Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Another Change in My Life

OK first off I am confused how my blog got changed around! That will teach me never to tinker when you mind is not fully charged. I hate they way it looks but do not want to mess with the layout just yet!! AND the colors....YUCK!!!

This weekend marked my 20th year marching with a great group of folks, The BC Celtic Kazoo Band! I have led this band now for 10 years and it has been both a labor of love and a royal pain in the ass at times!! AND sometimes a part time job...of which there is no pay, except the grattification that comes on parade day when all run smooth! AND it did just that this past Saturday.

Thursday night at last practice we had well over 100 people show up. They surprised me with an appriciation award and a few very nice trinkets!!!

It was a great parade day! Here is a little clip taken on Saturday. I will post more pictures soon

Friday, March 4, 2011

Past Parades

Well I wanted to write some magnificent words of wisdom here, but alas they all escape me...so in prep for tomorrows local parade here are a few clips from previous years of our band!! YES, a KAZOO BAND!!!

This is a few of our drummers warming up ...

A rainy past parade day...

A SNOWY parade day ...
AND yes those are jello shots on the table!!!

The crowds love us ... not sure who toke this someone on the side lines, I found it on You Tube!! LOL

These are the Kazoo Band friends...the Philly Pipe band rocking with some Kazooers on parade day!! You gotta LOVE these guys!!! This clip makes me smile!!!!

HAPPY PARADE DAY Binghamton, New York!!!!

I will try to post some pictures next week of the festivities!!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

New York Tourists!!

Not from being from NYC proper but I have walked the city often enough to also be annoyed by the people stopping to "look up" or take photos and thought these two clips were hysterical

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Happy Birthday Dr. Suess!!

If you want to pronounce the name the way his family did, say Zoice,not Soose. Seuss is a Bavarian name, and was his mother’s maiden name: Henrietta Seuss’s parents emigrated from Bavaria (part of modern-day Germany) in the nineteenth century. Seuss was also his middle name.

Theodor Seuss Geisel — known as “Ted” to family and friends — liked to say that he adopted the name “Dr. Seuss” because he was saving his real name for the Great American Novel he would one day write. But that’s probably not true. When talking to the media, Geisel was more interested in telling a good story than he was in telling a true story.

He wrote an illustrated 44 books!

I don't know if you agree but I think he looks like Mr. Rogers in this picture!!

Thanks for some GREAT books, and Happy Birthday Theodor Seuss Geisel !!