Tuesday, August 16, 2011

A guitar, a harmonica, a saw, and...a recorder?

This past Sunday hubby played the recorder during worship at our local church.  After hearing hubby play, one congregant commented, "It sounds like we're having church in Gondor."  Another church member (an older gentleman in his 70s) had this conversation with hubby:

Churchgoer:  
What instrument are you playing?  A sweet potato?

Hubby:  
Uh, sweet potato?  You mean an ocarina?  No, this is a recorder.

Churchgoer:  
I like the way it sounds.  Do you want to be in my band?  We go around and play for people in nursing homes. They don't have good memories.  Right now we have a guy that plays the harmonica, a guy that plays the saw, and I play the guitar.  

Hubby:  
Um, sure.

 
Perhaps Baby Chuck Norris and I will be the group's first set of groupies (below retirement age)? 

8 comments:

  1. a sweet potato? lol! You can work on coming up with a name for the group :D

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  2. I think that it will be fantastic if your Hubby will be able to contribute to entertaining the Folks in nursing homes. It will almost be like entertaining his Grandma!

    This is the circle of life, he used to play the same instrument when he was a kid with his Mom in Church. Now he is back to playing but this time he will have his kid with him, much too early to play for little Chuck but he will keep his Dad company! (From the other side of Lake Michigan)

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  3. :) We'll keep you guys posted if this all pans out... perhaps I'll even capture the group on video! :)

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  4. Thanks for the blog and the links!! Now I know how an Ocarina and a saw look and sound like. I also look forward to seeing and hearing this new band play along with its groupie of Chuck and new mom. From down under.

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  5. I had never heard of the ocarina until hubby showed it to me!

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  6. Very exciting but then I bet he was probably a bit nervous. I'm sure he sounded wonderful : ) When will it be your time to showcase your vocals to the world? or have you already?

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  7. No vocals. I'm volunteering in the nursery. :)

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  8. That's pretty cool. Nursery room can be so rewarding. The screams from the infants can sometimes be deafening :D I've seen a few teachers in our infant room leave for a bit because the screams were unbearable to them, so to take some time to cool off was what needed to be done at the time. I'm actually fine with the screams because instead of being annoyed, which is a normal reaction from adults...crying, yelling so forth is the babies way of communicating that something is wrong or they need some comfort. They aren't able to talk and speak the words that we use to convey what we want so there's no reason for us to take our frustrations on them. <3 babies!

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