Under Pressure….

Hi. So, I’m going to try to share a few of the amazing video jams from the Memphis Uke & Roll Fest, last weekend. So many talented people, sharing tunes and love…. The talented Ray Cygrymus, Kirk Jones, Sharla Rae, and Tina Zee … ABSOLUTELY killed it, w/ ‘Under Pressure’… An impromptu ‘let’s play this’, Kinda thing… So good…

what talented people!

Memphis Uke&Roll

Hey kids… So, we went to Memphis last weekend, to a ukulele festival. Been looking forward to this for two years… We shall not speak of pandemics… Our friends Mike and Ann picked us up, and off we went down the road.

4:30am

First Stop

Arrived in the early afternoon, and from that point on, it was go, see, do, listen, share. We went to a meet/greet bbq dinner Thursday evening… Good fun!

BBQ
jamming at the table

We got to play a tune, at the open mic, after dinner….

Route 66 at the BBQ

Friday, we wandered the downtown/Beale St area… What musical history…

Headed for Beale St
Beale St!
Excited to be on Beale ST!
Waitin’ for the bus
Made it to Sun Studios!
Actual mic used by THE artists
THE spot where Elvis recorded his first tune

Got to hang w/ several of our friends, in real life (IRL) for the 1st time in forever, and, in some cases, for the first time

Diane

This is just a part of what we saw, heard, and experienced… A great time…

The Great Facebook Fiasco

HI there, everyone…. So, Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp all bit the dust for several hours, yesterday-Monday… IMO, they did us a favor, to wean us off, and, to show that we can live without them, and, that there are other alternatives to the Zuckerberg circus… I admit, I did miss Instagram a little, but other than that…. Meh…. Our lives went on. Yard work, errands, music, and projects… My lovely wife baked 2 apple pies, and a crisp, with apples we picked. Oh, even got our flu shots. So, did I miss some of our friends adventures? Yes. But, did not miss the sh1t show that can be Facebook…

Amazing apple pie

Play Music on the Porch Day

So, today is/was ‘Play Music on the Porch’ day… We took our ukes, and went down to Oregon, Il, to the Ukulele Station America, and hung w/ our friend, John Lindhorst, and the Rock River Strummers, to celebrate… Good times… 🎶

The Magtones at The Ukulele Station America http://ukulelestationamerica.com
Rock River, and Pretzel City Strummers represented

Two Rivers Fest

Hey, kids. We had the great fun of going to the Two Rivers Music Fest, a couple times, this weekend. Great tunes. Great friends. Big mosquitoes. 😉 🦟… Seriously, some amazing musicians… We were lucky enough to play on Thursday evening…

The Magtones, on the Two Rivers Stage
The lovely Maggie, ready to hit the stage