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Banjo versus TV: Week 48

Posted by jrjenks on Tuesday, January 6, 2009

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:

 

Cross-posted at J.R. Jenks' blog


3 comments on “Banjo versus TV: Week 48”

campbelldb Says:
Wednesday, January 7, 2009 @9:24:32 AM

I have been away and am glad to  read your updates! Keep up the progress!

Dan

 

DandyRandy Says:
Wednesday, January 7, 2009 @9:42:05 AM

How do you count it when you're playing the banjo and watching TV at the same time?

jrjenks Says:
Wednesday, January 7, 2009 @10:09:04 AM

If I watch a show while playing banjo, as I have sometimes done with silent movies, then I count it as equal parts banjo time and TV time.

I listed some other qualifiers (for example, what about watching an instructional DVD about banjo playing?) when I started my resolution in January of 2008 in my post, Banjo versus TV: The Rules.

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