|There are lots of bad things you can (and do) say about
the world of social media, but there are good things too.
watching" of the Super Bowl the other night, when we could chat with
each other, though we were in five different places across the country
is one of them.
The other is streaming video.
I am so happy that Berklee College of Music streams its concerts.
Jeri and her friend David McGrory (pianist) have put on a concert
every year for the past 7? years, of music they have written, as well as
And the best thing is that Berklee streams it, so family out here on
the west coast can watch it (and if you miss it, it is also
archived, so you can see it later)
This year it was all original music and I was very angry with myself
that I actually forgot that it was on. Ned and I were
sitting here chatting when Walt came through the front door in a rush
asking if he had missed it.
We turned it on but only saw the last 30 minutes. Then I found
the archive and watched it this morning.
I'm so glad that it was archived. I would hate to have missed
the first half, which I really liked. She had a piece called "A
Walk in the Woods," which was inspired by her daily walks in the woods
with their dog. It was in 3 movements. The second movement
was about all the frogs they see thru the year and the third
movement was inspired by Lester, the dog. Really nice.
This concert used all of Jeri's instruments -- clarinet, sax,
baritone sax and flute. She got smart this time and decided to sit
rather than stand for an hour manipulating heavy instruments.
The last song she did was "Waltz for Lacie," which uses all of her
instruments. She played that last year.
The bottom picture was Jeri gesturing to Lacie that this was for her
(though I'm sure Lacie wouldn't see it or appreciate it, but I really