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Pika the Cello Meets New People

Pika the Cello Meets New People

Pika didn’t so much mind the move up to Colorado. Several hours in a truck was fine. What Pika did mind was the complete and utter neglect. Life inside a cello case was, well, confining. Life in the dark back corner of the closet was, well, somewhat scary for a social, lively cello. For new years, I got Pika and I a¬†weekly date: lessons! Through music store, I found Karen who is a fabulous teacher. …

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Music is the Spice of Life, right?

Music is the Spice of Life, right?

Regular R+P readers understand my love-affair (obsession?) with musical instruments. There’s that Pika, my sweet cello, and my saxophone, currently on loan to a 5th grader and an old clarinet from Milano Music. I played clarinet years ago in high school and sold it about 6 years ago. Instant mistake, I know. While dresser hunting in Prescott, Robot and I came across this clarinet. It looked forlorn next to that flashy flute. Who can argue …

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Cello-y Thoughts

Cello-y Thoughts

Cello time is more than just flopping my bow across the strings. Cello playing, really any musical adventure, is a process of self-discovery and really about joy. But to me, cello is about finding the fun and playfulness in the music. It’s about that feeling you get when the fourth position F is just so. Or that switch from A to B that makes the G string ring back. It’s magical to me. Sometimes that …

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Two Cellos and a Pig Collection: Busking at Art Walk

Two Cellos and a Pig Collection: Busking at Art Walk

[imagebrowser id=3] Edana and Emily played cello and cello/violin duets at today’s Frist Friday Art Walk. It was a lovely night and you could feel the collective sigh of relief in the crowds: winter’s finally over (we hope). Of note were the Photobooth Show at Flagstaff Photography Center and Pig Collection by David Harton at Beaver Street Gallery.

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Robots and Ponies Music (Free Download)

He’re we’re posting experimental electronic music by Robots and Ponies. The first song for a first album: Southside (free mp3) Southside is the soundtrack to a short film Michael made on the Southside neighborhood of Flagstaff. Michael and Edana both lived there for several years and came to love its character and history. But a pervading feeling of seediness, a population of hopeless street alcoholics and endless student parties sent them northward to the Thorpe …

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