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Posted by Klondike Waldo on Wednesday, February 23, 2011

I've been using the "Uncle Cam" poster (I want you to PRACTICE) for a while now, but I retired from teaching, so it's time for something else. This winter I played two funerals in the snow and cold- yes outside- something most banjo players never have to do. It may look like clouds or  a mountain range in the background, but it's just the snow at the cemetery just a mile or so from my house. at least I didn't have far to go to get warm when we were done.

8 comments on “Why the new avatar?”

Jane C Says:
Saturday, February 26, 2011 @9:41:16 AM

I like the new look. On top of the world.

rickshunter1 Says:
Saturday, February 26, 2011 @9:59:04 AM

That's a cool picture looks like your standing up in the clouds

Klondike Waldo Says:
Saturday, February 26, 2011 @10:24:00 AM

My wife also said it looked like I was up in the clouds- but then it would be a harp, wouldn't it? It's just snow and lots of it.

Jane C Says:
Saturday, February 26, 2011 @10:32:09 AM

You're not ready for a harp yet Bob.

rickshunter1 Says:
Saturday, February 26, 2011 @10:47:38 AM

I always thought they had Banjos in heaven Jane

NickC Says:
Saturday, February 26, 2011 @10:47:43 AM

great choice. i've loved the bagpipes ever since i did a climb in scotland with a lone piper in the valley below. magic!

kevinwholmes Says:
Saturday, February 26, 2011 @2:10:59 PM

Love bagpipes, wouldn't have the breath for it. I've craved a hurdygurdy for a while, which sounds a bit like the pipes. Sorry you had to play during such unhappy circumstances, but I'm sure the sound of the pipes was uplifting to all.

Klondike Waldo Says:
Monday, March 7, 2011 @12:39:33 PM

Thanks, All. Jane, I hope I'm not ready for the pitchfork either. Kevin- there are bagpipes which are winded by bellows, ncluding several types of French bagpipes, German and Czech bagpipes, Northumbrian smallpipes and two other types of bagpipes I play, Lowland Bagpipes (AKA Border Pipes) ands Scottish Smallpipes. There's a festival I go to in august every year in Vermont, The Pipers Gathering, where you'lll likely find all of theose types of pipes plus hurdy-gurdies on occasion. At least it was my introduction to [i] ville a roux[/i]

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