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the show must go on…(despite a car accident)

26 April 2007

So last night, I got into a car accident with rockstar baby in the car! We were literally two blocks away from our house when I decided to make a left turn at an intersection –from the right lane. You see, we were traveling northbound on a two-lane, one-way street. I was on the right lane, and the car I hit was on the left lane. For some insane reason, I forgot all about the fact that I was on a one-way street. What I did was look for oncoming traffic to make the left, totally forgetting about the other lane next to me! So I turned and smacked into another car. Lucky for her, she saw me in time and swerved. The only point of contact was the right side, tail end of her car against the left front of my car (towards the headlights). Both cars suffered just scratches and no dents. But of course, the whole thing was scary (and could’ve been much worse. I prefer not to dwell on the what-could-have-been-worse part). Rockstar baby was fine and didn’t know anything happened. But I was freaking out on the inside to think of how irresponsible I was. I mean, I’ve traveled down this same road since 2001 and last night, I just blanked out and made a left turn!

The lady I hit totally yelled and screamed. Even after I said “I’m at fault, I’m sorry. Let’s just call the police.” I understand the whole yelling and screaming thing. I probably would’ve done the same thing. However, she started yelling again while we were waiting for the police! She actually approached my window just to yell at me, and while I was holding the baby. Puh-leaze! I had to tell her 5 times NOT to yell and that it wasn’t necessary to yell. The whole time, I said about only 5 sentences to her (incorporating the request not to scream at me).

The good thing was the cop who helped us out could totally tell the lady was being such a beeyatch. He even said he talked to her about being more civil and not to worry that much about the accident. It happens, mistakes happen, he says. He was nice, and helped make the whole ordeal easier.

But I must say, it sucks being the one at fault at a car accident. This is my 4th car accident and the first one in which I was at fault (the other times, people hit me). I mean my mind was and is still filled with “I-should’ve-done-this” scenarios, “what-if” scenarios, and worrying about what a terrible mom I was for putting the kid in danger. I don’t care if I get hurt. Now, it’s all about the baby. I’m definitely still reeling over this even though I may sound flippant about the whole situation.

But that was that. Later that evening, I actually had to play at a gig. I really contemplated on not going and just mope at home. But I figured I have to move past the accident and that the show must go on. So while I was actually scared to drive, I went and made it to our 10 pm show at The Annex. It went well and we were quite happy with the sound levels in general; considering I was using a 30-watt amp, I thought it came out well.

Also, we actually recorded the show for the first time. You can hardly see our faces, but I’m the one on the left. I was crap and sang quite shittily (is that a word?) but the show must go on… Here are some clips from last night’s show:

Song: I Can’t Wait

Song: Dear John (the new song I mentioned on a previous post)

Song Title: Ghost
Song Title: Standing in the Rain

So there you go. For folks who’ve made comments before about wanting to see me play and/or thinking I can play guitar and sing: well now you know the truth! I told you I wasn’t good, and now there is evidence! LOL…

For more videos, go to You Tube and type in “plastiq passion.”

And that was my Wednesday night, folks!

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12 comments

  1. Hey Kat, my blog got f’d, I have a new one. I don’t know what happened, some hacker maybe, or Blogger is just messed up. Anyway, hope to see you there. I’ll be back to comment on the entry proper. BTW, I’m glad your OK. 🙂


  2. Glad you and RSB are ok! ((Hugs))

    You did a good job with making sure the show went on. 🙂

    You inspired me to do something involving a song, btw. Now let’s see if I have the guts to blog about it. (Or the technical know-how).


  3. Glad you guys are okay. Stop thinking about the past–this is just something to keep in mind from now on. Like the cop said, we all make mistakes. *HUG*


  4. good to hear that you and rsb are okay.

    you can sing, kat! who said you can’t?


  5. desspite the accident,

    you rock! 🙂


  6. So glad you two are okay and happy to hear your gig went well, too. You do not sing shittily, either. =)


  7. Glad you’re okay, that’s super scary.


  8. am sure you’d learn from the experience naman sis eh… so don’t feel so bad na!

    and thank God nga, nobody was seriously hurt naman… 🙂


  9. Glad to hear you and RS Baby are ok.

    The videos are soo cool! I only got to see the first 2 videos so far. I’ll come back to see the rest, my connection is a tad slow today. I love your contemporary take of 80’s-ish music. It’s like the White Stripes WITH guitars. I love it! I particularly love “Dear John” (Who’s John BTW? Or would you like to save the story for your Behind the music episode? hehe)

    You are too modest! I love your singing voice. Very modern.

    I am so checking out the other vids tomorrow. Great set Kat!


  10. kat, you rock! thanks for sharing those videos..

    glad you and rsb are ok.. take care!

    ps: about my nyc stay, i answered in my blog, ill be there may 12-13. a friend prepared an itinerary for me, hope to see you there 😉


  11. kat!! scary!!! the accident, i mean. not your singing, hehehe!

    like they said, i’m glad nothing serious came out of it. pero asar ako dun sa lady na nabangga mo ha. why does she need to yell??? e you already said it was your fault na nga eh. haay, she was in shock siguro?

    thanks for sharing the clips. cool!! 🙂


  12. i’m glad you and RSB are ok. *hugs*



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