since the glazes have been gone to alaska for the summer and jodi, joel, and brad have ben graciously filling in for the leadership of tapestry’s music each sunday night i have often been playing percussion. i’m an adequate djembe player with dreams of actually being funky. those of you who were a part of the parkview student ministry will remember that i would often pretend that i was a good drummer when our normal percussionist were missing. i’ve found myself enjoying filling in on the djembe this summer and i have now convinced myself i can move on to a new instrument, the cajon. it’s a wooden box with guitar strings on the inside. it produces an enormous amount of bass. i desperately want to play one of these things well. even though i probably won’t ever be able to play it well doesn’t mean that i’m not going to try. how hard can it be to play a wooden box?
after i learn how to play the wooden box (a.k.a. cajon) i’m moving on to a mandolin 🙂