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Back is good now, time to make up for lost time yesterday
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January 5, 2019 - 12:44 pm
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Well yesterday was a down day due to my back not behaving (actually I didn’t behave and it let me know). I did get to have fun with my viola at the end of the day.

This morning I actually got the material for Graffiti Quilt 1 cut, and rows and columns labeled, while listening to Linda Ronstadt, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Carly Simon, Helen Reddy (My theme song), and Rita Coolidge. Then I made us some egg salad for sandwiches for lunch. 

Now I am chilling on the sofa with a hot cup of coffee. That is a bit of an oxymoron. Gotta love oxymorons. After that, I will have fun with my Rudolph (violin). 

Yes, Helen Reddy has my theme song. “I Am Woman” (Here Me Roar). Love it. I wanted to play it for my wedding song. No go. When we got married we had to meet with my husband’s priest, he was Catholic, not me. Well, I told that priest, do not include “obey” in my vows because it is not going to happen.” Oh my gosh! He about split his gut laughing. After he stopped laughing he said that it isn’t in the vows anymore, back in the mid 70’s. It would have been such a hoot having “I Am Woman” played in the church. I should have stuck to my guns.

Saw one concert of Helen Reddy’s back in Nov 1973. My sister and husband were in CA and I visited and we went to a concert. She did fantastic concerts.

Well my coffee has cooled. My Graffiti Quilt #1 will not get any more work done on it today unless I do my violin first, so I should get cracking. 

Probably kind of weird I did this post, but coming to this site, and reading posts or actually posting, gets me started and inspired, and gives me that, “I can do it” feeling. Which brings up this question, what gets you started or inspired to do your instrument?

The Bumblebee Flies!

Fort Lauderdale
January 7, 2019 - 10:36 pm
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cid said
..............After that, I will have fun with my Rudolph (violin)...........

I take it you got "Rudolph" for Christmas???

"The richest person is not the one who has the most,
but the one who needs the least."

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January 8, 2019 - 12:50 am
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Fiddlerman said

cid said
..............After that, I will have fun with my Rudolph (violin)...........

I take it you got "Rudolph" for Christmas???  

@Fiddlerman you just couldn't resist could you? lol

I stay inspired. I only started playing fiddle a few months ago, but when I was a kid, once a month, PBS would play a segment of a series by Ruggiero Ricci. He was perfection to me. Jack Benny was one of my all time favorite comedians, right behind Gracie Allen, the greatest comedian of all, and he always had his violin close by. Every once in awhile he played it like a pro. 

My life revolves around music, and if I don't have an instrument to play, I am the most miserable person around. Without music, I am dead inside.

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January 11, 2019 - 6:31 pm
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The perfect way to clear the mind. I agree about music and playing. :)

"The richest person is not the one who has the most,
but the one who needs the least."

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January 12, 2019 - 2:13 pm
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Hello Hello:

I listened to Helen Reddy growing up. My sister and I played her records over and over.  My sister was the bigger fan.  But I still remember all the songs.  :) . I like Angie Baby.  I remember as a kid thinking what is that song about...  Innocent minds....but I like that  serious beat and tone in the song.

Love my coffee and sofa times.

I get inspired when I see my violin. The worst thing I did ... FOR the second time is put my violin in my office studio.  Then when school was out for semester break and I was not in my office ... the violin sits in the corner.

Things that motivate me to play...

1. When I see the violin.  It is out in my main room again where "she" needs to be and I  am picking it up more often.

2. Coming here to talk with this great pack of musicians of great diversity.

3. When I preplan what I want to learn and play.   Otherwise I just go over to the violin and play the 10-20 songs that I know.    

4. Having the sheet music that I want to play on the stand, otherwise I have to go through a big binder of music and find what I need and it is not time effective. 

5. Group projects and playing together.


Have a great day.

Vibrato Desperato.... Desperately seeking vibrato

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