Here is a photo from the Hidden Truth flamenco performance at 5 Monkeys that Tim and I were featured in last weekend. In the photo are: Dallas on native flute, Sarah on baile, Gabriel on guitar and Tim on palmas. The show went really well – more to come!
A house optimized for kittens October 21, 2008
This is a great house that’s been optimized in Japan especially for kittens. Isn’t it darling?
Thanks to http://mfrost.typepad.com/cute_overload/2008/10/post-1.html for these great pictures.
Hidden Truth Flamenco Performance, Featuring Sarah October 18, 2008
DATE: Friday, October 25, 2008
Tim: In Touch with His Feminine Side October 12, 2008
It takes a man rather secure in his masculinity to play a pink guitar with a Josie-and-the-pussycats-esque strap. Since the taking of this picture, Tim has flipped the strap to the plain suede side. And as for the pink… “It’s not THAT pink!”
Meet Lola – my pink Fender Strat 1960s reissued guitar. When I was working at Tom Lee Music in Vancouver, she sat untouched & unappreciated on the guitar floor forever. Figures – it’s mostly frequented by boys anyway. It went on sale and when I expressed an interest in this pink guitar, all the guys on the floor encouraged me, saying I undoubtedly had an outfit to match. Men.
With the kids in town visiting this past week (pictures to come), we broke out Lola and she’s been played more in a week than in the last five years. Tim is adamant that if he ever had a show where he played guitar, he’d play Lola. He did wear a pink tie at our wedding. Perhaps we should get HIM a matching outfit, too…
Yep. That’s Ginger on top of our shower curtain. And no, we didn’t put her up there. On any given morning, Ginger may jump up while we’re in the shower, presumably to drink straight from the shower head (which never happens). While she won’t drink water from her bowl, she will do this…
Ginger also enjoys perching on the mantle above the fireplace where she’ll sit like a taxidermied animal.
And my new favorite of the coolest Calico – FIERCE:
Flamenco Friday October 11, 2008
Flamenco dance is a healthy addiction I took up years ago. On my 18th birthday, a friend of mine treated me to a flamenco recital where I was astounded at the passion & fire I saw unfold before me on stage. For anyone who has witnessed live flamenco before, you know exactly what I mean! Shortly after Tim left on his mission, I began flamenco classes as a healthy outlet for emotions and haven’t looked back since.
A few months ago I began collaborating with a local flamenco guitarist named Gabriel Edgar who truly is among the most talented guitarists in the state. He plays with an flamenco fusion ensemble called Hidden Truth & we have been collaborating on some exciting pieces.
On Friday, October 24th, we will be opening up for a jazz pianist/singer in Salt Lake City at a non-smoking bar called the 5 Monkeys (7 East 4800 South just off State Street). Our set starts at 9pm and we’d love for you to come support the local arts community!
At right: a flamenco performance in Vancouver, Canada for Mozaico Flamenco Dance Academy. Photo credit: Doris Freidich.
BOO! October 9, 2008
Yesterday at work, Scott scared the LIVING DAYLIGHTS out of me! At our office, the bathrooms are outside in the hall. As I’m coming back from the bathroom, I open the door to the office and much to my surprise, he jumps out at me! I screamed, did my “cat pose” I do when someone freaks the tar out of me, and he takes off running. I haven’t been scared that bad for years and I wasn’t about to let him get away with it so I bolted after him, running down the hall in a skirt.
After we all had a good laugh, Kristen says to me, “It’s a good thing he didn’t scare you BEFORE you went to the bathroom.” Dang right! I might have looked something like this…
(kudos to Joseph’s girlfriend, Vivian, for a great picture!)
Have you had a good scare recently? Do tell!