Monday, January 31, 2011

Folsom Prison Blues

To this day I recall the albums we owned when I was a kid growing up in Tucson. We had Hank Williams, Johnny Horton, Porter Waggoner and an album of Polkas. I still remember every word to "Too Fat Polka". I grew up listening to, and loving, country music. It wasn't until I was an adult that I really even had listened to any rock music. Today I would say that what I love is classic country, classic rock and some of the newer country as well.

About ten years ago I started hosting the Wednesday Night Music Club. Some fellow musicians and I get together every Wednesday night to play music for a couple of hours. We even get out and gig from time to time.

Some videos from shows we have done

Pictures from the jam over the years

As you might expect a bunch of us are Microsoft geeks and this past Wednesday night our keyboard player is recording video on his new Windows Phone. I didn't even know he was recording. The room is very dark and a phone is not really what you think of as a video camera. The next day he has published a clip from the jam. The clip starts about half way through the song but as you can see we are usually having a good time...

Daniel - Folsom Prison Blues

I guess the apple never really falls far from the tree....

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Liam's first swim meet

Liam has been swimming and taking lessons since he was five years old. He is a nut for the water. This last year he joined swim team. Some practices he swims a mile! That is 52 laps (104 lengths) of the pool. I never have been a strong swimmer and truly am both impressed and proud of his ability.

This morning he participated in his first ever invitational meet. Marlaina and I both went to watch and cheer. Wow, what a zoo! There were probably a hundred kids there. Liam competed in three events. The 400 yard team medley (backstroke), the 50 yard freestyle and the 50 yard backstroke. He didn't win, but he did get his feet wet (haha). He knows a bit more about what it feels like to compete. Super job!

I took some pictures. They aren't great but they do capture the spirit of the event.

Liam diving from the starting board

Liam in the 50 yard backstroke

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Heading to Amado for Grandpa's Birthday

Hi everyone, it looks like we're all going to be in Amado for Grandpa Moore's 95th birthday celebration. Wow, that is certainly a lot of living. I must say that I rather enjoy the prospect of a long life courtesy of the Moore genes.

There is a lot of email flying around on this. If you want info and don't have it, please drop me a line. Send email to Daniel

Miriam is looking into the availability of the Cow Palace. They are closed right now but are expecting to be back open in March.

Velma is looking into the availability of the Longhorn Grill. I have put pictures of both below just because they are cool to look at and represent years of history for the family. Grandpa's 90th was at the Cow Palace also.

Right now the plan is Dinner in Amado at 4PM on Sunday afternoon, March 27th. Which establishment is still not certain, but you should be able to park once and go to either one!

Cow Palace

Longhorn Bar and Grill

If you need to feed your GPS, this will get you there:

Longhorn Bar & Grill
28851 S Nogales Hwy, Amado, AZ 85645
(520) 398-3955

Hope to see you all in Amado at the end of March!