Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Classy Music

A friend, who is a professional musician, owns a bass that costs over twenty thousand dollars.  Thankfully, it brings him more than sufficient income to justify the expense.

My granddaughter's guitar cost a little less than two hundred dollars and it has served her well for the past three years.  Her teacher has suggested that it's getting time for an upgrade and I've caught my granddaughter looking at Gibson SG customs online.  She pointed out that there was zero percent financing for two years, then gave me a hopeful look.  I'm thinking about it for Christmas.  At least it is far more reasonably priced than my friend's bass.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Sky Watch

A sky like this was made for watching.  Lay back and enjoy!

Sunday, September 25, 2016


I'm the one, who usually drives my granddaughter to her after school activities, including dance and guitar.  The dance studio is quite predictable.  Tons of girls from preschool through high school attired in leotards and tutus rush into classrooms, while the parents sit on the sofas in the waiting room chatting until the lesson is over.

Guitar is far less predictable.  Some days, musicians will wander into the store and I'll be treated to an awesome free concert. The next may bring a less talented musician and I'll find myself wishing that I had brought ear plugs.  Sometimes there will be a debate over equipment.  Does Seymour Duncan have the best guitar pedals?  Then there are a few days, where the store is quiet.  On those days, I can actually hear my granddaughter playing in the next room.  Those days are my favorites.

Friday, September 23, 2016


This summer's sweltering temperatures killed off most of my potted flowers. Two days ago, the heat suddenly abated and is predicted to stay gone until next summer. I'm planting pansies and hope to keep them for at least two months and maybe more.