Location: Seattle, Washington, United States

What you have here is an old guy. In education for 30 years, started teaching elementary, ended as library and media director of community college. I've enjoyed mountain climbing, sports car rallying, was pipe major of a bagpipe band, played guitar and sang during the folk revival, walking and hiking later in life. Now fairly sedentary. Enjoy reading, esp. mysteries and fantasy, but my reading is pretty eclectic. Enjoy movies, giving Netflix a workout.

Monday, November 07, 2005

An Evening in An Irish Pub

While we were away an Irish pub went into business in Burien. Our son, Sean, called and said his band was playing there on Saturday night. We had only been home a couple of days and hadn’t had a chance to look around and see what changes had occurred in the two months that we were gone. Nothing for it but to go down a couple of pints and listen to The Gryffyn Band. Four guys, three of them that played in a band of the same name when they were in high school. They played rock then; now it’s sort of a blues band. The place was packed, the crowd was appreciative, as were the owners. The music was good although Sean was feeling a bit under the weather. He called next day to thank us for coming and to tell us that, at age 51, he still got nervous playing before his parents. Silly guy! It sounded great to us. The band has put out a CD and sells it through He tells us that they are in the top 25 on a blues station in Amsterdam. And can be heard on a station in Rio de Janeiro. And have sold CDs in Japan and China. It was a fun night for the old folks.


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