls' classic, Wannabe. They pulled it together a bit more later on with their band The Cover Girls, playing songs like the Sex Pistols Anarchy in the UK and the Misfits' Skulls, as arranged for piano and cello that is. But the pièce de résistance was their senior recital when they performed on piano and cello Guns N' Roses' November Rain and we all held up lighters and got a little weepy. If you want to laugh really hard, go read about Reem's recent experience with a GN'R cover band.

I laid in the backseat for hours, drinking tea and whimpering for 736 miles while being chauffeured by two of the loveliest, most hilarious, best friends that exist. It was the best home-going ever.

Some funny things happened while crossing the Tennessee border. Here is video documentation of one of them:


Reem Tara said...

OMG!!!! So, this IS how I will get famous! Through my sister! I totals forgot about this. Thanks for reminding me how great we were that day. Oh the stories I could tell...

Reem Tara said...

I just remembered that I was losing my voice that day too and I think either you or Sarah kept warning me against singing because it would wreck me or something. This was my own personal form of rebellion. TO SING!!!!!!!! hahaha!

Charlotta said...

Sara - this is hilarious. Hope Reem and Sarah don't have any hopes of American Idol. I loved hearing you laugh happily. Charlotta