Thursday, November 22, 2007

Happy Turkey Day

Jennifer made me a small but great Thanksgiving Dinner. We had some turkey, mashed potatoes, ham and green beens with almonds. The best part was making the pumpkin pie from scratch. She added all the right spices and made the crust. It was incredible tasting. She is a great cook and I really appreciated her making a Thanksgiving Dinner for me. Thank you and I love you.

Happy Turkey Day!

Posted by Eric at 10:54 PM

Monday, November 12, 2007

The Son of God Has Come Down

I wanted to write a combined piece for my steel drum band and my choir for the winter concert. So I wrote a Christmas poem and then wrote the piece. The piece is in a calypso style.

The piece was finished today at 2:24a.

The instrumentation is: Lead, Double 2nds, Guitar, Cello and Bass and choir (SATB)
Duration: 2 Minutes
Number of measures: 40
Number of pages (Score): 13

Posted by Eric at 2:24 AM

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Just After Sunset

A new composition for steel drum band, Just After Sunset. This piece incorporates Spanish music and a love for rhythm. My bother, Mom and Bonnie all think it has a romantic feel to it hence the title.

The piece was finished today at 12:30a.

The instrumentation is: Lead, Double 2nds, Guitar, Cello and Bass
Duration: 4.5 Minutes
Number of measures: 134
Number of pages (Score): 17

Posted by Eric at 12:30 AM

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

In Memory of Carol Lee

Today Mom called to tell me that a few days ago my Aunt Carol Lee had passed away. I knew her most of my life since she lived with her Mom who lived next to Nana (my Mom's mom). She enjoyed drawing and painting and would often show me her new creations.

To quote J. Michael Straczynski:

The more important and intimate the emotion the fewer words are required to express it.

For instance in dating - Will you go out with me - 6 words
Think I care about you - 5 words
You matter to me - 4 words
I love you - 3 words
Marry me - 2 words

What's left? What is the one most intimate word you can say to someone.
It is goodbye.

To Aunt Carol Lee I say Goodbye.

Posted by Eric at 6:22 PM

Saturday, November 3, 2007

A Surprise Weekend Trip

A few weeks ago, I was asked by Alicia if I would play piano for her in a performance on November the 3rd. I said sure not exactly realizing what I was getting into. She had said that she was asked to sing a song during a ballet performance. I thought it would be here or in Houston. As it turned out, I was playing during the Beaumont Ballet Theater dance company performing at the Julie Rogers Theater. Alicia was there was there as Miss Golden Triangle.

We had a free performance of ballet and modern dance, free green room cookies and truffles and a free hotel stay.

It turned out to be fun weekend.

Beaumont has a huge fire hydrant in front of the Fire Museum. Here is a picture of mom and baby fire hydrant.


Posted by Eric at 7:30 PM