Thursday, April 16, 2009

renaissance faire

They dragged me to this thing. Highlights were the untrained dog show, funny turtle man and turtle races, birds of prey show, and gawking at the outfits. So now we've all gone once, we don't need to go again! Okay? Somebody has a thing for Heath Ledger in "A Knight's Tale", and it isn't me. I prefer "10 Things I Hate About You",  yeah and she likes that movie too.

 I have to give a special shout out to my favorite part of the whole event which was Donal Hinely playing the glass harmonica. He is a true musician. He also sings and plays the guitar. His brother taught himself to play the glasses by ear at dinner party where they were drinking wine. Donal learned from his bro. The glasses just need to have a stem, be at least half way full, various sizes, and levels of water. The smallest glasses have the highest pitches. The larger glasses have lower octaves. The hands must be clean with dishwasher soap, and he often dips his hands into water. The friction creates the sound, and he rubs the glasses in circular motion on the top edge.

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