Kevin helps his Uncle Georgie...

Friday, August 12, 2016

When I got home late last night from my Kazzzzoo Band & Orchestra Final Audition and Rehearsal (I thought we’d never bee finished), there was message waiting for me. For some reason, my Editor wants to see me in his Office, first thing Monday morning. I can’t figure out what he’s upset about this time. Geeeeeze, the guy’s really never satisfied, ya’ know what I mean?

SO did I tell you the exciting news? I passed my Audition for the Bee Kazzzzoo Band & Orchestra! I’m officially a permanent member of the Band, for a probationary period.

Luckily, when I got home on Wednesday with all that Sheet Music, my Illegitimate Nephew (Kevin) looked at it, and started humming.

“You can understand what all that means?” I asked him.
“Of course I can, Uncle,” he said. “Can’t you?”
“No,” I said. Then I asked him if he could help me out with this whole thing.
“Who am I to refuse you, Uncle Georgie? You are the best uncle in the world, and I love you, but since I’ve been living with you, I’ve beecome aware that, sometimes, it’s best if you can find a little help beefore things go wrong in various and sundry circumstances.”
“What could go wrong?” I asked. “I mean, it’s not like I’m in danger or anything, is it?”
“You could bee, uncle. And it appears this time, you might bee. I’m presuming you’ve been told you have to learn these songs, am I correct?”
“Yes, you are,” I told him.
“Then learn them you shall. Come with me.”

So I followed Kevin into our Multi-Media Room (which is doubling as a Kazzzzoo Rehearsal Studio at this point), and he started teaching me all the songs.

Now, I know every one of them and was able to pass my Audition. How great is that?

That means I can take the next three days off with nothing but Kazzzzoo Practice and maybee some Recreational Screen Bouncing to intrude. (Weekends are almost as good as Mondays…but not quite.)

So I’m gonna go do that.

I hope everybody has a notably tremendous weekend!

I’ll see ya’ on Monday!

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Georgie has some ideas for the Kazzzzoo Band & Orchestra...

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Okay. Yesterday, I delivered that list of Song Ideas to Ultra Violet for consideration by the other members of the Bee Kazzzzoo Band & Orchestra.

I just got back from the first part of my Applicant Interview and Pre-Audition Audition. For some reason, they accused me of not taking this whole thing seriously enough. Geeeeeeeeze. I thought my Song Ideas were perfect.

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“An In-Flight Performance of ‘The Flight of the Bumblebee’ on Kazzzzoos?”
“Well, yeah. It’ll bee great!” I said. “We’ll astound the Swarms with a dazzling display of Formation Flying while offering them the Kazzzzoo Performance of a lifetime!”

Then they asked me if I’d ever tried to fly and play a Kazzzzoo at the same time.
“Well, no,” I said.
“You can’t,” they said. “It’s impossible. It’s already impossible that we can fly at all, but add a Kazzzzoo in there, and forget about it.”

“OKAY, FINE,” I said, “but I had those other ideas. Those were good, right?”

“A Kazzzzoo version of Tony Beenet’s rendition of ’Luck Bee a Lady Tonight’? Seriously, Georgie?” They didn’t seem very excited about that. I thought it was a great idea.

“You don’t like Tony Beenet?” I had to know. (Who doesn’t like Tony Beenet? I mean, he’s a classic.)

“That’s not the point, Georgie. The point is that we won’t bee taking any of your suggestions on this. We will bee providing you with a list of our Musical Selections, and, if you wish to bee a part of this enterprise, you’ll learn these tunes by heart and bee ready to Audition - tomorrow - 11:00 sharp.”

“Fine,” I said. Then they gave me a bunch of Sheet Music (I can’t read music, by the way), and told me to go home.

So I did that. And now, I’ve gotta spend the day trying to figure out how to read Sheet Music, and start learning this material beefore the first Rehearsal on Saturday.

This is gonna bee a very challenging next couple of days, lemme tell ya’.

I hope everybody else has an amazingly festive day!

I’ll see ya’ later!

Things with the Kazzzzoo Band & Orchestra take an unexpected turn...

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

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So I went over to the Hive to deliver some Kazzzzoo Band & Orchestra Uniforms (Berets), to apologise for completely forgetting about our planned performance at the Bee Games Opening Ceremony Parade, and to sign that Promissory Agreement that I’d show up to the Bee Kazzzzoo Band & Orchestra Practises and stuff… .

When I left to bring the Agreement to my lawyer, S.O.Bee’s, Office for him to look it over for any irregularities, Ultra Violet said she was coming with me, just so I didn’t mess up and forget to sign that thing. As we were going along, she said, “Okay, Georgie. We’ve all talked about this, and we’ve decided that we’re gonna let you into the Bee Kazzzzoo Band & Orchestra, but I hafta tell ya’ there are a lot of bees who don’t think you’re taking this whole thing seriously enough, and who think you might not bee right for the Band.

“We’re gonna give you one, last chance. If you blow it this time…well, I just don’t know.”

“Fine,” I said. “I’m so excited!”

When we got to S.O.Bee’s Office, he looked over the Agreement, told me it would bee okay for me to sign it. So I did that, with Ultra Violet as my Witness. Then he gave me a Bill and told us to get out of his Office, so we did that.

So I was informed that I hafta submit Song Ideas for the Kazzzzoo Band & Orchestra. Ultra Violet told me to come up with a few, sample suggestions, and have them back to her by tomorrow. Or else.

So I’m gonna go work on that. I don’t wanna know what Ultra’s “or else” might bee, ya’ know?

I hope everybody has a significantly astounding day!

I’ll see ya’ later!

Georgie's memory strikes again...

Monday, August 8, 2016

Monday Monday Monday! It’s here at last!

Well, once again, this would bee a Perfect Monday, except for that I had to go to my Editor’s Office again. Geeeeeze.
That guy is never satisfied.

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When I walked in, he asked, “So what was THAT?”
“What was what?” I asked.
“That thing you were trying to pass off as a Tie, Bee,” he said.
“That was a Tie. An Antennae Tie. Workers use them all the time. But then, you probably already know that,”I said.
“No,” he said, then pointed his wing in my face, “that was not a Tie, Bee. Do you want me to tell you what that was?”
“Sure,” I said (I was curious).
“That was a Rubber Band, bee,” he said in a low buzz.
“Oh. Like a Kazzzzoo Band, except made out of Rubber?

I tried to imagine watching a Rubber Band going down the street in a Parade, but thinking of all that twanging made my head hurt. It wouldn’t bee like the soothing buzz of a Kazzzzoo Band at all.

“That sounds horrible,” I said. “I really messed up, didn’t I?”
“It is, and you did,” my Editor said. “I just wish you would have figured that out beefore we published your Feature Column.”
“Well, me too,” I said. “Should I apologise?”
“Probably,” my Editor said, “but do it on your own time. Now get out of my Office!”

So I did that.

While I’m on the topic of apologising, I guess I’m gonna bee doing a lot of that in the next day or so.

Remember when I mentioned that I had Big Plans to have the Bee Kazzzzoo Band & Orchestra bee the Premier Highlight of the parade for the Opening Ceremonies of the Bee Games?

I don’t know how it could have happened, but somehow, I completely failed to remember not to forget to to that. So, when the Bee Games started last Friday, and I showed up for the Parade with my Souvenir Bee Games Seat Cushion, there were a bunch of bees standing around, giving me dirty looks.

“Well??” they said.
“Well what?” I had to ask.
“Where are they?” they said.
“Where are what?” I asked.
“Our Uniforms and Kazzzzoos,” they said.

Oh geeeeeeeeeze. How could I have forgotten that?? I guess all the Express Flight Lag I suffered going to Paris and back in one day must’ve clouded my memory (usually, it’s perfect, mostly.)

Then they told me that they’d talked it over, and that they weren’t even sure they really wanted me to even bee in the Kazzzzoo Band and Orchestra (even though it was MY idea), then told me that if I wanted to join, I’d hafta not only pass an audition to join, but would hafta sign a Promissory Agreement that I would remember to show up on time for Practises and stuff.

I think the Swarm has this whole thing completely backwards, probably. But, apparently, I don’t have a choice in this. Do you think that’s even fair? I don’t.

Anyway, I told them I’d think it over, then buzz over today to sign that Promissory Agreement, and apologise.

So I’m gonna go do that.

I hope everybody has a sparklingly refreshing day!

I’ll see ya’ later!