Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Rest Well in Blues Land

Pinetop Perkins, you made us dance. You made us smile. You made us richer by far with your great soul. Thank you!

Friday, March 18, 2011

Some 'Hummable' Tunes

WELL, tangos, polkas and wild crazy music isn't really that 'hummable' but you can try humming along with Three Leg Torso.
What an awesome group. So talented, on violin, accordion, bass, drums, vibes and all other sorts of percussion tools. Using the bow for a cello on the metal edges of cymbals?
It was my pleasure tonight to finally get to see these guys. Reading about them on their website makes the musical journey complete. The stories they had to go along with their songs were wonderful. If I ever have enough money/gumption and/or stupidity to try and make a movie, these are the guys I would call to do the soundtrack!
You should hear them. Listen to their music on their website.
You can hire them for dances and large weddings, too. Wouldn't that be fun? Tell them femminismo sent you!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Always the Winner in my Heart

LOSING an hour and readjusting the body and mind -- is there anything as annoying? Maybe it was just waking up to more rain this morning. Cold rain. But then again, I did wake up and could walk to the window. I think I should count my blessings!
The crocus are blooming and daffodils are all over the countryside. Yesterday (Saturday) I attended a horse show competition and my granddaughter was pretty darn cute in Western Showmanship. I was in the stands nestled between one of my oldest friends and my daughter and we snagged seats under the overhead heater so life was pretty good.
Here is Shey with Willow, the pony my daughter trained. She is a good little horse with beautiful eyes.
There are only two girls competing with the Oregon High School Equestrian Team from their small school, and I really have to thank Carol and Wendy for helping out so much. Being at a cold horse barn at 7 in the morning isn't my idea of fun, but these young people get to compete in ways beyond the classroom and it builds the kind of character you can't overestimate. Give me someone who can get a horse to do what they want it to do - like walk on top and over a 2X4 wooden box in trail class - and I'll give you a person who can pretty much tame society at large!
The Mister and I were certainly glad we timed our trip to Kauai when we did. The tsunami that devastated Japan also affected the Hawaiian Islands, though certainly not as badly. Such a loss of life and the ongoing threat of nuclear disaster. Such chaos in the world made this family event even more welcome. I hope you are all enjoying a day of peace and quiet in your day suddenly an hour later - femminismo