Posted by J L on March 1, 2013
Posted in Education and Personal Growth • Entertainment and Fun • Friends and Family • Life • Music • Parenting • Technology and gadgets | Tagged With: Entertainment, family, fun, in-laws, life, music, opinion, school, technology, travel, wife
My mother-in-law is the type of woman that can and will find a fault with everything and everyone, I can only take her in small doses and I’m so glad that her daughter, my wife, is nothing like her in that respect. My in-laws dropped by today on their way back from seeing a cousin’s vocal performance that was a big to-do for hundreds of kids in the tri state area. Four hours of sitting and listening to various songs and singers with only one short Intermission really was over doing, if you ask me, but of course no one did.
During the entire 4 long and boring hours the elation lighting was blinding my in-laws, and numerous others, for the majority of the lengthy performances and for some reason beyond any of us, my mother-in-law didn’t get up and complain until the entire performance was done and over with. I have to give her credit, because after 15 minutes of a glaring light in face would have sent me right over the edge and out of my seat trying to find someone to take care of the situation.
To make matters worse my in-laws only recognized 4 songs that were song the entire time.
She It just boggles my mind.
Posted by J L on January 24, 2013
Posted in Entertainment and Fun • Friends and Family • Life | Tagged With: band, family, music, parties
One of the things that saddens me is knowing (or thinking) that the long-standing family tradition of musicians has probably ended. My father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and all of my grandfather’s brothers were professional musicians. When I was a kid, I just took it for granted that everyone got together at Christmas time at Grandma’s house and everyone brought their musical instrument. The men would start to play music right after dinner and everyone would sing and dance and tap their feet and have a really great time. Those days ended a few decades ago, and the family has scattered around the country. Whenever I go to a band concert I start to remember those times of togetherness, when my father and uncle would have friendly competitions with their classic bugles to see who could make the funniest wah-wah sounds (the family would vote) and the strangest melancholy feelings wash over me.
I dearly miss those days of the family musical Christmas parties, and I dearly wish that the younger generations kept the tradition going. But the modern society has scattered the family across the continent and the reality is that many of my cousins will never meet my children, and I will never meet theirs.
Posted by J L on January 8, 2013
Posted in Business • Computers or Internet • Education and Personal Growth • Entertainment and Fun • Food • Life • Money and Finances • Music • Opinion • Shopping • Technology and gadgets • Travel • Weather Issues | Tagged With: Business, Entertainment, food, fun, Infrographic, internet, life, money, music, opinion, risks, Shopping, technology, travel, weather
Anyone in the event supplies and concession machines business would certainly be interested in reading the information provided by the Infographic below about some of the facts along with the risks involved in setting up and/or attending any type of Rock Festival. It’s been a long time since I’ve attended any type of outside musical performance/event. They have become way too loud and way too crowed for me to enjoy since I’ve become middle-aged. But I’ve got some pretty good memories that I can look back on and enjoy and plenty of record albums, cassettes and CDs to keep me in music for a very long time.
Posted by J L on October 30, 2012
Posted in Life | Tagged With: movie, music | 1 Comment
Sometimes I hear music in a movie and I recognize it it, like in the movie, “Legend” they play a lot of Bob Marley music.
Other times, the movie introduces new music to me. Like, I was watching an old, obscure movie called, “The Commitments.” It has some great old blues songs in it – some I never heard before. But a good one in that movie is “Mustang Sally.” That’s a classic!
The wireless microphone at musicians friend that I managed to find and buy for my cousin’s birthday was a big hit last night at the surprise birthday party last night. In fact it was put to good use by the end of the evening when several family members decided to provide some entertainment that had the place rocking up until well after midnight. We would have continued on for hours but considering most of the people attending and providing the musical entertainment had to go work or school early in the morning.
It’s wonderful coming from a family that has so much musical talent. Too bad I am one of the few that missed out on any of that type of talent. Can’t sing, can’t dance and can’t play any instrument besides the Triangle, oh boy!