Wednesday, February 27, 2013

"We the Tiny House People"

Fun and interesting documentary on tiny houses...  Takes me back to my studio apartment on Garden Street, which I thought of as my 8 x 12 four-bit room, and the one in the house up the street I also looked at, designed by a European and much more interesting than mine.  Great for one person living. You know, I don't think I have any interior pictures of that apartment.

Maybe I should build one of these tiny mobile houses for a cello studio when we downsize.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Fellow cello, Corbin Keep, aka "The Wild Cellist" and Eva De Zwart with her amazing composition...  Be inspired!

A clip from the debut of my [Corbin Keep's] kids show, "Say Hello to the Cello," at the Bowen Island Community School, Feb 13, 2013. This clip is of my onstage partner, 8 year old Eva De Zwart and I playing a song she wrote called "The Lonely Fern." Eva, her mom Tanya & I co-wrote the lyrics, but the music is all Eva. Note how quiet and attentive the audience is - they're 150 kindergarten-through-grade threes! The sound was not recorded from the stage - it's from the camera mic!

In the meadow
Growing, longing, wishing for friends and trees
Mother nature
Father wind, blow your spores, round her knees

Lonely fern
Lonely fern