Kari & I are two peas in a pod. We start little projects (“Ok, we should ONLY green drink for a whole week”, “i’m never going to gossip…and if I do, I will put a pen mark on my cheek to remind me to not do it”, “let’s buy tennis outfits & then play everyday”……) and then we peter out very very quickly. One day we were talking about how cool people who can play guitars are, and how nobody in our immediate family does and how we want to change that. Maybe it is that my house now has a cozy living room with a fireplace, maybe it’s because kari wants to sing her new baby lullabies…. either way, somehow in our adulthood, we were inspired to take on this new challenge. Just randomly, one day. In true Kari/Radelle form we hardly gave it any more thought & rushed out to buy guitars immediately. Sadly, having not researched at all, Kari ended up with a kid sized guitar, but that is neither here nor there….
Our husbands (obviously) noticed the new guitars in our homes & began questioning us. Was this another “hobby”? Sheepishly we both let them know that this, THIS, we would see through! We needed it, we felt the music in our souls…and more then that, our families needed it, so that we didn’t become stale people who just sit on the couch on their ipads/reading books. This was going to revolutionize who we were. We would host charming singalongs and campfires and our friends would love our “vibe”.
It is with great reluctance (and no permission from Kari whatsoever) that I share the following footage.
It is horrific for 2 reasons.
1) we were editing in our office one day last fall, NO makeup, terrible clothes and decided to webcam ourselves (for you) playing our first song ever. Upon seeing how hideous we looked, that video was never showed. Until now. In a fleeting moment of bad judgement, I am releasing it to the jaws of youtube.
2) despite HOURS of practice (no teacher) we still are beyond terrible. But I am proud to say, we have not given (totally) up yet!
3) I haven’t even hit publish yet on the blog & I am already regretting showing this to the world & fear for my life when kari see’s today’s blog post. ;)
4) The “final performance” at the end is our Family Christmas Talent show. Everyone died for us a little bit…
Be merciful viewers…be merciful. (<–click)