First - there's a new "how to" post up at IIFF, about making a cartoon-style video. Just for those interested in entering the upcoming second round - "Seasons" - screening online from July 28th. (And there's plenty more shameless festival promotion where that came from. Oh yes.)


So y'all remember the curse dream from Monday's post, right? Remember how MLO suggested some rememdies? Now, I don't believe in curses and I don't think she was implying one exists in our case, but sometimes you need to do something to build your confidence in the future, even if it's something whacky and superstitious. Especially if it's something whacky and superstitious.

I decided to start with a ritual of purification*. Then Vee offered to get out her drums on both our behalves, and somewhere in the exchange we said to each other, "Wouldn't it feel great to just make some noise?"

True to form, Max and Vee achieved this intimidatingly good result:

Or if that's not working (due to file transfer limits) I just uploaded it onto Myspace.

Whilst Mr Bea and I managed to prove that you don't have to have a drum kit, practice, or even a sense of rhythm to participate! It took under five minutes, using only a washing machine, two umbrellas, a desert spoon, and the empty bottles from all the wine we've consumed in our sorrow, to prepare and record this:

Or listen to the version I just uploaded to Myspace.

But we thought it'd be even better if all our bloggy friends recorded some household percussion of their own, so we could play it all together in a curse-busting cacophony of mighty sound! Huzzah!

What do you think? I give you one week! Bang something**! Record an mp3/4 or video! Post it on your blog and leave a comment here with the URL, or email it to infertilefantasies at gmail dot com and I'll post it here, with a credit!

Hit something! Drum up some noise! You know you want to!

*I, er, did the housework.

**Oh, good grief. This is the infertility blogosphere - you can't still be thinking of that.


Vee said...

I love it ! Well done Mr and Mrs Bea ! It's amazing what you can come up with with a little imagination.

Surely after this we will all be de-cursed.

Look forward to hearing others contribution to noise.

Bea said...

Mr Bea wants me to tell you all our performance is called, "Short Ride in a Fast Washing Machine" because he thinks you'll appreciate the Opera Geek joke.


Mary Ellen and Steve said...

Sounds like a great idea. I am definitely ready to be un-cursed.

The Town Criers said...

I can't get them to work now. Can you email me the mp3s?

Lut C. said...


I didn't know de-cursing was so much fun. :-)

You did get me with the bang. Took me 3 minutes to figure out what you were on about in your footnote.

My Reality said...

I would love to bang something. If I could only figure out how to record something. I am kind of technologically challenged.

Somewhat Ordinary said...

That is so cool! I wish I had known about this earlier! We were at my brother's house this weekend who happens to be a drummer. I was in a horrible mood and he has this weird contraption for practicing and while my family and his friends were talking in the living room I banged on that thing for at least 45 minutes. Everyone was getting a good laugh at my expense, but I didn't care because I felt better!

projgen said...

Ha! That rocks! Now I'm inspired...but where to find that thing called a washing machine...

TeamWinks said...

What to bang? That just sounds all kinds of wrong...ahem...dirty mind....

How did you record it?

Cibele said...

OMG, what a great idea... My DH is a drummer and that would be a great thing to get him more involved... I am sure that he will love to beat up IF

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