Sunday, October 26, 2008

Hi-school rockers hosted Hospeace House event

The Funk Uncle band that is made up of four high school classmates, Sawyer, Will, Alex and Bryan hosted a coffee house last night to benefit a local Hospeace House. It was a blast! Their music was enjoyed by all. All proceeds that were raised during the event benefit the Hospeace House, which is a NYS certified four-bedroom home for the terminally ill.

This group, who started playing together about a year and a half ago, plays a jazzy and funky sort of music. On this video is Sawyer, who plays slap-style bass, Bryan on rhythm guitar and vocals, Will, our son and the lead guitarist and Alex, who mans the drums.

Oh, I must tell you, our son also plays soccer (goalie) and on their homecoming day a couple of weeks ago, it was a sort of tradition for the boys varsity team to cut their hair Mohawk style! However, after a week or so, he asked me to cut it off, which we prefer anyway. But before I shaved it off, I said, "Wait, I'd like to take a picture first" which he graciously obliged! :)

... and here's the video, it's a little bit longer than my previous post.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Ladies & gents, it's a delight to introduce to you ...

... my daughter! She was listening to a certain kind of music this afternoon. I asked, "who is singing that?" and she says, "that's me 'ma!" I am aware that whenever she's off from college she goes to visit one of her buddies, Ryan; they both love music and, from what I understand, he has a recording studio and they've been recording their music. What I didn't know (parents are always the last to know) is that they established a site and published some of their creations. :)
And so, to make a long story short, she forwarded me their site and, being the proud mama that I am, I just have to share it with all of you. lol Just click here.
The name of their site is holloway.tapes. My favorite is, Heavy Hands. They've been playing an open mic at a pub and sometimes at a coffee house. Now, I understand that they are not really as good yet and would probably benefit from voice lessons but this is a good start, don't you think?

Howooo, I am Bugs Bunny and I approve this blog! :)

These pictures were taken when Ryan and our daughter attended a wedding of a mutual friend. I guess they both got bored so they entertained themselves by making faces for the camera.
Who makes the best bugs bunny?
NO, I am Bugs Bunny and I support this blog! :)

Howdy doody, pardner!

... and here they are! the holloway.tapes duo!

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Back by popular demand

We received quite a few emails showing interest in a longer video of our son's Funk Uncle band. We are flattered, so below is a longer video and hope you enjoy it. The soloist is Bryan, on bass guitar is Sawyer, drummer is Alex and the lead guitarist (one wearing a backward green baseball cap) is our son, William.

Just a recap - these are 15 and 16 year old boys trying to raise funds for their next Robotics project.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

An award for all of YOU!

Penny of Lavender Hill Studio is passing this award to her readers. I picked it up to pass it on to all of you, my dear readers but I would like to make a special mention to Mari, Nona, Vicki, Jean, Connie and last but definitely not the least, Marina.
I have made so many good friends since blogging and for this Thankful Thursday that Rhondi of Rose Colored Glasses is hosting, I am very thankful for having friends like YOU!