I am proud, (as a member of the mysterious P3LF), to announce that the Blue Lake Blues Society, (an unorganized disorganized chapter of the Humboldt Folklife Society), has earned $3,977 from the donations and net revenues of the Buddy Brown Blues Festival held on August 8, 2009. These funds are to support the Humboldt Folklife Society's "Folk People" childrens music program (please recite this paragraph 5 times, as quickly as you can).
It was a great day, wonderful weather, 7 fantastic local blues bands, and one of the best, if not the best of the last nine festivals. Special thanks to the Blue Lake Casino for their reoccurring support of this event.
See you all next year!
Recently, my son, Logan (age 3) and I went to a demo class for “North Coast Music Together” (NCMT), a “community of families sharing songs, instrument play, rhythm chants, and movement in a relaxed, playful and non-performance-based setting”. It is for infants through toddlers, along with active parent participation.
This is the second attempt at a formal “music appreciation” class for my musically interested son. Our first attempt was at the HSU Music Academy. That was a nice class, but it was very “girl” oriented. More “ballet”, while the NCMT class was a little less ballet and a little more “John Philip Sousa.”
I also know one of the instructors, I assisted Jose on some of the technical design and installation aspects of the Digital Pathways video project for youth in Humboldt County. He exudes the same boundless energy teaching 3yr olds that he does creating innovative Workforce Investment Act projects.
We start classes in the upcoming fall session.