Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Banjo versus TV: Week 48

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. This post covers 11/25/2008 through 12/01/2008.
Banjo 310 hrs, TV 294 hours

So I get a text message from my brother. He was driving up from Texas with my just-turned-8-year-old fiddle-playing niece and her brother in tow. Among the visit's highlights was going out to a restaurant for her birthday party. The text read:

She just said, "Maybe Uncle J.R. will play me Happy Birthday on his banjo."
One problem: I didn't know Happy Birthday.

But, of course, a few hours later at the restaurant, I knew Happy Birthday.

Also in the last week:

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