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Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Triple-Header Extravaganza

♪ Sing Along With Me 
I LIKE THAT music fills me with joy. I don’t know how to play a musical instrument, but I know melodies spike my energy. I sing like nobody is listening, and consider hand clapping after a performance part of the entertainment.

On Saturday, April 13, 2013, Frank and I enjoyed a triple-header date of listening to a jazz band at a local pub, and afterward a pop crew followed by an eclectic posse of voices and guitars. The Forsland Group was led by a barefoot lady jazz singer, accompanied by a saxophone player, guitarist and bass fiddle player. Many of us were tapping our feet to the beat while others were bobbing their heads to the rhythm and snapping their fingers. My compulsion is to sing along  if I remember the words, however because jazz tunes have doo-wop ups and downs it’s nearly impossible. 

 Brass Instrument Keys  

Afterward, we attended a fund-raising festival of music at the Campbell River Community Centre. The first band, Inclusion, is composed of three singers and five instrumentalists who tend to play dance music and sing-a-long tunes. The audience is always invited to participate and that's when I'm at my happiest. The band that followed, Ogre Major, has one female singer, a male singer who played guitar, along with two other guitarists. A computer produced the funky background sounds. I’m a big fan of lyrical music with words I can understand so everything I heard that day at all three concerts suited me just fine.

 Dig That Funky Beat 

One good thing about music,
 when it hits you,
 you feel no pain.
 ~ Bob Marley