Monday, September 26, 2005

You can pick your mandolin, but dont pick your friends mandolin...

Sorry to knock the two best blogs I've seen in a while down a bit, but I thought the group would enjoy this...
Also, I hate emailing pictures, so this is one of my favorite aspects of the blog... I also hate posting pics to the blog because it only works properly 45% of the time. So I will refer you to my webshots page ...

Friday night me and Sip had another performance for some group of old folks at our church. I must say that our duet was tighter than ussual. I don't know if this had something to do with the fact that we took about 60 seconds to go over a part I had trouble with or if the $400 microphone we sang into has been blessed. But it sounded good.

Then on saturday night, we headed down to Josh's folks place. See webshots page for an outside shot of the house we did the music making in (music making = something his family has done since 1967 where many family members show up in the house that Josh's dad grew up in, which is now his workshop, and people from all over town come to listen... it is so 'real').

It wasnt the most crowded music making ive been to, but it was fun. It was me, Josh, Josh's cousin (who can play guitar wonderfully.. and owns a $3,500 guitar), josh's uncle who plays a dobro/resonator guitar, and josh's cousins boss, who plays the guitar... oh, and me. Alof of family (4th cousins) and towns folk like to sink songs while the band people play... it is fun and worth the trip.

Again, ill refer you to my webshots page... album titles "blueGrass"

4 comments:

Jamison said...

i hate webshots... i cant for the life of me figure out why my new album won't appear...

mullinz8 said...

I loved the pics you got up. You guys look really good.

bigsip said...

good pics, Jamison. Rachel taped some of both performances, too. Hopefully, we can get some video/audio up for all you guys soon!

bigsip said...

BTW, my cousin just got that $3500 guitar. It's a top-of-the-line Martin guitar. It's almost like owning a Ferrari or something! Anyway, the guitar is amazing. He really knows how to play it, too.