Six Word Slice of Life: Musical Friends

(For this month’s Slice of Life Challenge with Two Writing Teachers, I am aiming to do Six Word Slices most days, with some extended slices on other days.)

Context: Three of my friends, who are our neighbors, got together to learn some songs for our neighborhood Christmas gathering in December, and decided they were having so much fun, they would become a band. Leonard Grove and the Chestnuts. Those are three of the neighborhood street names where they live. Last night, they made their debut in a local restaurant, and the neighborhood packed the house to standing room only to listen to our friends play music for two hours. It was fun to see and hear them (they are talented … one of them used to tour all over the world with a pop bluegrass band) and to see how supportive our neighborhood is. Afterwards, I was walking our dog and a neighbor who was there asked about the status of my band — we’ve just got a new singer and are looking for a bass player — and she added, “Let us know when you’re playing, and we’ll be there, too.” I love that kind of community spirit.

Six Word Slice of Life Playing Music

Peace (sounds musical),

  1. Like people attract like people–the laws of magnetism apply to people too! You have cool friends!

    Lucky me? Not luck. Just sayin’…

  2. Awesome to learn of other musicians who have literally “banded” together to bring form a group. I always say playing music, if you have talent, is a sacred duty. Love the line “packed the house to standing room only.” Sounds like it was great!

  3. I love that they played for fun and decided to keep playing. And that all of you went out and supported them! Maybe it wasn’t supposed to be that deep, but I’m leaving here thinking about communities:
    1) Communities support their members in pursuing their passions.
    2) Communities have fun together!

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