The Village Goes LiveJune 21st, 2011
Sometime last year, I was approached about working on a website design for our local historic tourist destination, Prairie Village. I decided to jump on board and help with the design. I should have known how huge of a task it is to build a website from scratch! Myself and webmaster Bob Gehringer put in many hours of work with a lot of helpful input from Prairie Village manager Stan Rauch and Mickie Kriedler along the way. After all of the hard work, I am excited to say that we are now live: www.prairievillage.org
It was a great learning experience and I am proud to have been a part of it. I’ll continue to do some periodic updates as Bob takes over the daily updates. There’s another experience to check off the list. Now, I’m looking forward to playing a really special acoustic show this Friday with my great friend John Statz!
National Anthem at the Bull Riding TourJune 12th, 2011
Last Friday, I was given a unique opportunity to sing the National Anthem at the National Bull Riding Tour that was hosted at Prairie Village. It was a larger crowd than I expected, but it went well. I’ll just go ahead and check that off my list of new experiences. Hmm… what’s next?
Spring Semester RecapJune 9th, 2011
Personal and Music-related Projects:
Published my Album online and released CDs on March 3rd
Recorded a new track: ”Frontlines”
Designed the Prairie Village website, soon to be unveiled!
Played a series of shows at Mochavino
Played guitar at a Brickhouse event downdown for Jane Ryder’s art show
Released an online album of my work from Grad School, “Mechanical Lullabies”
Played Harry Potter movie music on piano at the opening night of the DSU event
Acted as a judge for the Global Game Jam competition
Assisted with sound setup for the spring musical, “Anything Goes”
Shot video presentation for diversity events including the Lakota Indians and women’s history
Assisted with audio for the “Away from Keyboard” poetry/reading event at Mochavino
Assisted students with in-class video projects that promote various aspects of the University
Participated in a studio photo shoot to supplement advertising materials for next year
Did a vocal recording of a faculty member as part of a personal project
Sang in the DSU Choir spring concert and graduation
Played music with Sandy and Chris Champion when the Tour De Kota bikers visited
DSU Live Projects: (events where we assisted with sound production on campus)
Full production of the Battle of the Bands event
Assistance with Black History Month Kickoff
DJ for student dance lessons
Setup for Student Activities Board events: a mentalist and musician Austin Kyle
“Tips for Talent” event to raise money for Japan relief assistance
Ordered new LED lights and equipment, ongoing summer projects
Hopefully that is most everything, now my goal for the summer is to do much less! Okay, that’s not really true, but I definitely want to continue with some personal projects and spending more time on my bike and getting some time outdoors. Ah, summer.