Video of Kate playing “Linus and Lucy” on piano at the 2016 LAMS Mustang Melodies Talent Show on October 8.
We are so proud of how hard Kate worked on this piece, and are thrilled for her that she absolutely NAILED IT! Way to Go Katerbug!!
In August 2013, one of my best friends passed away suddenly. His name was Kerry Anderson, and he owned a LOT of guitars. A few months after his death, his parents, Neil and Glenda Anderson, gave me one of his guitars. Prior to that day, I don’t think I had ever even held a guitar, much less played one. I treasured the gift greatly and promised them that I would learn to play.
Well, tonight I played the guitar in public for the first time in my life. It was at the Bellevue Church of Christ Talent Show, and I participated to honor Kerry and the awesome gift from Neil and Glenda. I decided to do a medley of guitar riffs from Jack White since he is my favorite modern guitar player, and because I’ve spent a lot of time practicing songs from The White Stripes and his solo work.
This was the most nervous I have been in a LONG time, and my hands where shaking the whole time. However, I made it through it, and am mostly pleased with how it went. Thanks for everyone for their kind words after the show.
Here’s a rundown of the songs in the medley:
I ended up spending a lot more time in 2014 focused on music rather than running. This has mostly manifested itself in learning to play guitar / bass and also in listening to a LOT of music on vinyl. I love vinyl, and I’ve found that spending time in record stores like Grimey’s, Third Man Records, and The Groove has exposed me to a lot more of what is out there than browsing in iTunes. Because I’ve spent so much time listening to music this past year, I decided to think through my favorite albums of 2014. Even now, there were still records released in 2014 that I’m really interested in, but have not yet had a chance to listen to. These would include albums like Morning Phase from Beck and Lost in a Dream by The War on Drugs.
With that being said, below is the list that I came up with. All of these are from musicians that write their own songs (very important to me) and released their albums on vinyl (not sure if I purchased any albums in 2014 that were only released digitally). Some of these are from musicians I’ve followed for years, and some are from groups that I became aware of in 2014.