Thursday, August 30, 2007

Love: Mollie Greene's words

Last summer I loved to read the way she'd complain about the heat. Now, with a third curly-haired child on the way, she has taken to writing love/hate lists.

Clearly, she's a Kindermusik Educator. Thanks for sharing you, Mollie Greene.

vacuuming the house just before bed
new school clothes and the way kids feel when wearing them
jude’s sneaky way of charming sips of coffee from my cup
the amazing way that children! learn! to read!
marvel hero (and villain) postage stamps
the potential for cooler weather
hel looks and the all-too-brief explanations as to what the heck is going on there
finding a good pattern to make the use of and need for kleenex lovely

cereal for dinner
amber on big brother 8
three year old whining instead of the helpful use of words to express needs, dislikes, displeasure
adults posessing self-centeredness but poorly disguising it as busy-ness
uncomfortable inability to not feel enormously pregnant

This elephant is full of peanuts

Thank you swissmiss.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

One man orchestra. Literally.

Look closely. They're all Bob Brozman.

Rock, paper, scissors, or a bedtime story?

Freakanomics authors Stephen Dubner and Steven D. Levitt blog for the New York Times. And they'll talk about all manner of things, including one of the Stephen-ven's nightly ritual with his daughters to teach creative thinking skills.
Click the picture to read the blog post and watch the video.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Top Toy Trends 2007

I've been (not so) joking about getting a red, radio flyer wagon to cart my guitar amp from my car into bars for gigs. Novelty, and practical, yes. I could use the wagon as an amp stand, too.
Now that I see this new take on a radio flyer, I'm doing a double take. Unfortunately, my amp would crush this little worm, but I'd still like to take him for a spin. Or a bob. Or a wiggle.
Check out all the top toy trends profiled in Parent magazine and take special note: Almost every single one has a music and movement spin.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Mind your own business

Kindermusik Educator Caroyln Hornell was profiled this week in West Vancouver's newspaper--in the business section.

Get rhythm

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Composer with the ridiculously long name

The name of the German composer in the Monty Python sketch is:

Johann Gambolputty-de-von-Ausfern-schplenden-schlitter-crass-cren-bon-fried-digger-dingle-dangle-dongle-dungle-burstein-von-knacker-thrasher-apple-banger-horowitz-ticolensic-grander-knotty-spelltinkle-grandlich-grumblemeyer-spelter-wasser-kurstlich-himble-eisenbahnwagen-guten-abend-bitte-ein-nürnburger-bratwürstel-gespurten-mitz-weimache-luber-hundsfut-gumeraber-schönendanker-kalbsfleisch-mittleraucher-von-Hautkopft of Ulm.

Via Swiss Miss

Thursday, August 09, 2007

General Admission

Here is the Educator responsible, and I've asked her for the full story. More later ....

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Gigantic Dulcimers Kick Off Beijing Olympics

Imagine the Olympic size of that home material order. Geez.

Hey Xander, this one doesn't have a heart

Space Invaders Fifth Symphony

First the hoodies, then the symphony, then somebody throws around Beethoven's name.
"If Beethoven were alive today, he would be a video-game composer. ... He was always ahead of the curve. His whole thing in music was to control the emotions of the person listening to it.”'

Video Games Live organizer Tommy Tallarico

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

If I only had a brain

I was always amazed at how he could sing and dance, without a brain.

Must be the music that makes him so brilliant.