Tonight I have been surfing the Youtube videos, and I have a couple of shows to share:
I am really happy to see children who are interested in music getting this much positive reinforcement for their talent and efforts.
Ivan Ng’s blogspot post regarding Cyndi Lauper’s mountain dulcimer performance came to me through Google Alerts today. Looks like a nice blog, and I’m happy to have found it.
Here’s the video Ivan shared, and I hope you enjoy it here, too:
The time is here now…to stop all my blogging and logging and get to thinking about my Christmas spirit. I haven’t wanted to think about it, but I feel better about it today…with all the computer work at a good pausing point.
It’s time to think about Christmas.
The info below is from an entry I posted on another blog. I really do need to learn that RSS stuff, I guess.
Today one of my friends in my dulcimer world sent me one of those forwarded messages that I’m supposed to forward to a number of folks with expectations to be rewarded and/or surprised by blessings. Although I don’t normally forward these kinds of things….this one particularly pleases me to share with anyone who chooses to read this blog. I think it is visually, emotionally, and intellectually stimulating. It came to me as a Powerpoint attachment to my friend’s email message. I changed the file to be a Quicktime movie, hoping that it would be more universally viewable. We will see if that concept is correct, if we can view the new version through this link on the forum blog. If the movie is not viewable, please feel free to email me. I can forward to you the original Powerpoint version.
I tried to add a comment to the file statistics/information before making a Quicktime movie out of the slideshow, so I could reference my source. However, it seems the comments I added were not kept. My friend’s Powerpoint file statistics show that, after I changed it to the Quicktime movie, the file has been edited 17 times and that editing took over 130 minutes. The statistics also indicate the original file was created September 25, 2008, at 11:11 p.m. [ Hey, Mz. Margz! That’s Angel Time!!]
Along with the Quicktime movie, I’m happy to share this website that you might like:
Here’s a link to the Quicktime version of the Powerpoint visual presentation that my friend sent me:
I hope you will be having a lovely and happy holiday week.
My friend, Elizabeth DePietri, sent to me this beautiful message and visual show. Originally, it was in the form of a Powerpoint presentation, but I have changed it to a Quicktime movie format, hoping that it will be more universally viewable for you.
I keep forgetting to tell you about Adrian Kosky’s new CD! Sorry!!
I have listened to this bluesy musey music over and over again…..and again…., and I like it.
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I can’t believe it is Saturday already….it seems like I just woke up to another week of nothing to do…and tried to find something to do….and stayed at it here at my desk in my Little Yellow Room….all week.
What have I been doing lately?
I’m having to remind myself….so I’ll just blog it.
I have updated my wall on Facebook, my place on MySpace, synced up my LinkedIn, and lived-it-up with my LiveJournal. I have been active in Margaret Gill
‘s Abundant Private Practice Wellbeing Winners practitioners’ forum
, worked on my own namesite blog, cleaned up the chaos of my LYR, and I have scanned and/or resized hundreds of pictures and stored them on my hard drive, organized the pictures in my photo gallery
by their year, state, city, and calendar date. I have played my dulcimers, my banjo, and my piano. I have skyped up Adrian down under
, and I have reminisced about hosting events for friends I miss. I have helped my daughter bake Christmas cookies and clean up the mess. I’ve cooked a dinner or two and a couple of brekkies, too. I’ve poetically passed on songs and site links to some musical friends with hopes that they reach their individual and spiritual zens. I have surfed and dreamshopped for a gray poodle that I want to love soon someday….whilst praying that I get to do some worldwide traveling, too.
I’m physically tired and mentally wired….needing a new start on something good for my heart.
I’ll stop this entry here, because if I don’t, I fear….my rhyming might lose some of its natural rhythm and timing.
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Here’s what Googled up in the dulcimer alerts today:
It’s so beautiful! I love their gracefulness, sounds, and sensuous beauty. Hope you do, too!
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I came across these great pictures of the mountain dulcimer gang I enjoyd playing with at the gazebo near the Wolf River Cafe in Rossville, Tennessee, last year.
Just wanting to share our fun:
I have spent a couple of days uploading pictures into my photo gallery…and cleaning up my office….trying to clear my brain and my path before the year end.
I’m trying to sort the photos by year. Here’s one from 2002 that is an artifact of a new beginning that happened in my life that year: