Monday, February 23, 2015

[students only] Humming House in concert Tuesday, March 3rd

The band Humming House performs on 3/3 at 7:00 pm as part of the new Red Barn Series on Auburn's campus. It's free and open exclusively to current students at Auburn in case any of those read my posts. Here's an event page of sortsThis is the first I've heard of the group. They sound good on YouTube, and it looks like it'll be fun.

Below is edited from a news release they sent me. I know, I'm like press, now! Here's the full unedited release. Go and write a review. I'll post it on my site, and for your trouble, you can get in free to my next gig.


This is the picture they sent with the release. Click it to see a
totally different look in a video of them playing music.
Nashville quintet Humming House is set to release a new album, Revelries, on March 24, 2015, via Nashville label Rock Ridge Music (with distribution via ADA). With self-described interwoven threads of folk, soul, bluegrass and more, the band presents acoustic instrumentation—mandolin, fiddle, acoustic guitar, and bass.

American Songwriter called their music “infectious and grin-inducing.” Roughstock dubbed Humming House “darned close to perfect.” Huffington Post just named the band one of the “peak musical performers of 2014.”

Says band founder Justin Wade Tam: “We’re thrilled to release a new set of musical narratives into the world. Revelries embodies our adventures on the road, our evolution as a band, our love of storytelling, and our insatiable desire to have a good time on stage and off.”

Produced by Grammy winner Mitch Dane and mixed by Grammy winner Vance Powell (Jack White, Buddy Guy), Revelries is the third recording bearing the name Humming House.

Friday, February 20, 2015

[interview] Brazilian Choral Music Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015

The AU Chamber Choir will perform Sunday (2/22) at 2:30 pm at Auburn First Baptist Church. Writing about these things is time consuming, but what with all the Brazilian music, the guest conductor/composer, and the two world premiers, I really wanted to cover it, so I thought maybe I could record an interview instead. William Powell came over at lunchtime while I was making hot dogs for me and my son John's lunch (it comes up).

Click here for the event page. Click the big arrow below to hear the interview.


Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Skeletons


When Winter is gone,
I will miss the trees,
Pointing with their fleshless fingers
To all the different heavens
And tempting me with death.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Valentine's Day Poem from the Paaaaaaast

Valentine's Day is my birthday, and we had family to the house today for cake and coffee. Mom read a poem she found that I wrote when I was 7, almost 8. I was in second grade at Clemmons School (Clemmons, NC) my one childhood year I spent away from Auburn.

Of course, I've scanned it and embedded the images of both pages on this blog post below.

I have no memory whatsoever of writing this, but I have to agree with Ms. Atwood's underlined "Good" and "A" grade, because what is art without its critics. And look how nice the cursive was! Here's the poem...
Valentine's Day 
A cupid, a heart, and a dove
And a sweet little message of love —
Oh, that's what I got
For the one who alot
Of this day I have spent thinking "ove"
I feel flippy,
I feel fizzy,
I feel whoopy,
I feel whizzy.
I feel wonderful.
Im feeling just fine.
Because you just gave me,
A valentine.
Don't give me any wine,
Don't rub your hand down my spine,
Come on be tough.
Don't do all that stuff —
Just be my valentine. 
Awesome job, 7-year-old Patrick.