Okay, so this year my wife and I decided that we were going to home school my son with the intention of allowing him to mature a bit before attempting middle school. He is a great kid but at 12 was clearly not prepared for the perils of adolescence at our D-12 funnel. D-12 is a great district if your kid is on the track toward college. It is not a great district for other types of learners. He is another type of learner which brings me to the point of this letter.
I wrote a piece a few years ago about “stepping into the same river twice”. It was a lovely piece which I think you can find on my web site. In any case, I am faced with another possible river “opportunity” and, to be frank, I'm not sure how I feel about it. This letter will be a bit personally revealing so I ask for your generosity in not poking fun, especially those of you who share similar quantities of testosterone and the concomitant quality of male sarcasm. You know who you are.
Once upon a time there was a girl who loved to sing. She sang when she bathed. She sang when she played with dolls and ate chocolate chip cookies with her friends. She sang with her parents at night when she went to bed after prayers. She sang the "ABC song" and "Twinkle Twinkle, Little Star". She sang "The Atcheson, Topeka and the Santa Fe", "When Irish Eyes are Smiling", and songs from "the Little Mermaid", and "The Lion King".
On Halloween With Adolescents
Recently I have been through a rather trying emotional spell, much of it my own fault. My long time friend and periodic guitar instructor, Charlie Hall, heard about my difficulties and left me a fantastic supportive phone message on my cell phone. It was so lovely that I actually burst into tears.
TV spot!, The Best of with the Best of at the Best of
I am feeling quite a sense of community “love” right now after being featured on both KOAA morning news and Fox 21 Morning News in the last 2 weeks. On Monday morning, I was asked to join Craig Coffey on Channel 21 where he challenged me to make up a song live, on the air. Not only did I accomplish it, but I rhymed “the news you don't want to miss” with “Tim the meteorologist”. I'm telling you right now, it was the stuff of legend. (Kim, the news anchor, commented “Pure genius”.) You can see the moment live by clicking here. Look for segment 3.
The Chicken Scratch Diaries
"No good deed goes unpunished."
- Claire Boothe Luce
I wonder if my life is really more exciting than other people's lives or does it just seem that way. Today's topic. chicken catching and "complex" infections.
On Performance Enhancing Drugs
In a statement issued to his father today, Andrew Uveges, 8 years old of Colorado Springs, CO. , denied using performance enhancing drugs in the off season to increase his size, strength and speed on the baseball diamond. Uveges was questioned by his Dad (Joe, 49, also of Colorado Springs) after playing in the first pickup baseball game of the season at the Nikolai Tesla Elementary school playground.
Pre-marital Sex, Tours and End of Year Shows
A huge welcome to all you new Northwesterners and new Northeasterners. I can't thank you enough for the delightful time I was shown at every venue I played. If you'd like to host a show next year please shoot me an email or visit my web site which has a "House Concert How To" on it. Just click on www.joeuveges.com Also, see the end for a Peter Mayer update.