I've appreciated all your comments during the past several months on this crazy little blog-o-ventre of mine. Sometimes I don't know where my nutty head is and why I am sharing too many 'inside thoughts', but thank you for reading! I do hope you continue, and continue to give me feedback 'cause I'm a junkie for it.
I just wanted to let you know that I'm taking a blog-iday. I probably won't be writing for a couple weeks. See, I help organize and direct a music gig up here in northern Saskatchewan called the Northern Lights Bluegrass and Old Time Camp and Music Festival. It is a wonderful time and even amidst all the chaos that's happening right now trying to get it off the ground for the 7th year running, I feel blessed to be part of it.
The reason I became involved is because of my upbringing. Music was a huge part of my family. My grandfather played fiddle and we had many kitchen parties. I didn't realize how important it was back then and how keenly I would miss it when it was gone. It was the 80s and hair gel and electric guitars and *horror* synthesisers took over people making real music. We are working to bring that real music back. Bluegrass? Old Time? That's for old people! Actually, you wouldn't believe it. It's hipster music now! And not broken hipsters either!
Kids are coming to our music camp with their parents and grandparents. They are unplugged, they are learning, they are around a campfire, they are forming a palate for real notes, played with real instruments. From there they can do whatever they like. Our festival has some talent that is jaw dropping, they come from all over North America: Saskatchewan, PEI, BC, Yukon, Louisiana, Portland, North Carolina, Alabama, San Francisco...and they are all so damn good. As I said, I am blessed to be part of it. It's going to take up a great deal of my time for the next couple weeks. I hope I have some funny stories to share afterwards.
Here is a picture of Norm last year with his broken foot. NOT a funny story!
If you are curious, you can watch this youtube video. It's a great snapshot of what we do at camp and I really wish I had styled my hair that day!
See you soon!