Thursday, October 07, 2004

Back beat about the bush


Playbox
Originally uploaded by wastedpapiers.
Went to a concert last night at the local High School organised by the Cheshire Touring organisation who put on shows in village halls (saw the Ukulele Orch. of Great Britain last year)and community centres etc. This time it was Backbeat a group of four young musicians who play mostly percussion instruments like drums, bongos, marimbas,vibraphones,xylophones and tons of shakers,whistles,triangles, gongs etc. Good fun mostly but went on a bit too long. The seats in the school are not meant to be sat on by humans really! We took our neighbour, Sarah and her young son Thomas, as they are always taking Archie out and it was about time we returned the compliment. Thankfully they seemed to enjoy it too.

8 comments:

Roger Stevens said...

Now that I own a ukulele (two in fact - like George - who always travelled with two ukuleles so that he could play along with friends) I would like you, Michael, to do this one thing for me.
That's right - spell ukulele right!

Whaddya say?

michael said...

These were the rare Tasmanian Ukelele's , carved from the even rarer Uke tree that only grows in Tasmania on the side of hills where the wombats gather to play with the womballs.
Roger, I do wish you'd get your facts right before you jump in there with your spelling collections!

Jonathan said...

Never mind the quibbling over spelling... Michael, you've gotta check out Scrapatorium...

Jonathan said...

Sylvia tells me that you already know this Scrapatorium person... never mind. I found her under "recently published"... is the world getting smaller ???

michael said...

Yes, ofcourse Scrapatorium is run by Angelica in Texas (yeehaaa! etc.) and also the wonderful Swapotorium ( that you'll find in my blog links) and Snapotorium ( about her terrific collection of old vintage photos) How does she find the time and energy to run three blogs and go out and find all this amazing stuff? Beats me!
It was also her idea to do the Collage Kids group at Flickr.

Ruud Janssen said...

Wow, I am fascinated by the statistics of your BLOG. A lot of people come and read. And as you can see, also give you comments.

I just wondered. Is this making you move more from the snail-mail world into the slectronic-mail-world? It seems so....

Ruud
www.iuoma.org

michael said...

I certainly spent more time on the computer than I did previously - since getting broadband infact. Now I see there is an online community out there which was hard to see before.
Especially with this blogging and the yahoo groups - a jigsaw that fits together. Mind you, i think it has helped my collaging at home as now i am inspired by the work i see online at Flickr and other blogs that feature collage like Scrapotorium, Digital mailart, etc.

Syl said...

It IS amazing the exposure one gets here...and thoroughly fascinating to be able to see from who, where the visits are. Also much work and energy on your part, Michael, setting up the different groups. You've provided links to exceptional collage, mailart,& music participants. Thanks for the inspiration!