Friday video: Baroque lute and Violins of the World

Stringed instruments have a long and complex history dating back to ancient times and all around the world. It’s fascinating to see how variations on a basic shape and a wide variety of materials can produce so many different kinds of wonderful sounds. In my first video this week, Daniel Estrem uses the baroque lute to produce an absolutely beautiful rendition of one of my favorite Beatles songs, While My Guitar Gently Weeps. And a change of pace — if Mathias Duplessy’s music doesn’t get you moving, nothing will! I love how much these guys are enjoying themselves.

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Friday video: The Statue of Liberty and Guitargirl

This week I’ve chosen a couple of different videos. The first one is two years old, but I couldn’t resist the chance to experience a tour of the Statue of Liberty. I’ve never been to New York City and don’t really expect to find myself there in the future — but I love exploring historic places. And of course, a virtual trip up the stairs is a lot easier on the knees! My second video is short but extremely sweet.This six-year-old has a lovely voice and she does a great rendition of “Fly Me To The Moon.” Enjoy!

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Friday video: Linus and Lucy

One of the ways I’ve been filling my time during the past couple of weeks of staying indoors is watching YouTube videos. And not just stuff like episodes of The Honeymooners or Pink Panther cartoons! (Although those are pretty awesome.) Yes, there’s always plenty of videos on topics I have zero interest in — but I’ve also come across some really amazing content; so it occurred to me that I may as well share some of my favorite videos here. I hope you enjoy them too.

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Friday Video: Moonlight Sonata for Old Elephant

One of the ways I’ve been filling my time during the past couple of weeks of staying indoors is watching YouTube videos. And not just stuff like episodes of The Honeymooners or Pink Panther cartoons! (Although those are pretty awesome.) Yes, there’s always plenty of videos on topics I have zero interest in — but I’ve also come across some really amazing content; so it occurred to me that I may as well share some of my favorite videos here. I hope you enjoy them too.

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Mariachi

There’s always plenty of music playing on the weekends at Denio’s Farmers Market — but it’s not too often I find a live Mariachi band. I would have liked to get a shot of the entire lineup, but with people walking in front of me and the sunlight coming from the wrong direction, I had to make do. I still […]

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