i am not the first to use speak and spell technology in a song. i heard kraftwerk doing this on an underground 80s station. when i did an image search for the band, i found the pic above. yeah that’s about right.
jenny tells me that i don’t post enough pics of our cat, max. one of his favorite sleepy spots is on the recliner. even though he is a year and a half old, he still acts like a kitten. this is probably what he looked like in his prenatal stage.
it’s been a weird rainy and summer the past few months. beep goes the weasel only made a handful of appearances at the boulevard drive-in. this friday the 29th, we’ll beep one more time outside the snack bar before the first frost hits KC. the end of summer doesn’t mean the end of beeps however, more gigs are scheduled in september and october!
last saturday beep goes the weasel set up in front of the lackman library for an hour. there were all kinds of curious kids and grown ups that wanted to jam on veggies and the theremin! thanks to joseph keehn, bryan voell, and the listen local series for making this happen!
dad and abby drove up from el paso last week. the pics above were taken @ steve and darla’s the last day we were all together. earlier they got a room at the econo lodge in carthage, and i’m told that the girls (sara, jane, and mary lynn) didn’t waste any time, and went swimming at the motel’s indoor pool! we also had a fun time jamming with horns, flute, guitar, and drums on sunday after church. we played everything we knew from to mozart to stax/volt.
last weekend i turned 49 and played a piano that was on the corner of 75th and wornall. jenny played the music box dancer, and i played linus and lucy aka the peanuts theme song. the blue piano is one of many pianos on parade that are scattered throughout the city. my folks from joplin came up w/presents and celebrated w/jenny, angie, and me. earlier that day i got a birthday card and a whoopie cushion from my folks in el paso. they are coming to KC this weekend!
this was my high score on missile command a couple of weeks ago at power play. as i type this i’m listening to casey kasem counting down the top 40 hits from 1984. the donnie darko book is on my amazon wish list. the weather has been changing on a dime recently, and if a thick fog envelops old overland park i can’t guarantee what decade i’ll be in when it clears up.
motel mancini had great weather at the river market last saturday. the temps topped out in the 80s, and the humidity was low for kansas city. we played in front of winslow’s barbeque, got to know other buskers, and thanked everyone who dropped a dollar in our collective hat. we plan on setting up again july 18 from 7:30-noon. my other project, beep goes the weasel, also benefited from the mild weather last saturday. we played for (and with) grown ups and kids before each movie at the boulevard drive-in. the manager told me he counted 850 cars that night. we’ll do it again july 10 @ 8:30pm. on july 11 we’ll beep at the santa fe commons @ 7pm before the neverending story! you can click here to find out where we are beeping this summer… and beyond.
this saturday, june 27 will be full of beats, beeps, and sweet sweet music. early in the morning i’ll be at the river market with motel mancini from 7-noon, then it will be time for pain meds and lunch, and finally at dusk we’ll wire up produce from the culinary center and play at the boulevard drive in for beep goes the weasel! the first movie is inside out starting @ 9:20, followed by jurassic world @ 10:55.