"Without music life would be a mistake." ~Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

Music has always been an integral part of my existence. I can still hear the sound of my mother singing as she washed dishes in our tiny apartment while I sat quietly on the floor immersed in my crayons and paper. I invite you to step into my world of music where you'll be introduced to the soundtrack of my life.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

A Fun, Musical Weekend

This weekend was filled with great music in the company of  cherished family and friends.  We began the weekend on Friday evening with friend and singer/songwriter Thomas Reed Smith (TRS) at Painesville's historic Rider's Inn.  Tom provided us with an evening of sing-a-long favorites from the 60s and 70s infused with his own melodical and lyrically inspiring compositions. Tom's informal, easy-going manner always guarantees an evening of  memorable entertainment, and being able to enjoy it with my hubby, son, and dearest friends was just icing on the cake!

             Thomas Reed Smith                                                    Photo: Keith Thompson

Keith and I headed to Chardon on Saturday morning, to hang out in the country with TRS and his wife, Kathy, and Scott & Heather.  Where TRS & Scott are gathered, there must be great fun and great music and this gathering was no exception.  Scott plays lead guitar for TRS in additon to wearing many other hats in the production of TRS music.  Scott is also the keyboard player for Skinny Moo and the creative genius behind Drunkdude 69. His talent is an absolute, undeniable fact.  It's a shame all these pictures look so serious in nature.  They really don't tell the story of the amount of  fun and silliness we have when we're together.  I guess it's difficult to take a good pic when you're laughing your ass off!

    TRS and Scotty                                                                            Photo: Keith Thompson
 Tom graciously wrapped himself in a hoodie and winter coat to grill burgers and dogs for our first official grill of this party season, and we had an awesome lunch before heading back home to grab a quick nap before the Skinny Moo gig.  I never did get to sleep, but there's no "getting tired" at a Moo gig. Just not possible.

Skinny Moo: Charley/Drums, Scotty/Keyboards, Jay/Vocals, Mike/Bass, Jeff/Guitar
Photo: Courtesy

What can I say about the "Moo Crew"?  The one thing I can say that you won't find here on the official Skinny Moo site, is that these are some of the nicest guys you would ever want to meet.  Their obvious love of music and playing together is evident in every performance.  You've NEVER heard a cover band like Moo before.  Where else can you hear "Save a Horse Ride a Cowboy" seamlessly blend into "Brick House" with a couple stanzas of  "Zanadu" thrown into the mix?  Their high energy performance always leaves me feeling like more.  Once again, we all had an amazing time spending an evening with Moo at Cabana's in Mentor.  Thanks, guys.  YOU ROCK!!!!  Now, on to the next gigs.......
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