Monday, March 21, 2011
This in from Musicworks founder Jesse Neuman who is in Ecuador right now.
Just wanted to drop a line and let you know that all is well here at the equator. Some hilights:
12 hours of travel (how do you say "flight delayed" in Spanish?
13 hours of sleep the following night (human again)
basically I'm living alone in the 75% finished palace amidst the Pachacama property (all of the houses in Ecuador are 75% finished and 100% of them will not be finished. However, I'm enjoying the bare bulbs, mattress on the floor, and 6 rooms of non-furnitured echo for my trumpet playing)
gave some private lessons in my kitchen to Clarita, Maria Jose, and Fernando. It's so great to see how much they have improved since last year.
my trombone class wound up improvising to a shuffled ipod, including: The Neptunes, Duke Ellington, Broken Social Scene, and Lucinda Williams. well done
my long lost student Julian has returned from Colombia!
$1.60 lunches including soup, chicken, rice, and drink. yum.
gave Lassie, the ancient german shepherd a bath (too many flies). she did not enjoy it.
felt great to donate books, instruments, funds, etc. There is such a need here...