Thursday, January 7, 2010
Let's Start the New Year Right
Happy New Year!!!! In case you haven’t heard, it’s absolutely arctic here on the East Coast. The result of this, aside from the usual sniffling, snuffling and frozen parts, is that your Redheads spent most of the holiday season curled in their respective beds and respective homes under layers of blankets warming themselves by the glow of the electric hearth. All in all, it's not so bad to spend the time, as one decade passes into the next, watching old favorite videos and acquiring new ones. Amongst our new jewels would be the film It Might Get Loud about guitar players Jimmy Page, The Edge and Jack White. Redhead spawn, Ashton, a nascent guitar player himself, pronounced it “inspirational”. His mother Wendy Lane, and Auntie Laurel would tend to agree with that assessment (it was Auntie Laurel who, having seen the film on the big screen, forced the Baileys to acquire the DVD). Especially since said spawn went immediately to his room and began to try out some of the things he heard in the film. There were smaller pleasures to be had, as well, such as this video of Bobby McFerrin demonstrating the wonders of the pentatonic scale. We hope it gives you a jolt of inspiration to start out 2010.
World Science Festival 2009: Bobby McFerrin Demonstrates the Power of the Pentatonic Scale from World Science Festival on Vimeo.