Tuesday, May 7, 2013

The Best in You

I never really got around to blogging about this particular gig last year.  I will probably chronicle the events of that day/night in detail in a separate post later on.  I'll just put in a short description here for now.

I brought one of my bands, Jack Versus The Crab, to play at my sister Jo's wedding last year.  Paid a lump sum of money to bring in the sound system and lights for even Vince's side of the family to partake in with their own music.  I played my heart out that night in front of family that have never seen me play before (especially at 10:10 in the video below).  This was one of those rare moments where you bring out the best in you. And you share it with the few people you truly love.  I felt appreciated.  I felt loved.  I felt alive.  I was happy.


Thursday, May 2, 2013

My Handpan Videos Featured in Hardcase Technologies YouTube Channel

I came across a YouTube channel by Hardcase Technologies.  They specialize in making hard cases for musical instruments particularly for handpans and DJ equipment.  Their handpan polybag case is amazing actually.  It's the first ever bag/case I've seen that is actually sturdy enough for airplane travel.  I may consider getting one or two for my Bali Steel hanpans some day.

While I was looking through their YouTube channel, I noticed that they made playlists for each of the different handpan types; from PanArt Hang to even my particular handpans, Bali Steel.  I was surprised and flattered to see that two of my handpan videos were in their Bali Steel playlist.  Below are screenshots showing that my handpan videos made their way into the Hardcase Technologies YouTube channel. I included the link to specific playlist as well.


Obviously, I'm no ensorsers of their products.  Nor am I even qualified in terms of skill and popularity to be one.  It was just pleasant to find out that yet another person felt some of my handpan videos were a good example of what Bali Steel handpans sound like.  I embedded the two handpan videos here that Hardcase Technologies put in their channel.

/ear to ear smile