(NOTE: Readers of “Apartment Life Returns” get a new chapter that ramps up the action)
Alvis brought his son A over on Saturday night while his wife and mine went to see a local high school’s stage production of “Footloose.” Shannon said it was one of the best shows she’s seen, and it was only $7.
At our house, a musical show of a different ilk was going on. Well, among other things like playing with cars, tinkering with computers, and talking about guy stuff (but not our prostates, because that’s old guy stuff).
I whipped out my handy digital recorder and captured a few moments. Ben accompanies himself on triangle (all I wanted was more cowbell!), which should help explain the seasonal theme.
Here, Ben and A sing Jingle Bells (0:42)
In this clip, Ben shushes me (0:11)
Finally, we have Ben singing “Frosty the Snowman,” at my request. He was a little sketchy on the lyrics (0:18)
For all these I used the built-in mic on my DS-20, with the sensitivity set to dictation mode. My binaural mics would have sounded much better overall and would have created wider space between all the sounds, but sometimes one just has to capture the moment.