|Members of the Cape Vincent American Legion at The Copley House in Chaumont, NY for Memorial Day 2014|
Friday, May 30, 2014
Thursday, May 22, 2014
|Sign outside the library in Carthage, NY.|
Yesterday I did another mini concert and workshop at the Carthage Library, Carthage, NY. This one had a small turnout. It was 5-7:00 and at 10 minutes after five no one had arrived. Then a woman walked in. Then a man. and another man. So I started. then a litlle later six more people arrived. So it was small. Consequently there was a lot of informal chat between me and the group. Many questions. Very attentive when I played. And this time I was less confident in my playing, and almost had some had shaking happening as well as a memory lapse on one piece by Fernando Sor. As always it didn't matter, the people enjoyed it a lot. But it bothers me that there is this inconsistance within myself about how I do. One event I feel great about and the next one I am not so satisfied with my job. However, I've heard that all performers, from soloists to bands to comedians, jugglers, magician, you name it, they all say "You have good nights and you have bad nights." That's the way it is.
|10 year old girl that I showed how to properly hold thye guitar|
and how to pick strings with the right hand.
|My new Cervantes guitar. This was the second event where I used it.|
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
A full day today. Guitar practice. Stacked 4 chord of fire wood. Mowed the Franklin St yard. Bought pair of brake calipers for the 2005 Dodge Caravan. Made some guacamole. Did a 2nd guitar practice session. Downloaded some collections of short stories by Anton Chekhov to my Kindle.
Saturday, May 17, 2014
|Me playing at the H Lee White Marine Museum in Oswego.|
|iPhone panorama of the room I played at the H Lee White Museum in Oswego. gary walts photo|