Tagged: Guitar

Making Music in a Senior Citizen's Home

Making Music in a Senior Citizen’s Center

My father was hanging out with me in the basement, and then he began getting his band equipment together to haul upstairs to load into the car. He told me that he had a gig to play at the senior citizens’ home in Coronach, the next town over. My father is a very youthful 78-years-of-age. I asked him if he needed a roadie for making music. He was happy to have another set of hands to carry equipment, so I decided that I would join him for his performance. Once we got everything into the car, we had a quick sandwich in the house. As we were about to run out the door one of my brothers called. I knew we were short on time but my dad was too polite to say so and he talked to my brother as I watched the anxiousness build up in him as time was ticking by. Eventually, dad got off the phone and we jumped in the car to race the ordinary 15 minute drive from the ranch to town.

Penhold, Bentley, and Sylvan Lake

Penhold, Bentley, and Sylvan Lake

Penhold, Bentley, and Sylvan Lake. September 13. Penhold parade took place today.  I spent most of the parade racing Kellen for candy that was thrown from cars.  The parade was more about politics than anything else.  It disappointed me.  Where are the cool cars?  Where are the floats?  Here is the Liberal Party representative.  Here is the NDP party representative.  Here is the PC party representative.  Here is the town secretary…  Good thing there was candy to buy the children’s...

Penhold: Pepperoni Hamburgers in a Haunted House

Penhold: Pepperoni Hamburgers in a Haunted House

Penhold: Pepperoni Hamburgers in a Haunted House. September 11.   After a late start because of a little lady’s illness last night, Travis and I left Penhold and went to Red Deer to buy diapers and beer.  That is quite a combination.  I tried carrying the diapers and felt that it was bad luck so I had Travis carry them instead.  Some things just do not look right on me.  Perhaps one day I will have to buy diapers.  Maybe...

Bengough: Motocross Awesome-Sauce

Bengough: Motocross Awesome-Sauce

Bengough: Motocross Awesome-Sauce. August 27. Becoming a farm-kid again is a transition that seems natural, but in a way it is a slow process.  I am out of practice and out of farm-kid shape.  I have the calluses of a writer. In the evening I went to see my friend Chad in Bengough.  I got to his house and he had two motocross bikes in his garage.  I couldn’t resist.  I spent about 15 years on bikes like those, but...

Popayán: Plan A and Plan B

Popayán: Plan A and Plan B

Popayán: Plan A and Plan B. July 10. Learning a new language is hard to make yourself do.  I try to make 35 excuses of why I do not have time to study to avoid doing it.  Then as soon as I begin to study and learn, I think, “This is effing awesome.  Why was I not doing this earlier and why was I putting it off?!”  It is the exact same experience I have every single time I catch...

Buenos Aires - Zora's Birthday Rock Out

Buenos Aires – Zora’s Birthday Rock Out

Buenos Aires – Zora’s Birthday Rock Out. 11 April. Irmante and I headed into the center of Buenos Aires to change money.  We battled hard for a good rate with all of the ‘cambio’ yelling crooks.  The rate of the day was 10.25 pesos for one USD.  We had $400 USD to change, so we negotiated very hard and found a guy who was going to change our $400 for 10.6 pesos/USD.  He made a phone call and then lead...

Guitars Trump Cars

Guitars Trump Cars

Guitars Trump Cars  The Dave Deighton Transcript: hen we were a lot younger, my grandmother gave us some money. She had these bonds, so she’d put some kind of money away. She did not have a lot of money, so when we used to go over there the only thing that we would usually get was, “Here’s 50 pence for an ice-lolly.” And at that point, we didn’t have a lot of money lying around when we were kids so that...