batyatoon: (ded from laff)
... TREE-ZILLA!

Someone please make sure the Ropers see this?

Those of you not sure who the Ropers are or why they should see this may wish to click here.)
batyatoon: (music: dandelion conspiracy)
"Iiiit's that time again!"

"Time to build a Jaeger out of a box of scraps?"


"Time to figure out rules 37 through 62?"


"Nooo. It's time for another New York / New Jersey area housefilk!"

This coming Sunday at the home of Ray Arnold. Details here. Feel free to boost the signal!
batyatoon: (gashlycrumb)
So my fever broke dramatically yesterday evening, leaving me damp and exhausted and still light-headed enough to find hilarity in singing fever has brooookeeeen to a possibly recognizeable tune. We decided to wait and see how I was feeling this morning before deciding, and the verdict was: while I am still not at 100%, [personal profile] sdelmonte and I have made it to Balticon after all!

I don't know how much filking I will be doing -- I plan to be nice to my throat and avoid singing at all tonight, at least; for the rest of the weekend, we will see how things go. If I can manage it, I will be backing up a certain bandmate of mine at her concert Sunday evening. :)

Internet folks: I hope to be back at my usual evening haunts by Monday night. Till then, be excellent to each other and don't set anything on fire that we can't replace. Love you all. <3
batyatoon: (music: dandelion conspiracy)
"Iiiit's that time again!"

"Time to make a pillow fort?"



"Time to sign a petition against earwax?"


"Nooo. It's time for another New York / New Jersey area housefilk!"

Details and RSVP here. Feel free to boost the signal!
batyatoon: (music: dandelion conspiracy)
Hey all! I am writing this at JFK airport, where in approximately 25 minutes I will be boarding a plane to San Jose for Consonance. I've never been to this particular con before, and am attending this year in order to sing backup for a certain awesome Interfilk Guest.

(Sadly, [personal profile] sdelmonte is not coming with me. Y'all be nice to him if he needs cheering up this weekend, okay?)

My email access will probably be reasonably reliable (depending on hotel wifi), but don't expect to see me online between now and Monday afternoon/evening.

Those of you who will be there: see you soon! Everybody else: have a great weekend, try not to burn down the internet while I'm gone, and see you when I see you.
batyatoon: (chibi!)
"Iiiit's that time again!"

"Time to throw candy?"



"Time to wax the cabbage?"


"Nooo. It's time for another New York / New Jersey area housefilk!"


Alas, I can't make this one on account of my niece's bat mitzvah, but: housefilk! Details and RSVP here. Feel free to boost the signal!
batyatoon: (music: dandelion conspiracy)
"Iiiit's that time again!"

"Time to make fun of Fox News?"



"Time to go dance with Ewoks?"


"Nooo. It's time for another New York / New Jersey area housefilk!"


Short notice, but come anyway! Details and RSVP here. Feel free to boost the signal!
batyatoon: (chibi!)
"Iiiit's that time again!"

"Time to iron our socks?"



"Time to sing about the pain of disco?"


"Nooo. It's time for another New York Area housefilk!"


Details and RSVP here. Feel free to boost the signal!

[In re: the pain of disco ... don't ask.]

home again

Jul. 1st, 2012 09:40 pm
batyatoon: (music: sing)
Home again, in more ways than one.

Alex and I got home from Concertino a little over an hour ago -- many thanks to [personal profile] scifantasy for giving us a lift both there and back.

And I've been to my first filk con -- my first con of any sort, and my first group filksing -- in over a year.

Damn it's good to be back.
batyatoon: (the world is quiet here)
Man, have I really not posted in here since September? *brushes dust off of random flat surfaces*

Things I could post about but haven't been:

  • Recipes! I have recently made, among other things: low-carb kishka, sugar-free and dairy-free chocolate ganache frosting, and whole-wheat sourdough bread stuffing.
  • Books! For some reason, this year I've been reading a lot more new things than I have in previous years. Including finally picking up the Hunger Games series, which oh my god, you guys.
  • Music! I have been living on the acapella offerings that my wonderful friendslist supplied me with back in the summer, further fortified by the various albums available on Spotify. (College acapella has changed some since I was in college. Everybody has vocal percussion now, apparently.)
  • TV! Doctor Who is on hiatus, Supernatural has not been making me as happy this year as it has in years past, and ... truth to tell, most of what I've been watching lately has been older stuff. Some of it much older, including original-series Who.
  • Writing! Seriously, did I never even post links to my purimgifts fics from last year? WTF, past me?
  • Work! ALWAYS FUN.
  • Homestuck! I got sucked into this webcomic about a year ago and have been mildly obsessed with it ever since. It is bizarre and amazing and there needs to be filk about it. Speaking of which:
  • How much I miss conventions and housefilks. But that's a sad topic. :(
  • Another sad topic: how much I miss my mother.


It's been getting better.

I was talking to somebody recently about why I haven't posted a lot, and it seems to be at least in part that I have lacked the energy to polish anything I write -- and the inclination to post anything I haven't polished. As my dear [livejournal.com profile] sdelmonte says: the perfect is the enemy of the good.

This post isn't perfect, but it's going up anyway.

Hi, gang. You know I love you.
batyatoon: (golden teeth and golden tones)
HEY GUYS. Want to know why this year's NorthEast Floating Filk Con (Contata 6 / NEFilk 21) is going to be raw hammered rock-the-house awesome?

Of course you do! And there are so many, many reasons. There's our widely acclaimed con suite and our traditional chocolate-tasting party, but you know about those if you've been to Contata in recent years. There's our amazing guest lineup for this year, including the incomparable Judi Miller and the incredible Tom Smith, but you know about those if you've looked at our website linked above.

But what you may not know, and what I am here (belatedly) to tell you, is that this year's Contata is going to be witness to something that hasn't been seen since 1987:

The Rocky Horror Muppet Show.

Yes, you heard me.

Details here!



P.S.: I'm playing Gonzo.
batyatoon: (music: dandelion conspiracy)
"Iiiit's that time again!"

"Time to make s'mores?"



"Nooo. It's time for another --"

"Wait, what do you mean no? I'm pretty sure it's time to make s'mores."


"Yeah!"



"... okay, maybe. But it's ALSO time for another New York area housefilk!"

Sunday, February 27 in Jersey City, New Jersey. Details and RSVP here!
batyatoon: (festival of lights)
Well, we're back from our Israel trip! And tonight is the first night of Chanukah. Possibly more on those topics later, but for now ...

"Iiiit's that time again!"

"Time to spin the dreidel?"



"Time to make the jelly donuts?"


"Nooo. It's time for another New York Area housefilk!"


Sunday, December 12, at Witts' End, the Queens home of [livejournal.com profile] sdelmonte and [livejournal.com profile] batyatoon. The festivities will run from 1 pm to approximately 5 pm. The address is 144-32 71st Road, accessible from the LIE and GCP, and by subway and bus.

Interested? Reply to this post and let us know. And feel free to boost the signal!

Need directions? E-mail Alex at simondelmonte at gmail dot com.

OVFF

Oct. 22nd, 2010 05:52 pm
batyatoon: (heroes: boom.)
Here at the Ohio Valley Filk Festival. In about half an hour, Sabbath starts; in a couple of hours, I will be performing Gabriel Gray's Song in the Pegasus Nominees concert. this is the second time I should not be this nervous. ohgod.

Those of you who are/will be at the con: see you soon if I haven't already! (Those of you who aren't but wanted to be: I miss you. *many, many hugs*)

I will not be online more than sporadically between now and Monday afternoon/evening. See you all when I see you. Don't blow up the internets while I'm gone. <3
batyatoon: (music: sing)
So those of you who are following such things probably already know that the Pegasus ballot went live this weekend.

The rest of you may want to take a quick look at it. Because, um.

I'm on it again. Twice.

Nominated for Best Filksong ("Gabriel Gray's Song" again) and for Best Writer/Composer.

STILL A LITTLE GOBSMACKED OMG.




Also so many great friends of mine are up for awards this year! And so many other people I admire. Congratulations all around, you guys, and I'm looking forward to seeing you in October.
batyatoon: (music: I meant to do that)
"Iiiit's that time again!"

"Time to consult the psychic octopus?"



"Time to light out for the territories?"


"Nooo. It's time for another New York Area housefilk!"

Sunday, July 25 in Kew Gardens Hills in Queens, New York, at Witts' End (also known as the home of [livejournal.com profile] sdelmonte and [livejournal.com profile] batyatoon). Details and RSVP here!
batyatoon: (Lady Mondegreen)
Off to the wilds of Chicago for DucKon, where I will be performing as part of Lady Mondegreen -- and otherwise enjoying what promises to be a really stellar filk track.

Be back Monday evening, may have sporadic 'net access between now and then.

Catch you later, all!
batyatoon: (Lady Mondegreen)
I really should announce these things farther in advance....

Alex and I are going to be at Duckon on June 18-20, where I will be performing as part of Lady Mondegreen on Saturday at 3pm. IT'S GONNA BE AWESOME.

We're currently scheduled to be in Chicago through that Monday, and might even have a chance to get in some sightseeing. Here's hoping; I haven't been to Chicago proper since I was a very wee Batya indeed.



ETA: Sadly, this means we're not going to make Conterpoint this year. Woe and alas.
batyatoon: (chibi!)
Home from OVFF as of last night.

Con was awesome -- I did not win the Pegasus but I almost don't care, because I gave a kickass performance of "Gabriel Gray's Song" and got to rake in the praise of my peers and my idols all weekend. Plus also got to perform "Creatures of Dream" while Luke Ski was in the circle to hear it, which I've wanted to do pretty much since I wrote it.

Con was also, in a different way, very good for our general mental/emotional well-being right now. As Alex has said: this is the con that saved our sanity in October of 2001, and it's done it again this year. To all those who offered comfort and/or distraction and/or just being there: thank you.

What con was not good for was catching up on friendslist. I'm at skip=200 right now and that only takes me back as far as Friday morning, and I was already behind on Friday morning. So if there's anything important that I missed last week, please drop me a note and link me to it?

*flops over*

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