I turned 40 last week on Wednesday. On Saturday my friends threw me a fantastic tribute of a party. Awesomeness:
- Maile, Libby, Sam, Patrick and others conspired to make many super, secret touches
- Patrick and Kelly flew in from Syracuse
- Kat flew in from San Diego
- Mom flew in from DC
- 40′ slip n slide (with nonstop kid use)
- retro jFro graphic, and on pins and coozies nonetheless!
- tribute covers and requests featuring
- Derek’s cover of Mystical Experience #115
- Lib’s singalong to What The Day Had To Say (and human music stand for I Have Arrived)
- P’s poem (from jremix)
- Jody’s cover of God Has Been Good To Me
- Chris’s guitar and All Blues
- Los on drums
- Mo’s cover of For Your Lover and requested J or Jesus and Molecule
- Tbone on fiddle
- and Aiden on keys and maracas
- Amy’s old pics of younger j, the Shiner crew, (not to mention the keg and assorted beer)
- so many friends!!!
Here are a bunch of pics from Kat’s iPhone.
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My buddy Gray’s band, The Lodge On Regulus, played a few blocks from my place at the Whip In tonight and it was made a great scene by the cool vibes (Gray Parsons) and sax (Thomas van der Brook), drums (Donny Wynn) and bass (Tom Benton). I caught some nice audio on my recorder. Jody went with me, Derek met us there. This is why I moved to Austin.
Here is a sketch and song for Brigham, the 1.5 yr old grandson of my cousin Carolyn.
Brigham, Brigham, doin little num nums
Sweet little tum tum fingers and toes
Brigham Brigham, grippin with your thumb thumb
Cute patuti bum bum we love so
Briggsie, Briggsie, eat you like a figsie
You mommy and you daddy love you so bigsie
Briggsie Briggsie, you squeaky little pigsie
You’re jiggin we’re a diggin, oh we’re wiggin out
Briggles, Briggles, tickles and a wiggles
Blowin on your belly and kissin your hair
Wriggles and jiggles, give anything for giggles
Your laughter is a heaven and your breath is a prayer
Mommy and Daddy, Jaylyn and Teddy,
Love you so steady, simple and pure
Love you, love you, never enough of you
Sleep my little fiddle we’ll awaken to more
This was Anais’s first bus ride. Mom dropped us off at the bus stop near work and we rode home. We got off at Guero’s, got a slice of Homeslice pizza and walked home past the swing.
I was one, with a blond ‘fro. Dad was bearded and smokin’. Mom was in green polyester slacks. We’re outside the courtyard where we lived.
My little baby girl was born yesterday, right on time – the due date, Nov. 7th – at 10:35 AM, full-term and well-formed.
A few weeks ago, at Gramma Hickey’s memorial sevice, I took this shot. I like it b/c Mimi caught me trying to catch everyone off-gaurd. Mimi is a photographer, so it felt like a shared moment between two photographers who know the tricks and the tactics. Takes one to know one.
Below you will find the Xmas performances of my students and I at the house concert we had on the cul-de-sac where they all live.
To see photos of the evening, go to: http://www.flickr.com/photos/79775161@N00/sets/1636231/
Flea/Bee – Ian plays and Jason sings the song they wrote a few weeks ago.
World War 3 – Katie sings and plays the song she wrote.
Blowin’ in the Wind – Abby sings and plays Bob Dylan’s classic.
Twist N’ Shout – The Guit’rs (Reed, Kyle, Jason) play the Beatles.
But My Soul – The Guit’rs (Reed, Kyle, Jason) play a song written by Kyle and Jason.
Song for Andrew – The Guit’rs (Reed, Kyle, Jason) play a song written by
Kyle and Jason for Andrew for the first time.
The Box – Ellyn Hickey tells the story she wrote about boy who was the prince of Egypt.
Angels We Have Heard On High – Abby sings and Jason plays the xmas classic.
Jingle Bell Rock – Katie sings and plays.
Lord I Lift Your Name On High – Kyle plays and Jason sings a worship song.
Sing-along Medley – Overlookers: all together now!