Sunday, October 31, 2010

So I like Puffins

I performed at the Monthly Grind again. This was one of the things in September that kept me from any kayak-building progress. I had agreed to perform way back in the summer when writing two new songs* seemed like something that I had all the time in the world to do. September was fast fading, especially with the Klondike run and the church bell-ringing (I'll explain that one later). And I had two people that I had asked to play with me who were wanting to practice with me. It's a little hard to practice songs when they haven't been written. Anyway, where I'm going with this is... as the end of September approached, all my focus was on writing two songs. This one I will share with you is very goofy. Please excuse the few mistakes in the song.

*I certainly didn't have to write two new songs just for this event, but it is my goal to do it that way. I could do covers, but I think they are best left to people that can actually sing really well and are good performers. I could do a song I've already written but I had already played my best ones so something new is what's left.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Mt. Verstovia got some snow

I learned something recently (from my friend Paul) that I appreciate knowing. You will often hear Mt. Verstovia called Arrowhead, because the tip of it resembles an arrowhead.  And if you call it Arrowhead, you will often be corrected and told, "Arrowhead is actually about 2 miles that way," as the person points. So why is there a mountain that is not given much attention the one that actually gets to be named Arrowhead?  Because a cartographer didn't like one mountain having two names: Arrowhead and Verstovia.  So this cartographer moved the name Arrowhead to arbitrary peak, and that has led to much confusion and annoying corrections I'm sure. Now that you know that, I will share some pictures.