Sometimes, in the hustle and bustle of life it’s easy for me to get hung up on all the things that I’m not – the things that for some reason might “complete” me as a person if I were that. Facebook is often an easy trigger for this. “Oh look how happy he is –… Continue reading Recording the Good in my Life
Today I made my third appearance on Central PA Live!, our local CBS affiliate’s sort-of variety hour. This was my third time on the show, doing a third different topic! The segment is below. Enjoy!
Wow! Did anyone see me on TV or hear me on the radio last week? What a fun time that was:) I’ve assumed head-organizer status for my uke club, the Allegheny Ukulele Kollective. We’re based in Altoona, PA and just recently had our first big ukulele quasi-festival which brought in about 125 people from all… Continue reading Ukulele Stuff!
I know it’s bordering on cliché to make a New Years’ resolution. I thought about it this year, and really, there is more than one thing I need to do or at least try to do this year. So, I made a list. Or as my wife would call it, a Happy-wappy List of Fun.… Continue reading New Year Resolutions and Restitutions
Here’s the Ukulele group I play with singing “This Land is Your Land”. Enjoy! This Land is Your Land: A Guthrie Uke Tribute from Steven Sherrill on Vimeo. The Allegheny Ukulele Kollective entry for PBS American Masters Woody Guthrie tribute: This Land Is Your Land Project. http://www.pbs.org/wnet/americanmasters/this-land/mission-statement/#
And here is the tuba in use! Presenting the Allegheny Bilge Rats Shanty Choir at Webster’s Bookstore and Cafe in State College, PA!
Playing the ukulele the other day for Ethan, he broke out in the cutest smile!
To answer the semi-rhetorical question in the title of this post, because I can. Also, I joined a shanty choir called The Allegheny Bilge Rats Shanty Choir. A shanty choir is a group of people who get together and sing sailing/pirate/working songs, occasionally accompanied by instrumentation. Which is where the tuba comes in. A few of… Continue reading Why Do I Have a Tuba?
Things Heather and I didn’t know about each other before we got married: We both consider Gin & Tonic our favorite cocktail Crunch/Krackle bars are our favorite candy bars Heather actually can cook I actually can fold laundry How not-completely-terrible we are at being parents 🙂 Heather, I love you so much. Here’s to a… Continue reading Happy 4th Anniversary to my Wonderful Wife!
For lack of a better word, the “festivities” surrounding Joe Paterno’s passing bring to mind the opening scene described in “Evita”. A shrine established outside what could have been called his home. Signs and memorials throughout the town. Long, solemn lines of mourners waiting hours just to pass by a closed casket. Mourner-lined streets to… Continue reading Santo Paterno