I love this song!
I love this song!
I LOVE this song!!!!!
It's my favorite song that's on the radio right now.
Uh, oh! It's that time of week again! Is it Wednesday? Well then, it's GAY DAY!!!
Here is a beautiful rendition of "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" performed by the incomparable Rufus Wainwright!!
Sigh . . . .
This would be such a cool poster. It makes me smile like sunshine!!
Hope you all have a glorious new week filled with love, smiles, and bacon-flavored popcorn!!!
So I needed to open some windows, tear down some walls, get rid of some clutter, and open up some space. Basically, WPR needed a change. I want the content, photos, and the posts to be the most prominent part of what you, my beloved reader, will see.
In the weeks ahead, I'll be adding a little more color and pizzazz to this vast expanse.
Hope you enjoy the new changes!!!
I just wanted to take a brief moment to update everyone on things I've been working on . . .
A couple of weeks ago, while I stopped in Asheville on the way to do some shows in Durham and Charlotte, NC, I had the sudden urge to start knitting. I persuaded my friend Wes to take me to a local art supply store buy some supplies. I bought some cool bamboo knitting needles, and after much deliberation, I decided to buy this acrylic yarn . . . .
Needles(s) to say, I spent several hours finishing converting this lovely glob of gooey softness . . .
The clip I am sharing today showcases a beautiful interpretation of Pachelbel's Canon as a piano and cello duet. I happen to know how to play this piece on the piano from memory, and I would LOVE to learn it on the cello too. Maybe someday I can manage a similar duet with myself on both instruments. That would be CRAZINESS!!!
In any case, both the piano and the cello are instruments that sound great with anything, especially with each other.
This performance is just lovely.
May you have a sweet, happy weekend full of swirling tendrils of monster fairy dust!!!
Some people call it hump day.
Other people call it the day after Tuesday.
While even more people call it the day BEFORE Thursday!!!!
Yesterday, it was tomorrow, but now, it's today!!
I hereby proclaim that from now on here at WPR . . .
This is poetic . . .
I hope your Monday is sweeter than chocolate.
On Tuesday, May 31, I performed on the cello in public for the very first time. My teacher, the lovely Ms. Ronda Armstrong, orchestrated a charming little recital for her music students in the library of the Stratford Montessori School in Nashville's Donelson area. There were three very young piano students and two adult cello students who performed.
Before the recital started, we did a quick practice in Ms. Armstrongs music room, and I totally bombed on every piece. Thankfully, I've always accepted this as a good omen. I always wind up playing well when this happens. I guess I just needed to get all the nerves calmed down and ironed out.
After the practice, all five of us walked in singe-file line to the library. We sat in the back, and before too long, the show began. On the piano, all the kids that played were just adorable. Jordan Widener played "Donkey" and "It's Halloween". Sam Crow played "Minuet and Trio" and "I've Been Wishing". Later on, Bella Dobson performed "German Folk Song" and "Kangaroo Family". Watching them reminded me of a couple of piano recitals that I did when I was young. I hope all of them continue to perform music in one way or the other. It's just a fun skill to have even if you don't do it professionally.
Then, it was time for the cellists to play. I was on first and played two solo pieces ("Go Tell Aunt Rodie" and "May Song") while Ms. Ronda accompanied me on the piano. Here's a photo. (There's a look of determined Asian concentration on my face.)
This is pretty darn cool . . . .
Happy Friday to all and to all a great weekend!!