“Hey, we’re getting the blog back together!” – Kevin Edward Rose – The Blues Brother 2010 version
Wow. Has it really been seven months since I updated this? OK, I know it has, but I had a really good reason. I’ll let you know as soon as I think of it.
I will try to do this a little more often from now on, but only when I think I have something worth saying. I am going to make some changes to this site, but I will explain more as it happens. I probably will not continue the song of the week videos, but there will be more videos and songs added as time goes on.
So, here’s some of what has been going on with me. My wife Diane, the-daughter-who-wishes-to-remain-nameless, and I attended the Metamora Old Time Music Festival over the Labor day weekend. While there, Diane and I attended a dulcimer workshop led by Tom and Missy Strothers which led to Diane buying a dulcimer kit. We built the instrument in the next few days and both learned to play it. I have since picked up another dulcimer at a flea market for twenty bucks, so another instrument has been added to the collection.
I’ve mentioned before that I am a less-than prolific songwriter, so it is with a combination of trepidation and excitement that I will be participating at FAWM.org. “FAWM” stand for “February is Album Writing Month” and the goal is to write 14 songs in the 28 days of February. I’ve already asked the family to try to bear with me as I give it my best shot. Now I just need to install a pickup in my acoustic guitar to help facilitate the recording process so I can upload the songs for critique. I’ve had the pickup for over a year and have been too lazy to install it. I also need to get my music room/studio cleaned up so I have a comfortable environment to work in.
Speaking of the music room, I have a portion of the room taken up with a six-gallon carboy filled with an apple wine I am making. I used to make wine and even won a bronze medal for a black raspberry Merlot that I made about ten years ago. My plan now is to have at least one or two wines fermenting at all times.
That’s all for now. Thanks for reading and keep the lasagna flying!