Almost a Video

I am unhappy.  I have spent all day trying to upload a video.  Our “high speed” internet is high all right — high priced, but NOT high speed.  I spent 2.5 hours uploading a video only to have it fail — connection dropped — in the last 20 minutes.  And that happened not once, but twice.  The third time I was not told the connection failed.  I was told my endeavor was a success — BUT over half of the video is missing.  All together I spent about 7 hours to get one minute and thirty seconds worth of video for my blog.

Here is part of Watermelon Man, played by The One More Time band at the Rumor Mill in Friday Harbor, WA.  Be prepared for the video to suddenly end in the middle of Amoeba’s trumpet solo with the  plunger mute.

The Rumor Mill Was Jumpin’!

The Rumor Mill is a restaurant not too far from the Ferry Landing in beautiful downtown Friday Harbor, WA. Last night the One More Time Band played to a full house and a hopping dance floor.

The tinny sound is because my camera couldn’t handle the volume. Amoeba says it didn’t help that they put a 17 piece band in a closet and added two amplifiers!

Note as you watch Amoeba playing with his plunger mute — yes, he bought it at the hardware store. No, he has never used it on any pipes but his trumpet’s.

The trumpet solo you will hear is played by Tom Starr, the gentlemen sitting on Charley’s right.

Yes, Charley has shaved off his beard. He had to. He had a mole removed from just below his bottom lip. It was interfering with his trumpet playing. If you notice something below his lip, it’s the band-aid.