Sep. 22, 2014—The first time I heard the Avett Brothers, I was sitting in the backseat of a fifteen-passenger van with some other eighth graders on an outdoor summer leadership trip, wondering why in the world my Teva-wearing, quick-dry-pants-sporting, wilderness-loving camp counselors enjoyed listening to twangy singers. Since then, I think that the Avett brothers have stepped out of their yodelling phase but have kept the integrity of their songs. Last weekend, my friend J., who was slightly obsessed with them, and I "saw" them live.
Dec. 24, 2012—On Saturday, they gave us a pre-tour lecture on tips and tricks for China. You probably already know that the water isn't of the greatest quality there, but thinking past that a bit, salads probably are not the healthiest, in terms of being germ-free, option of foods. BYOTP: Bring your own toilet paper. Cars sometimes drive on the sidewalks. When bargaining, aim for a tenth of the price. They also included a handy list of Chinese words to know, such as numbers and common sayings.
Dec. 18, 2012—Well, let's just dive in, shall we? As I was mentioning in my last post, the Vanderbilt Orchestra is going to be going on tour to China! We've known about this trip since the summer of 2011, so with the approach of our departure in under a week, I am more excited than for the imminent approach of a musical adventure in a land far, far away!
Dec. 18, 2012—Hello one, hello all! It has been a long time since I've posted. Not that I haven't been blogging... it was just a matter of actually publishing my drafts. Ah, well, now that this semester's over and I'm still at Vanderbilt, let me fill you in on a few things and explain why I'm still in warm-weather Nashville.