Friday, December 5, 2008

12 Jigs of Christmas #2

Week 1 of marathon training is in the bank and I feel great. At this point I'm looking to keep it fluid and steady. I always find that 'speed' has a way of coming along on its own so I tend not to focus on it. It'll come. I'm wearing my old faithful Timex Ironman watch and running the chrono but not keeping track of time.

To the business of the "12 Jigs of Christmas". I've embedded Number 2 in the series. This plays out in our home right after breakfast. The kids push the envelope today and end up 10 minutes late for school! They didn't want to wrap it. Aren't we a charming and fun bunch.

And, here's a bit of insight for you. In larger group sessions like kitchen parties when a dozen or so musicians are involved and underway, someone will often holler out a tune they want to hear. The group will slide right into it as if the set list was laid out weeks in advance. It is amazing to watch them transition from one melody to another - smooth as silk. This kind of thing often brings Victoria to yelping and stomping. I love her just the same.

I managed to upload the whole clip to Facebook, but YouTube balked at the length of the original clip so I've hacked it in half. I need to hone my editing skills. So, that's why there is Part A and Part B. Anyhow, what you don't see before Part A begins is Chris peeling off his hoodie and Ella (dog) immediately plopping down on it. We're all roasting beside woodstove in the den. And the the hats? Purely a fashion statement.

Get a coffee, this will carry on for about 14 minutes. I told Chris (guitar) and Jon (fiddle) that we need to save enough material to cover all 12 vid's. Their combined response: "Dad, we know a thousand songs". Ah, the confidence of youth.

Again, welcome and enjoy. The other boys, Sam and Ben will join us soon for something special. Come again. Take care.



11 comments:

Melanie said...

WOW! Fiddling through the legs! That's pretty hardcore! You have a very talented family there... and once again, thanks for the blast from my past! :)

Backofpack said...

Cool, Rob, thanks!

Sarah Elaine said...

Week 2 of marathon training will finish for me tomorrow. I hope to get in a 10-miler. I have a slightly tweaked hamstring, so we'll see how it goes. Only managed 7.5 miles last weekend. We'll have to compare training notes at some point.

Sonia said...

That's very cool! I love it =) Does you wife play an instrument too or just holding the camera?

Nikki said...

WOWIE!!! What an amazing little fiddler you got there! My day would be crazy productive if I could have a dose of that after breakfast every morning! Wee! :O)

movin' down the road said...

you on that drum is priceless. You guys are amazing. AMAZING!

Atrusni said...

Hey great videos!!, great that your kids are liking music!!. I play the guitar myself with a band of engineers like me, and believe, it is a great way to take stress out of the way.

Great blog!

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Alexandra said...

Well #2 is quite something! What great fiddling!


Like you, I find some speed comes on it's own without trying. In the past, that amount of speed was enough!

X-Country2 said...

I'm here to tell them that they'll NEVER use math in real life. Screw school- keep rockin' kids!

RunnerMom said...

Amazing!

I'm glad you got your first week in the bank! Really, speed will come on it's own? I really wish it would come to me!

robtherunner said...

I agree about the speed. Keep things moving. You certainly have a talented family.

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