Friday, November 05, 2004


Ashley, my daughter who turns eleven this month, started playing clarinet this year. I had expected a lot of squeaking and squaking but she really took naturally to it and has good tone and is doing very well. She had a concert tonight and I was surprised at how well the whole band of 40 to 50 5th and 6th graders sounded.

Earlier today my friend, Shawn Brown, shared a few of his songs with me. He is a talented songwriter and guitarist.

What with all that music, it seemed right that I had earlier this week borrowed The Music Man from the library and would play a few scenes for the kids. "Boring!" they grumbled at the idea. I told them the worst thing about watching it would be admitting they liked it so much. After the opening scene they were crying for more! What a great musical and movie (1962 version with Robert Preston, Shirley Jones, Ron Howard).

Whadayatalk? Whadayatalk!? Wherejaget it? (Library, but you can get it at Amazon)


At 6:46 PM, Blogger rick said...

Hi, Greg.

I was pointed to your blog by Edward Fudge. Nice work. If your kids liked Music Man (and not the Matthew Broderick one, yecch!) then they might also like "Guys and Dolls" too. The opening song about betting on the horses is one of my favorite Broadway rounds. It also has a very diluted gospel message in it worth discussing too.


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