Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Hidden Talents That Were Never Meant to Hide

Thank you to everyone who entered the "MercoBox" one day giveaway!  I'm so happy to see so many people in support of local businesses.  I had several people from out of state participate and it makes me so excited to see that. The internet has made this world so much smaller. My dad sends his products all over the world whereas back in the day, he was lucky to send a product to Ogden (we live about 50 miles south of there.) 

I would like to congratulate Michelle Fenton. She won the MercoBox. Michelle, if you are reading please contact me immediately!  Shopping local or from small businesses in general is by far the best way to do things, if you ask me.  I know that I would far prefer buy something from my neighbor than go to the Walmart for the same sort of thing. 


In case you didn't know, I'm a musician.  It has been a huge part of my life since I was in elementary school. One day at a music festival, I started playing the mandolin and I've barely put it down since.  I have learned to play the guitar, and I pretty much attempt to learn every song that I hear on the radio.  I suppose it's time for me to share this "hidden" talent with the blog world. Again. I don't know how this talent hides so much!

This first video was taken while I was living in Las Vegas. It's really dark because that is my dorm room...every light is on and you still can't see anything, but oh well. This one is me playing the mandolin.  This is a fiddle tune called Jerusalem Ridge. 

The Mumford and Sons Video was Christmas of 2012...I play it and sing it quite a lot better now these days, but I absolutely hate to record myself, so I didn't want to do a new video. This is my favorite Mumford song.  I hope you will enjoy it :) P.S. don't you wish my hair was still that long? I sure do. 

Music means more to me than most things in my life. Having it when I was lonely in Las Vegas was really important. It has given me countless opportunities to meet new people, have fantastic adventures and have something in common with people from all over the world.  

I'm one of those weirdos that love to listen to the radio. I feel like it gives me an appreciation for all different types of music and it helps me discover great artists.  I don't know why people hate the radio so much. Listening to it in the car is probably my favorite thing about driving.   I hope you have enjoyed my little videos! Maybe I'll post more in the future. But probably not. Recording myself really sucks. 

Thanks again to everyone who entered the MercoBox Giveaway! Don't forget to "Make local a habit"!


Breanna Kegley said...

LOVE your voice and talents! AMAZING!

Ashley said...

I have to admit I creeped on your YouTube a while ago and loved everything you recorded! I wish I had stuck with the piano when I was taking lessons. I can play a few songs and I love to hear the music that I create. I can't imagine how you must feel since you can actually play!

Jen said...

You are amazing!!! :)

Tammy Jo said...

You are GREAT and have a beautiful voice!!!

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