Friday, October 19, 2012

Hedwitschak Makassar Ebony Tipper

I have started using a Hedwitschak ME10 Bodhrán Tipper obtained from Whistle and Drum. It is a long lite dense stick with lipped ends made of Makassar Ebony (ME).

15g / .5oz
25.5cm / 10.0"

Hedwitschak ME10 Bodhrán Tipper

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

How much water to add to scotch?

I sent this message to the Scotchcast lads in April 2012.
I decided to start drinking 3 years ago at Lark Music Camp after sharing scotch and chocolate during a morning class (singing highland pipe tunes acappella). Thanks for showing me the way.
How much water do you guys add to what amount of scotch?

My letter was answered in the May 2012 podcast, The Scotchcast 5th Anniversary show.

7 Bodhrán Rhythms

  Michelle Stewart posted a useful series of video blogs to help us get unstuck from our comfortable session ruts. 7 Rhythms in 7 Days.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Bodhran solo showing left hand

Cormac Byrne bodhran solo where the photographer captures the left hand magic. Most excellent top end player.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Bacon rice cake protein bars

The Get-Fit-Guy podcast Is Your Protein Bar Healthy? Part 3 contained a recipe for protein bars that sounded interesting. (Recipe by sports physiologist Allen Lim.)

We made it substituting peanuts for the cashews. It tasted good and felt substantial without being heavy.

The grocery store protein bars are handy and facilitate eating on the run without any fuss or muss.  But these delicious bars are sticky to the touch while not holding together very well, you have to pay attention and put down your cell phone. Consequently, the nice home made healthier protein bar requires you to actually sit down and eat with awareness, not a bad thing to do after a hard workout.