Saturday, May 16, 2009

Banjo versus TV: Week 60

A check-in on the Banjo versus TV project — J.R.'s ongoing plan to spend more time on his banjo than on TV. This post covers 4/19/2009 through 4/25/2009.
Banjo 376 hrs, TV 353 hours

This week I reversed the trend of recent weeks by chalking up more banjo hours than TV hours, mostly because this week was a long goodbye to the founder of the Hump Night Thumpers, Arlo Leach.

Arlo (a.k.a. Holstein Slim) is moving to Portland, Oregon and is turning the reigns of the Thumpers to Jonas Friddle, who's the leader of The Barehand Jug Band.

This week's events included:

  • A performance of the Hump Night Thumpers, in which we opened for The Barehand Jug Band at The Horseshoe in Chicago
  • A Thumpers performance at the nursing home where Arlo's wife Sally worked
  • A graduation concert
  • Our last class with Arlo as an instructor, with guest appearances by several Thumpers from times past.
  • A big jammin' party at Arlo and Sally's

Good luck in Portland, Arlo!

Also in the last week:

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