Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Let's Make it a Tradition!

I am writing today, the day after a very successful concert at my mother's school, The Congregational Church Nursery School. This has been the second year in a row that I have been able to play a winter break concert for my mother's school, and it's now on my list of favorite holiday traditions.

I was blessed to share the stage with my wife Tracey and Mom too! Here is a brief clip of "Hang With Me":


video

During "The Otter Song," the children were moved by the spirit to "swim" around on the ground which was the first time I've seen that happen. It was very cute, and as my mother commented, a free floor cleaning for the church! The concert could not have been possible without the kind support of the French family and David French Music in Westborough. Thanks again for the P.A. equipment and for supporting a fellow indie artist. Kudos to David French Music for providing access to quality musical instruments for budding musicians in Central MA for over 20 years!

First Night Family Fun Update:
I was forwarded a Boston Herald article about Ellis Paul, a folk artist and fellow kids' musician, by a friend of mine. The article is a great read for any struggling musicians out there trying to make it in the music industry. He will be playing a family concert during the Boston First Night Celebration at the Hynes Convention Center between 3:30 and 4:45pm. Any families who are planning to be in downtown Boston for New Year's Eve should check it out!
p.s. The interweb went down here at the AppleGlen Inn last night so this is a bit of an 11th hour suggestion... sorry. Stay warm and stay safe this New Year's Eve.

Kid's Quote of the Day: (before the concert) "You know, my dad is named Nick!" (after the concert) "Did you know my dad's named Nick?" ~ Anonymous Fan (age 4-5)

5 comments:

maura said...

Man that looks like a blast! I wonder what I would have to do to get 11th graders to swim on the floor.

Anne Deysher said...

Super review! It was wonderful for all of us at the school. I was immensely proud and in awe of yours and Tracey's talents.

Anne Deysher said...

It was fun to find out about Ellis Paul as well. I hope I spelled his name correctly. There are so many talented musician/artists in the world!

Mr. B-G said...

Nice clip. Fun tune. I also dig the other two new ones you preview on your Myspace site. You're really able to nail the genre pieces in a way that lends authenticity and originality.

FYI, if you ever want to feature any of my classroom "animals" in an upcoming song, you are more than welcome. (I have eight different stuffed animals in my high school - yup, high school - classroom. There's also an organic troll made of wood and pinecones.)

My room was dubbed the Alliteration Alcove. Here are the names of some of its inhabitants:

Groovy Grammar Gorilla
Lively Literary Llama
Happy Hyperbole Horse
Foxamas the Fun Freewrite Fox
Persephone the Profound Pensive Pig
Rocky the Radical Reading Rhino
The Didactic Dictionary Dolphin
The Current Events Cove Cobra
The Literary Treasure Trove Troll

If you ever get really interested, I can send you pictures. Happy New Year!

Nick! said...

Yeah, 4 comments! That's a record! Welcome Maura and Mr. B-G to the bathtub. I guess Maura will have to talk to Pete, it sounds like his high school class just might rock the Otter Dance!