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Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas!

Since it's after midnight, I can officially wish you a Merry Christmas! There will be no "happy holidays" around here, I give you a full on Merry Christmas as this IS what the "holiday" truly is, no apologies required. Anyhoo, on Christmas Eve, we had our Christmas Eve church special, it was great fun, and it was my piano debut, I was part of a musical trio backing the choir. I played piano, one friend played violin and my other friend played guitar. We all pretty much know how to play our respective instruments, but we all had the same issue to get past, namely playing in public, being nervous, but we each played well, and the choir sang loud enough to mask any mistakes we made, LOL! We practiced a lot, and it paid off, the program went very well, everyone thinks I can play piano now, it will not be long and the church will expect me to start playing at church, the biggest problem about that is PB, he didn't like sitting without me, and somehow I don't think he will sit with me in front of the church (grin)!

I have been eyeballing a keyboard on line, it's the Yamaha YPG-235 76-key Portable Grand Graded-Action USB Keyboard, I listened to it on YouTube today, I had to wipe the drool off of my computer... I have been saving up my Amazon ad credits to purchase this keyboard, so if you love me (or at least enjoy reading my ramblings here), and you are going to be buying something on Amazon anyhow, please go through one of my Amazon links, even if you don't buy what is on the link, just click on the link then go on and buy whatever you were going to buy on Amazon, I'll get the credit from that sale, every little bit helps, thanks!!!!
This is the keyboard:

Here is a video that shows just a tiny bit of what this keyboard is capeable of. I tried to find a video of someone actually playing, but couldn't find one I was happy with, so here is what I did find, a great original song played on the Yamaha YPG-235.

OK, I just found someone actually playing this keyboard, enjoy!

Oh man, do I ever suffer from YTADD, for those who don't know what that is, it's YouTube Attention Deficit Disorder, that's what happens when you are looking for YouTube videos and start looking at all the other videos that show up on the page... I went from looking for videos on the keyboard to watching Yuri Lane, harmonica beatbox extraordinaire! If you have never heard Yuri Lane, look him up on YouTube, you're in for a huge treat.

Yes, Yuri is making ALL those sounds with his MOUTH at the same time he is playing his harmonica! How cool is that?!

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  1. Congratulations on your piano recital. Wishing you and your husband a very Merry Christmas.

  2. Thank you so much for the wonderful tunes this morning! I loved them all!

    Merry Christmas to you and PB! Stay safe and be happy!

  3. Merry Christmas Wretha! I hope you and Bob have a good one!

  4. I get lost on youtube myself... Merry Christmas to you and yours!

  5. Well as we know, this "holiday" had nothing whatsoever to do with christianity except as a political effort to usurp the celebration of the winter solstice. If there is any meaning, *that* must be the real meaning, not the artificial and even contrary* imposition of "christian" "meaning" upon it..

    *after all even under the jesus myth itself has that character being born in the summer, not the winter.

    For myself I prefer to remember that others are morally worthwhile, and that peace is preferable to coercion. Call it the anti-christian message..

  6. Wow an anti-christian responds! I bet on Judgement Day Storm will be in the line claiming to be a christian all along! LOL!!

    Wretha sorry about forgetting to use your Amazon link Will do better this next year. Don't spend a lot on Amazon but I know that pennies do add up.

    Hope you and PB have a Happy New Year!

  7. Oh wow! I'm so glad there's an actual name for YTADD - I suffer chronically!!

    Sounds like it was a fantastic Christmas - I'll be checking YouTube for the video of you and your keyboard :)

    The Survival Mama

  8. Thanks MsBelinda :)

    HJ, glad you liked 'em!

    Thanks Selous Scout!

    Thanks Mayberry, I know you have been very busy lately, I appreciate the time you took to write. Hope your move is going smoothly.

    Storm, we all know that Dec 25 was not the actual day Jesus was born, it's the day we choose to celebrate, I'm only annoyed at the people who are afraid of "offending" other people merely by saying "merry Christmas".

    TexasMan, well, hopefully she will honestly be able to say it come judgment day. Don't fret about what you bought before, I appreciate you remembering in the future, and yes, those pennies do add up! :)

    Yes The Survival Mama, it does have a name and I suffer from it just about every time I go there LOL! I will make some videos once I get that keyboard.


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