We've all been pretty busy in Juana Ghani. Our mandolin player married our bass drummer (who is also our amazingly beautiful golden belly dancer). We found a fabulous euphonium player. We played our first shows and received wonderful responses from our audiences. We lost our new euphonium player to the University in Ann Arbor, Michigan. And we've made some great connections and are planning some incredible shows after the first of the year.
Speaking of shows, we received a nice little surprise the day after our show at Liquid Joe's in the shape of a fabulous review written by Stephanie Novak of WHEN SHE SPEAKS I HEAR THE REVOLUTION. You can read it HERE.
The new website is live now! HTTP://JUANAGHANI.COM Events, music, this blog, photos ... the works! Some pages are still under construction, but there's enough there right now to keep you well informed and full of music.
Time for me to get back to these last minute holiday errands. This is a bit insane, this waiting until the last minute, don't ya think? Until next time, here are a few of my favorite things (now that song's in your head, huh?):
- Pepperlane Blackberry Buzz Jalapeño Preserves -- http://pepperlane.com -- Sweet blackberry jam with a surprising kick of jalapeno. Excellent on a turkey sandwich.
- Green & Black's Organic Milk Chocolate Bar with Almonds -- http://greenandblacks.com -- A yummy little taste of heaven in every bite. I think this just might be my favorite candy bar ever (right now).
- Mediaeval Baebes "Mistletoe and Wine" -- http://www.mediaevalbaebes.com/cds.html -- My favorite seasonal CD. I could be very happy curling up in front of a crackling fire, mug of hot cider in hand, listening to the Baebes' haunting voices sing "Blow Northern Wind". Very happy, indeed.