Here’s the pilot episode/proof of concept:
The idea (and it is a crazy idea, I’ll grant you that) is… Continue reading ‘DIY Reality Show with the Abbotts?’
I am fortunate enough to have a very nice viola on loan from a bluegrass friend. It’s been very fun to play with. The video above is the poignant one; next is the contrast piece… Continue reading ‘Adventures in Viola, Parts I & II’
The day started like any other… until we got a call from CNN. The story of our interview, set to music. Hit the full-screen button… it’s HD.
The unedited CNN story (nothing special, really) can be found here.
Some friends of ours came over for some merriment and . . . whatever goes along good with that. (Food!*) Anywho, for the merriment, Kyle (yes, there’s more than one) and I sandwiched Luke, creating the Kyle Sandwich Experience, and attempted a Bluegrass Weave.
*What doesn’t go good with food?**
**Watching a birth?
I think it’s time to revive my old morning routine—and when I say old, I mean, from earlier this year. The routine I came up with is based around a methodology called Getting Things Done (or GTD), which I’ve blogged about before.) Here’s a video of my routine:
And here’s the story behind the video, and why I was happy to watch it again after… Continue reading ‘The Morning GTD-ish Routine’
Here I am with some girl friends at the Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival outside of Hollister. This is called a tweener set. It’s the set between the main acts where anyone can get up and play. The song is “Blues Stay Away from me” which is pretty obvious when you hear it. The 5 of us got together moments before to do a run through. Otherwise the 5 of us had not played together at the same time. It was a lot of fun!
Seeing Papa’s post below, you might be wondering, “Gee, what’s a shakuhachi? What’s Hon Kyoku for that matter?!” Well, to answer both questions in the all-language language that is music, Here’s Pa tooting away on a Hon Kyoku piece called Ashi no Shirabe on the shakuhachi. . . in Widescreen!
I’ve always encouraged the boys to eat and enjoy as much junk food as possible while they are young enough to enjoy it without … Continue reading ‘Doughnuts for dinner’