Today I am going to choose to write about a memorable high school moment...
Well there are several I could choose from. I remember being dacked in the year 12 locker room. Quite embarrasing since I was wearing really daggy undies! I think Aunt Flo was visiting too, so of course I panicked!
But instead I will blog about my band "Confetti head"....
In year 11 & 12 I did contemporary music as a subject. It wasn't 'proper' music. It was just a school subject [not the board subject]. I loved it. Mostly because it was prac. Hardly any theory!! My type of thing! For one assesment we had to form a band. Two bands from the class stood out. There was us. We were originally called 'Solitary Confinement' but we decided our songs weren't hard core enough for that name, and changed it to 'confetti head'. Then there was a band called "The Farmers Handshake". They were punk. Between the two band we performed on assembly quite regulary. Ours got more gigs, probably coz our songs were'nt so hard core!
Here's us on assembly. I think from memory, now this is going back 11 years, but I think we were doing a cover of Zombie by the Cranberries. I also think from memory that we murdered it! I also remember worrying during the song that I would get in trouble for wearing doc Martens on assembly. I was always in trouble for wearing them to school.
Once we got to grade 12 we started writing our own songs. Well. They were interesting. One was actually quite good. It was called "Everyone is like the wind". My singing teacher was impressed with it! But we were most famous for our song, "Raindrops, stripey sock & skittles".
I wish I had kept a copy of the lyrics. You see I am an anti hoarder, and at the time I was sure I would never need them again. Who would have thunk it! I can kind of remember the chorus. It went something like this...
"Raindrops, stripey socks & skittles making me hap-py when skies are grey, Raindrops stripey socks & skittles .... la la la"
[imagine my bright red embarrased face here]
We had a lot of fun! My most fun music lesson was when we were making a film clip for our hit song. We wandered around the school grounds with a giant video camera, with coloured celophane over the lense for special effect, looking for butterflies and things to record. We were so cool!
This is a picture of me. It was the night of our school's talent show. Confetti Head was one of the leading acts (along side the Farmers Handshake of course). We were going to do a cover of Frente's Accidently Kelly Street, as well as RDSS&S. I looked cool! My hair was bright pink. You really cant see it in the pic, but my eyes were covered in glitter, and my outfit rocked! I had a tight knee length skirt on with knee high socks & chunky spice girl type shoes on... mmmmmmm LOL... I must have looked great coz I remember EVERYONE made a comment!
So it was our turn. I was on stage, the band started. Just as I was about to open my mouth my youth leader walked in and sat right infront of me. I forgot the words. Eventually they came to me, but it wasn't until the band got the the chorus. The shame of it. I think my cheeks matched my hair!! We had fun any how. But I am not sure I sang on stage again that year!