Tuesday, February 28, 2006

On Saturday ...

      I attended Dr. Bob's Musicians' Coffee House, he holds them once a month at a local community college library. When I got there he asked if I brought my guitar, I said yes and was asked if I wanted to play a song or two.    


     I've never been known for being real shy, but just could not imagine getting up there in front of 100 or so people (many of which turned out to be amazing musicians) and playing Old Susanna and Hush Little Baby, (the only two songs that I happened to know at the time). I still have not figured out why we have to start out learning such silly songs.

      Anyway ... I passed and he encouragingly said, OK, maybe by next month. It actually amazes me to see teachers like Dr. Bob putting so much of their time and energy into teaching other people to do something. This coffee house reaches into the community and offers local musicians a place to get up on stage and perform in front of a crowd. But ...

     It's easy to tell that his heart is with his students and offering them an immediate opportunity to practice stage performance. That's Dr. Bob in the center of the photo above with a few of his students playing some of the songs that they've learned.

     As you can tell, I'm still having some problems with my new camera in low light settings, I sort of miss the point and shoot-ability of my Kodak Instant Share. The Nikon is just so darn adjustable and I've been to busy to get the whole white balance, exposure compensation and sensitivity (ISO) thing figured out. 

     I did just receive some advice from Steven at (sometimes photoblog) though and should be able to get much better results next time.Thanks Steven.




suzypwr said...

You will be ready in a month :). No pressure now, you can do it...sounds like fun!


indigosunmoon said...

Dr. Bob sounds like a great guy!  One money eh?
Hell, you should be able to play Stairway To Heaven
by then!  LOL

njmom72 said...

Hi there, I was blog-hopping and came upon your journal...great journal you've got here. Have a great week! :-)

~ Susan

ann7inflorida said...

How cool is that!!! I love stuff like this. Next time, get up there and show your stuff. I bet you will do GREAT! Happy Thursday, Coy! ~Ann : D

luvmort said...

Acoustic Coy and the Coytones! Live at the Coffee House!

sunnyside46 said...

I love the way you are so ready to try new things!