Monday, October 25, 2010
I have had such great luck and experiences with home shows where friends showcase their friends musical talents for the rest of us.
Tonight was one of those lucky nights. First these two boys played who are Utah locals who have just returned from an East Coast bike/musical tour from Vermont to Virginia. They played shows and slept on couches all of the 700 some odd miles they rode. They were a banjo and acoustic guitar duet.
Next a couple with the most lovely little duet going. They live in San Fran and are in town to visit family. They were magical in person. You can check out their website to learn more about them here.
Mostly I was touched by all of these adventurers out there living their dreams. I love coming across people who are actively doing something they strongly believe in. I see it in my brothers letters he writes home from his mission in the Philippines and I see it in the passion these people have for their music. I guess my point is that it's touching no matter the subject as long as it's an honest and good endeavor. Makes me want to work harder at doing the same.
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
I was going through some old photos and it has been just over a year since I was worked by those old folks in their Pantiac.
Yes you're seeing right, I have cowboy sheets.
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Monday, October 11, 2010
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Got away to San Francisco last weekend for a music festival. It always amazes me how beautiful the surroundings are in this city. For all of the water that is around New York you rarely get the feeling you're near the ocean. In San Francisco you can smell it in the air.
The festival was "Hardly Strictly Bluegrass" in Golden Gate park. Sooo many great bands were there - Patty Griffin, Jenny & Johnny, Conor Oberst, Indigo Girls (yes, to me they are great), Emmylou Harris, Patti Smith, Avett Brothers and some more.
We made it to Arcade Fire (opened by Calexico) in Berkley too. It was worth it to see Michelle see them for the first time. I think it changed her life, or at least made it a lot better.
Besides the music I was such a nerd for the plant life at Golden Gate Park and around SF. The trees in particular in the park were AMAZING.
Poor Tyler, we tuckered him out with all of our Indigo Girls singing in the car.