Sunday, October 31, 2010

The Breaking Winds in Lady Gaga Saga

I am not even sure that there are words to describe this, but Halloween appropriate none the less!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

iMovie, Websites, and Blogs, OH MY!

Today I spent about 2 hours fighting with iMovie.  I HATE IMOVIE 09!!!!!!  I was trying to edit video clips from 3rd grade music this week, a job that would have taken me maybe 20 minutes per class.  Thanks to iMovie 09, however, it took me considerably longer and that was only for 2 classes! 

The plan is to start a blog with pictures and video clips of some of the things we are doing in music class and link the blog to the school website.  This involves getting the blogged unblocked by the school's filters and me figuring out how to create new pages on the website again.  I hope to get it up and running in the next week so be on the lookout!

On a slightly more bizarre note, the dog's basketball in the backyard has finally deflated enough and they have figured out......well, just watch the video.
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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Chilean Clarinet

The clarinet recital, in case you were wondering, was excellent!!  I never realized that the clarinet was really the only wind instrument that Brahms wrote for.  It almost inspires me to pull out the Brahms Sonata in F Minor and attempt to not butcher the 3rd movement.  Got a closeup look at the Chilean clarinet at the end.  It was all one piece and the guy that made it is a clarinet genius!  He makes them in a way that solves a lot of the common clarinet problems (besides the squeaking).  The register key was like a saxophone octave key.  While this might seem sac-religious to clarinet purists, as a wanna be saxophone player I was totally digging it!  Something else to add to my "When I win the Lottery" list.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Inherently Happy People

You know the people I'm talking about right??  Those people who always view the glass as being half full as opposed to half empty, the people who love their job everyday, the folks who walk around with cartoon birds and woodland creatures buzzing about them because they are so happy........you know the folks that tend to disgust you from time to time.

I have a friend that is a happy person.  Have you ever been around a happy person when they have not had a stellar day?  Its a very odd sensation, kind of like there is some riff in the force.  I am hoping tomorrow is a better for my friend.

On another note, I am going to a recital tomorrow and I am actually kind of excited about it.  Brahms Sonatas played on a Chilean clarinet.  Yes, I realize that statement puts me in a whole new category of band geekdom, but I don't care. 

Side note, Brett Favre just threw his 500th touchdown pass...........it might be okay to retire now, just a thought........