Monday 12 November 2012

Herding Cats

I play in a band, but It's not "my band" and I'm not the band-leader, however I do have a roll which is something like band secretary or chief logistics officer. It seems to be my responsibility to try to make sure that the right people and the right gear arrive at our rehearsals and shows at the right time. It's like herding cats. Extremely musical and good fun cats whom I adore, but cats nonetheless. Bad tempered egotistical cats who don't all have their own car. Cats with long term health problems who don't read all their emails and texts. Cats who's wives need to use their car, or cats with plenty of spare room in their car but who want to look their best so will actually be at the hairdresser for a cut-and-colour.

It won't surprise me in the least if the sailing club Christmas party insist that the band has to bring a hungry wolf, a live goat, and a sack of cabbages across a river, and we can only borrow a boat that's big enough for one item of cargo at a time.

Richard "Good show though" B


  1. Believe it or not I published this blog post the day before xkcd published this cartoon:

    Either he's reading my blog, or there was quite a coincidence.