Sunday, January 23, 2011

Finally I rocketed to the early 21st century

So this Christmas I was totally blown away when I was gifted with an ipod touch from my dear sweet TJ. I thought we had agreed to not spend on each other so much as the kids and other family as money was a bit tight this year. So imagine my surprise when what looked like maybe a deck of cards was a brand spanking new ipod!!!!!

So I have spent the last month dumping my music collection on my computer and then to the pod. Been digging deep into the huge stacks of CDs in pretty much every room of our house. I been finding things I haven't seen in years. Some of the best: John Scofield's Ray Charles Tribute, 100 Year Hall- Grateful Dead, lots of jazz, Sonny Boy, Little Walter, James Brown, Tower of Power and the list goes on.

It's just an 8 gig box, which means 6.5 usable. I got 800+ tunes on there still a couple gigs free.

What I don't understand is how I lived without one for a decade?!? It certainly enables my ongoing love affair with music of all types. I love having it when I work out at the Y, in the car, when I am teaching or practicing.

Being the technophobe that I am, I have barely used any of it's other features, except the camera, which actually works pretty good compared to my phone cam.

I am determined to get back into regular blogging, see you on the 'net.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Another one bites the dust

Goodbye 2010 and hello 2011!!!!!!

Damn this year went fast!!!! Remember in old movies how the passage of time is symbolized be the pages of a desk calendar blowing in the wind, faster and faster!! Isn't life like that????
How did I get so old!! Why are my friends showing grey and wrinkles??? What's going on here??

2010 was quite a ride, mostly good!!!!! Had some fat times and some lean times, but what else is new. In spite of the tough economy I am still eking out a living doing what I love with people I love. This summer I rehooked up with the Stardust Cowboys and fell in love with Western Swing. Between the Cowboys, the Bayou Boys, Wingnut Adams and Frankie Lee most of my summer was spent on the highway. It was like being on tour all summer except I got to come home more nights than not and sleep in my own bed. My HRR and my GPS were my most constant companions. Took a couple great vacations with TJ, one to SF and another to Seaside Oregon. Everyone was relatively healthy, solvent and happy. I am truly blessed with a great life.
Someone said (Freud?) that success in life is having love and satisfyingly work and I have them both in spades.

So all I can hope for is more of the same in 2011. To all my friends and family: Keep on keeping on, love life in spite of it's hardships, live long and prosper. I love you more than words can tell!!!!