August 31, 2009

Marvin's Marvelous Mechanical Museum!

Things have been busy around here. While we were in Michigan last
week Noah and I visited THE Marvin's Marvelous Mechanical Museum!!!
I got to hang with The Brain
Noah playing Lord of the Rings pinball
Freaky dudeThe Love Tester - Measure your sex appeal on the Love Meter
Noah's results: ClammyOf course you all know why I was so excited to visit Marvin's... but I'll tell you again anyway... it's the title of one of my favorite wacky-rock albums by the Ann Arbor based band Tally Hall.
And here we are backstage at The Ark in Ann Arbor

August 17, 2009

Tunes, tunes and more tunes!

What a great week of music! On Monday morning Noah and I drove out to Rochester to teach at a Fiddle Camp run by our friend Megan Beller. It was held at the Kanack School of Music and we had a great time hanging out, jamming, dancing, swimming and having other various forms of fun there all week.

Some of the faculty: Donal, Ellen, Jenna and me
During the band session I got to work with some fantastic young musicians (and human beings in general): Daphne, Eric, Meghan and BarrettYou guys were the best!
A total suprise: jamming with Cedar and Nadine! Great to see you!
The A&N Band played a couple of gigs in northern New York this weekendI always love playing with these guys
The fearless explorers: Jodi and Rachel
This week Noah and I are rehearsing material for the new album. We leave for Michigan on Friday which should be fun. I'll try and post again soon.

August 09, 2009

My weekend

It's a quiet Sunday afternoon here. Warm and humid. I've already had one nap but I might need another. Sarah's been in Ohio this weekend visiting her family. So Abby and I have had the place to ourselves. I saw dad on Friday; we had dinner at Mai Lan (great Vietnamese place) and talked for a while. Also got to hang out with some friends in Westcott and play a little music. Noah and I rehearsed for most of the afternoon yesterday. We've got some studio time lined up at the end of the month that we need to get ready for. The material's coming along pretty well. I need to script out the arrangements still but it's getting there. I picked up a new tremelo pedal that I'm pretty excitied about but I haven't been able to get it to work yet. I think there's something messed up with the power supply. Anyway, church this morning was good. I've missed it being on the road so much. Getting up at 6:30 AM was a little tough but singing and playing with Kailyn, Noah and Sarah (Wright) was fun. For lunch I had a tomatoe and cheese sandwich with one of the heirloom tomatoes out of our garden. WOW!!! That had to have been the best frickin tomatoe of all time. Crazy good. Next week Noah and I are teaching at a fiddle camp in Rochester. We'll have to leave pretty early tomorrow morning I think. Maybe I'll get the house cleaned up a bit before Sarah gets home. Sorry I don't have any pics. I'll try and remember to put new batteries in my camera.

August 03, 2009

J'adore Montreal

Sarah and I got to spend a week on vacation with her family in northern Vermont. Had a great time! We took a day trip up to Montreal...
What a great city!
Gretchen, Anna, Becky and Sarah
Diana's latest fashion statement
This has nothing to do with anything in particular but I liked it :-)