Dear Buddies All,
I'm taking a week, maybe a bit more, off - first, for the Hang Holiday; then to rest up afterwards!
Haven't been here much the last two days.
Sometime this past January, a neighbor friend sent me this link:
I've been a musician most of my life, but have barely played anything the last 30 years or so. I miss playing a lot!
And when I saw this video, I was totally taken! I rushed to join the handpan forum. In the last couple of months, I've spent a lot of time there.
Then, suddenly, great excitement, as shown here:
This all worked out, and now I'm madly preparing for Colin's visit. He arrives Thursday 17 May (doG willing and the creek don't rise), and leaves early Sunday morning, 20 May.
We'll probably be putting him to work that very Thursday evening, as there's a dance class where it would be suitable for him to play. That's always assuming he's not too tired from his trip! He will have a choice; ha!
(Just heard from him, and he'll play for the dance class.)
Which suddenly reminds me of another place on the handpan forum I should show you.
My greatest love in music is improvisation of any kind, and these handpans are all about improvisation. And that last link embodies improvisation in a rather huge way! Colin posted the two videos there.
So, for lovers of oddball or world music, you could explore these links.
Meantime, this will be a new experience for Camellia; we'll see how she does! SHE always gets first consideration, so if it's all too much for her, I'll remove her from the stress!
Colin will understand. He loves dogs, and has two of his own (Toy Fox Terriers). Likes cats, too.
So, I'm off for a week or two, and will look forward to returning after my first holiday (though this time, at home) since 2002!
Bye for now! Lots of love, hugs, licks, wags, and prayers for all who need them, and may all new puppy-or-rescue owners enjoy your dogs! Oh, all the rest of you, too!
P.S. I've also turned off email notifications for now, but will turn them back on when I "get back!"
Sun, 13 May 2012 21:30:55 (PDT)