We raised quite a bit of money at Solstice this year. The annual Fremont Solstice Fair is a great event full of crafts, food, music and fun for the whole family. I volunteer and help organize this event, among others. Thanks to all the sponsors as well. The Chamber of Commerce are pleased with how much we raised for its charity that will go back into making the entire Seattle community better.
This was a great event, bringing together hundreds of bands, sponsors, art, performers, culture and artists to raise money for arts and culture in Seattle.
I want to thank everyone from the Seattle Sounders to Bold Hat productions for all that they have organized and contributed. Thanks to everyone for all that they contributed to this great event and I look forward to participating in this again next year!
After playing drums in multiple rock bands including one in England, recording a cd, having a release party, touring the west coast of the United States and having a blast, I have been out of music for a while. It was time to start looking for a band again or time to find a band that was looking for a drummer. Well, I finally found one. Now it is time to buy a drum kit again since I sold mine years ago.
I feel like a rock star as I shop for drum kits, remembering so many good times, places, venues, recording, enjoying the chemistry and experience of being part of an elite musical band. Now I find that I have missed it more than I know and that playing on stage live is one of the things I miss most. So here goes, I am rehearsing and planning a tour again soon!
Of course, I know, not all of you live in the Seattle area, but if you happen to be in the Seattle area this Saturday, April 26, please join me at the Waving Tree Winery in Kirkland, WA from 4-6 p.m. Here is the website:
We had a white Christmas here in Seattle and our Christmas break from school started a day early with a snow day! It was nice to get an extra day off from the rigors of every day teaching. I do enjoy school and all my students, but it is nice to have time off as well, especially around the holidays. It has been so relaxing, just spending time with family, golfing, enjoying the weather, the season and the magic of this time of year.
We also got to go to our Grandmother’s, which is actually over the SOUND and through the woods (literally), to Grandmother’s house we go. I posted the video on Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uuCW0hWFGN4&feature=c4-overview&list=UU2xJPboqa7Z1GtSc6agSUFA
So we took a ferry over the sound, went through the dense woods and out to Grandmother’s house in the secluded forest. It was a fun road trip. The New Year trip we take should be fun as well. Happy Holidays everyone!
Words and photos (my front porch and yard, back deck and yard) copyright 2013 by Eddie Edwards.
Remember when everyone didn’t have smart phones, or even cell phones? Remember when there was a pay phone on every corner? Remember before Youtube when very few people or even businesses had a website? Well, recently, my smart phone broke and I found myself without a cell phone for twenty-four hours. Ironically, I found myself in the very location where I had last made a pay phone call, in Fremont, WA. It was ten years ago that I last used a pay phone, to answer a message from my home phone about returning a call for confirming a job interview I had. The even funnier thing was that the pay phone that I had used was no longer there!
Life was good with no smart phone. I didn’t have to update my status, search sports scores, watch the latest video on Youtube, check the weather or monitor the traffic before I left. It was a very freeing experience! I even carried on a great conversation for a long time with a total stranger, in person! I miss those days when life was not only simpler, but I believe, more meaningful, when people actually “talked” to each other, mostly in person. I was at a restaurant and six people were sitting at a table together in silence, all of them with their heads buried in their smart phones. How sad! What has our society become? We need to get back to simple things and conversations, which will improve our relationships!