My father loved the band Kiss


I was looking at some old family photos, and saw one photo where my father and his band had dressed up like the Kiss musicians. Kiss has been really popular for a very long time now, and I thought it would be fun to see what kind of YouTube videos I could find about the band. I was surprised to see one of the YouTube videos about the band was an interview done for http://www.musiciansfriend.com/. The video I found was done by the drummer, and I decided to watch it for a little while. I found it interesting that he talked about how he started out as a little kid banging pots and pans in the kitchen, just like my kids used to do. Then he went on to talk about how he used to play the drums for his father’s band, and it really helped to make me feel as if this guy was a “real” person.

I was reading some of the comments below the video, and I was saddened to read that a lot of people were expressing low opinions of him as a person. I don’t know if he is a nice person or not, but I always feel bad when I read negative comments like that.

Happy Fourth of July


Happy Fourth of July

Happy Fourth of July

I want to wish everyone a Happy fourth of July. I hope everyone has a good time and stays safe. Remember not to drink and drive. Be careful with the fireworks as well. We don’t want anyone losing body pieces and such. I am off to have a lil fun myself and no I am not driving as I intend to get a lil crunk.

Stocking up when the price is right


When Sandy told me that she was going to go online and order four boxes of rico alto sax reeds I told her that I thought she was crazy! There are twenty-five reeds in a box! One hundred reeds sounds like a life-time supply to me! But she told me that she has a couple of friends that will buy some off of her, and that she found them at a good price, and doesn’t want to take the chance of missing out on the good deal. She reminded me of the old adage “strike while the iron is hot.” I still think she’s crazy.

Sweet little machine that makes music


I can remember years ago when my mother brought home a large, electric organ. It was amazing how there were some buttons and pedals that she could push to make the instrument sound like a snare drum, or a trumpet, or a variety of instruments that I never would have thought would come out of something that looked so much like a piano! When I was looking at the zoom drums & percussion machine online today, and was reading about all of the things it can do, it brought back memories of my mother playing and demonstrating that electric organ the first day that she brought it home. Music has evolved so much since then – it really is amazing!

I hate when that happens!


Jerry asked me to help him pay for the purchase of a new e-mu keyboard for him to give Joshua for his birthday. I asked him how much did he need, and he asked me to chip in half. I decided to go online to find out more information about the keyboard, and typed in the link that Jerry gave me. The link, however, led to a page that said “no results.” I hate when that happens, and now I have to let Jerry know that I’m not going to chip in for anything until I see the details. I want to make sure that I’m not being taken advantage of. I hate when that happens!