Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Banjo versus TV: Week 13

Banjo 97 hrs, TV 71 hours
A weekly check-in on the Banjo versus TV project — J.R.'s resolution to spend more time in 2008 on his banjo than on TV.

Kind of a slow week, banjo-wise. I ate into my surplus by watching some trashy TV with the redhead. (Hurray for Best Week Ever and Girls Next Door!) But the banjo is still way ahead.

I suppose I should reflect on the whole Banjo versus TV project, what with this being the thirteenth week and therefore the project's one-quarter mark. I'm very happy with my banjo-playin' progress. I can now pluck six songs or so with modest skill, which is a good start and is waaaaay better than I'd be if I hadn't been putting in the hours.

In other words: so far, so good.

Also in the last week:

  • I picked up my spare banjo from the shop. Now both banjos have fifth-string capos.
  • I registered for Midwest Banjo Camp.


Mary said...

Is Midwest Banjo Camp going to be a solo act? Or did you convince her to go along as a family member? Do you have to pay more for the extra banjo?

Inquiring minds want to know...

J.R. Jenks said...

Just me and my main banjo. I think it would be just too much concentrated banjoicity for the redhead.