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17 Jun · Wed 2009
Aside from my work at the farm and being a 7th grade Language Arts teacher, I also enjoy playing music. This past weekend I was able to jam with some friends who I've known musically for many years. We got a chance to put together some tunes and I sat in for their show in New Haven. We were able to practice twice in our barn where I have a small jam area set up inside of my workshop. At the show we played a variety of covers from the Grateful Dead, the Funky Meters, Bob Marley, and even a Phish tune as well as some of the band's original tunes. My dad came down for the night to watch the kids so Erica and I had a night of music on our own. Thanks Dad! I had a blast and hope to do it again sometime soon.
In other music news, some students at school who have a "garage band" of sorts have challenged some of us teachers to a "battle of the bands." This will take place this Wednesday just before the students are dismissed to the buses. It is a twist on the more classic "students vs. teachers soccer match." The "teacher band" put togther three tunes and we hope to fair well. Though I am a self-proclaimed "Music Pacifist" I will be partaking in this "battle" as I climb behind my drum kit. Wish us the best...
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