Sunday, January 24, 2016

Getting the band back together...

Well, for the day.

Today was a real treat for me: we got together with Mark & Cindy Lamkin, and Randy and Cindy Peters.  Randy and I played in bands together starting when we were 13 years old.  Mark and I played in bands through high school and college, and in a duo (piano, guitar, vocals).  These guys were a big part of my formative years.  And today, we were all three together for the first time in about 4 decades.

Mark is a very talented keyboard player; Randy is a great singer and guitar player.  Mark hadn't played piano in quite a while, but bought a keyboard this past week... apparently, it is like riding a bike - he sounded as good as I remember.  Randy is just a natural at whatever instrument he picks up.  I did my best to not hold them back.  And, it was a blast.

We took turns with "Do you remember this one?"... and encouraged and followed each other.

Yes, both playoff games were on - we were able to multi-task...

We played well into the evening.  Acoustic guitars and an electric keyboard without a lot of aux amplification - no worry about disturbing the neighbors.  ;-)

Mark and Cindy ordered pizza.  We brought bundt cakes (mini) for dessert.  I worked up an appetite with all that music.  ;-)

It was great to see old friends!  And, of course, make some music.



Hudson River Boater said...

Awesome!! Wish I could see and hear the whole jam session..

Captain Jim and the Blonde said...

Joan made several short videos, but they are quite big to upload. Check on my Facebook page for the vid I tried to post here.