For the Daily Prompt: fret.
Few frets at Fiddle Tunes. This is from 2010 and my son played with the Cajun group.
Blogging from A to Z, happy things. M for music, music, music!
My father and sister and I had a chance to record some of the family songs. This one is called Down by the Sally Gardens. My parents used to sing the duet.
May you have a joyous Monday!
Blogging from A to Z, my theme is happy things. The letter J for jump, jive, joy!
And jitterbug! I am a jitterbug dancer, east coast swing or 6 count swing, and lindyhop, and west coast swing. Salsa, merengue, cajun dance, two step, oh and a few clogging steps, about 6 total. I love to dance and I love the Jump Blues!
I took the photograph this morning: of an old t-shirt. We went to as many dance camps of The Savoy Swings Again as we could. There were two bands and lessons all day and I would have to increase my salt intake to keep my muscles from cramping. Deanna Bogart is still playing. And the Washington Swing Dance Committee still has a page devoted to dance!
On my last trip to the Washington DC area, my daughter said, “Let’s go dancing.” We found the DCdancenet site. We found a contra dance at the Spanish Ballroom, at Glen Echo Park. My son, his girlfriend, my daughter and I all went to the dance. The Spanish Ballroom is where I met their father and living on the west coast, I had not been back for years!
Jump, jive, joy and jitterbug! I am glad that dance is still going on, teaching, live bands and all the joy it brings!
And check this out: the same t-shirt shows up in this video of the Jiving Lindy Hoppers!
Normal chaos, 2010.
For the Daily Prompt: wrinkle.
Unstaged, messy, daily life is wrinkled and joyous and unpredictable.
For the Daily Prompt: trill.
This is my great grandpa Bayers, who played in John Philip Sousa’s band.
For the Daily Prompt: riff.
I think of a rock and roll riff.
Lots of them.
And here is a rock. A rock and a leaf. A riff on rock and roll….
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