Archive for April, 2018

The slower you get…

Posted on Friday, April 20th, 2018 at 10:48 pm

The slower you get, the more hugs that you need.

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I penned that last Sunday, as I gathered my share of hugs.  It seemed to go over pretty well.

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Added three songs to the book this week.  None are unknown, I’ve played along with them before or know them well enough.  None of them are difficult, but they aren’t classic progressions either.

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Still getting my share of sleep.  Body not quite back to snuff.

A Farewell to Richard Dobson

Posted on Thursday, April 19th, 2018 at 2:27 am

On Sunday, friends of the late Richard Dobson gathered privately in Elgin to join his widow Edith in bidding him a musical farewell.  There was a long list of hallowed musicians and songwriters from Texas and Nashville performing two or three songs that Richard wrote.

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I was one of the local acts who brought up the rear, sharing the stage with Ellen, Julie, Stephen, and Lynette.  We pretty much brought the crowd activity to a halt, something no other set managed.  Our rehearsals paid off, and we did well.  And the compliments from high were a bit overwhelming.

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Following the show was a jam that went from sunset to the wee hours.  I was the last jam leader to fold.  All in all, I feel that Richard would have approved.

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It was a good gathering.  Much of the family was there.  Lots of catching up and warm fun.  It was a good time.    Julie got to meet and play with some of the musicians for the first time.  We headed back to Brenham in the wee hours, a nice warm glow.

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R&R was intense for a couple of days, and on Wednesday, I got all my business for the week behind me.  Now I have the rest of the week to do my stuff, I hope.

A busy week and change

Posted on Thursday, April 12th, 2018 at 10:10 pm

Been a fairly busy ten days.  More web work.  Rehearsing for the Sunday memorial for Richard Dobson (this coming Sunday) at a couple of music schools.  Hard drive house keeping.  Lots of this and that.  The list is long.

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This is not to say that it hasn’t been fun.  The wild flowers have been gorgeous this year, though much of the land is being grazed by livestock, so it’s not as spectacular as it could be.  The music schools have been impressive.  Can’t complain about the quality of life.

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Just did another t-bone.

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Gear shift knob

Posted on Sunday, April 1st, 2018 at 5:04 am

Got a new gear shift knob to celebrate the truck’s new registration sticker.  It doesn’t spin and has a top, unlike the old one.  It’s a little spiffier, but not too much so.

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Another tenderized, marinated chunk of sirloin.  Yum.

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