Old World or New, Sacred or Profane

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Brea street fair

Last night I played with two others in a street fair, of sorts, called Musician's Playground, in Brea, CA. The main attraction was the O.C. Wind Symphony, but for some reason our little trio got two out of nine pictures in the online local newspaper article: http://www.ocregister.com/news/night-259610-brea-free.html

Because of an intrusive canopy pole, the newspaper photographer opted to photograph us separately, but we were a trio playing together (at least trying to stay together despite the street noise and distractions):

I don't know if you can tell, but the hammer dulcimer player has very severe arthritis. He copes amazingly well. Where there's a will... What a guy! Good for him!

So now a still shot of my form is out in the open. I remember when that shot was taken. I was trying to blast out on that low D. I know, I know, Emily would say there's too much left hand pronation. I'm bad, I'm still resisting. I wonder if my bow hold passes the Emily test. Emily, are you out there?


Guanaco said...

Your bow looks pretty stoked to me...

Terry said...

Thank you Guanaco, but where did this "stoked" bow thing come from. The stoking that I remember was in reference to the old "bucket-a-day" when I was a kid. Anybody here remember what that was?

Guanaco said...

Growing up in the south - long before spell-checkers accepted words that were spelled correctly regardless of the appropriate context - I never had to worry about stoking the coal-stove with a bucket-a-day. Then, a lapse of sanity brought us to Alaska, where stoking wood-stoves could be considered a competitive sport.

I will admit, that there may have been a few occasions when I've considered stoking my bow along with the day's load of firewood. :)

Jon Silpayamanant said...

Your bow hold looks just fine!

Helen said...


I've just stumbled across your blog, and it's been an interesting read!

Anyway, just wanted to say thanks and hope to hear more from you!