Somebody recently asked, “How is that jumping thing going?” As we all know, sometimes enthusiasm overwhelms common sense. My knees can attest to that. Today, they hurt. The pain, in turn, raises the age-old question of whether overweight older folks are designed to jump? We will leave to scientists, theologians, and politicians the debate as to exactly what is “age-old” and whether man is… Read more
OUR BLOG CHRONICLES A MUSICAL JOURNEY
The basic story line is, even though he never played guitar before and had not played a musical instrument since tuba in elementary school band, Bill T received an electric guitar after he was 60 -- as a joke. From then on, despite a musical talent deficit, he tried to learn instrumental surf music but at first could not find an instructor. He met Paul the Pyronaut -- a surf guitarist a couple of generations younger. Over a few years they wrote some original songs. The Lava Pups eventually emerged from Bill T's imagination. A CD was recorded to check something off of his bucket list. Then the CD had to be performed live. And -- voila -- we had a band! The Lava Pups were a reality. For how long, who knows?