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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Camera Fear

Selfie, Lafayette Hotel, Marietta, OH, 3/30/14

I think sometimes I forget my Nikon is a CAMERA, I shouldn't be afraid to take snapshots! It's OK. It's not degrading to the camera. (Well maybe mine are....)
Does anyone else suffer from "OMG, it has to be competition-gallery worthy in order to use this expensive camera" syndrome? 
Does anyone else, when they're thinking of "Just a quick shot" reach for their phone or pocket camera? I couldn't FIND my pocket camera & my phone didn't have a charge so I grabbed the D7100 to take a quick picture of my wellies (boots) And felt guilty for it.
Is anyone else afraid to take their camera out for fear it will break? Am I the only one? I am so afraid to break or mess up this expensive thing and its attendant lenses. I freaked when my Spousal Unit said, "Just throw it in your bike bag," the other day. He got pictures of Great Blue Herons with it.
I'm actually afraid of this camera!

Friday, April 11, 2014

The MM Collection....Even More

Started really cataloguing The MM Sheet Music collection today.....I had found what songs I could find recorded, now I'm making lists.  Hand-written lists. Lists of songs by title and grouping some by composers/lyricists!!!  Cahn-Styne, Adamson-McHugh, Burke-Van Heusen, Johnny Mercer, female contributors (the unsung, unknown lady composers/lyricists of the Great American SongBook).

I can't thank Debbie L. for allowing me to have this stellar collection and the honor and challenge of finding and learning new-to-me "old" music. Every time I touch this music, I dedicate it to her mom and her amazing, varied, multi-faceted, decades-long career. I dedicate each song to the memory of my mom, dad, Aunt Nancy and Uncle Bill Atwell, who loved this music.....

Special performance announcement coming up for October!! One night only!