Two of the best music styles: jazz + classical:
“Life is so full of unpredictable beauty and strange surprises. Sometimes that beauty is too much for me to handle. Do you know that feeling? When something is just too beautiful? When someone says something or writes something or plays something that moves you to the point of tears, maybe even changes you.”
90 years old and married 62 years. We should all aspire to be like these two:
One of the things I love about going home is of course being able to spend time with family & friends. I love love love Austin, but nothing can replace time spent with these people!
As I’ve mentioned, many of the friends I have back home I met through various music groups. Because we’re friends through music, when we get to hang out now, we usually end up doing something music-related.
…which means, when I was home a few months back, my friends and I ended up going out to karaoke. (yes, karaoke can be used as a verb)
My friend Ben opted to sing “Bad Romance” by Lady Gaga. The truth is, I really do not like much of today’s pop. “music” (I quote music, as I don’t think much of today’s music qualifies as real music). However, Ben completely rocked his rendition of “Bad Romance” and for this, I momentarily enjoyed the song. Here’s Ben:
You have put me to shame:
Chris gave me a few songs as reference points to the inspiration behind his music. This being one of them. I’m really really quite digging it:
“Bells Of Harlem” by Dave Rawlings
I read Eat, Pray, Love a few years back and really enjoyed it – just watched Elizabeth Gilbert’s TED talk – makes me feel a little better and certainly reminds me alot of the great minds in the j. school:
During the past year or so, I’ve been collecting images for my cell phone photojournalism project – here’s a sneak peak:
and…welcome to Eugene (building owners should have known better than to tempt fate…)
Maxs – love it, love the music, wish they’d go back to being a beer only bar
Rooftop dinner in Athens – difficult to see from cell phone pic. but the Acropolis can be see in the dark space between the two buildings
installation art at UO??
While I was there, I found out that Anvil had a Chia Pet growing contest…
Eugene sidewalk art