And The Dance RAPS Goes To…

… a Twitter friend once again. The lucky winner is @JennSRocks. How very fitting? She’s got the “rock” already in her name.

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Congratulations, Jenn, I hope you will have fun with this little box of fluff!

The draw protocol is here:

To make this post worth its while, here is some extra value, provided by the Queen of Odes, Ms Kathy Jones herself. She has delighted us with a few odes in the comments these days again. Enjoy and give her some love in return 😉

Here’s the first, in response to the “Gardening Porter RAPS“:

Porter gardening

And a second one from last night, reacting to Porter snake hips (for illustration, also see Dance RAPS above 😉 ):

Porter Snake Hips

Finally, if you are now really feel like rocking around the room – either in celebration or in frustration – why don’t you put on this little clip I have put together for you. Disclaimer: No Armitage in there. Instead you will hear my own, home-grown Guitar God aka son, improvising on his Jackson Charvel to Dire Straits’ Sultans of Swing. I think this song is very fitting here – isn’t Mr A our much beloved Sultan of Swing himself??? I really should have named the RAPS thus, and stuck the adage in the tin… In any case, I can’t wait to hear Armitage disclose more of his association with Gibson guitars – or guitars in general, for that matter. Playing a guitarist in a bio pic? Researching the back-story of a character? Or just getting back into music? The bets are on!

Impro on Sultans of Swing from Guylty Pleasure on Vimeo.


25 thoughts on “And The Dance RAPS Goes To…

    • An all-time favourite of mine which he discovered without my help. He’s been working on it for several days, practicing every night. I sneaked in and recorded him on the phone…

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  1. Ihr seid ja eine richtige Künstlerfamilie 🙂
    Klingt gut, der Fuß wippt ganz von selber mit…
    Und Geschmack hat er auch, dein Sohn.


    • Hehe, ja, hier hat jeder seine künstlerische Nische. Mr Guylty malt, Sohnemann ist Gitarrengott, Töchterlein gewann gerade ein Stipendium für die Trompetenausbildung. Mir ist das Entwickeln und Ausleben der Kreativität wichtiger für die Kinder, als formeller Unterricht und Berufswahl. Beruf ist zeitlich begrenzt. Berufung ist für immer…

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      • Ich bin beeindruckt. Möchte deine Tochter das Stipendium nutzen?
        Bei mir in der Familie wird Klavier geübt. Der Schatz und ich sind beide vollkommen ohne Instrument aufgewachsen und immer wieder erstaunt, wo das beim Kind wohl herkommt und was es schon alles spielt. Mein Mutterherz platzt zeitweise vor Stolz, das Kinderherz übt derweil mit stark schwankender Begeisterung. Wir sind alle gespannt, wo das noch hinführt.


      • Als es um die Verteilung von Kreativität und künstlerischer Schaffenskraft ging habt ihr eine gehörige Portion eingesammelt 🙂 Finde ich klasse, dass Deine Kids so talentiert sind, nicht nur die ‘Erzeuger’ 😦


        • Ich finds auch schön – und vor allem, dass es bei den Kindern eher um Musik geht als um bildende Künste. Da wird dann alles bei uns im Hause abgedeckt 😉


  2. Congratulations to Jenn. Can you tell us the secret to winning a raffle? There are quite a few of us who are frustrated by our bad luck. 🙂

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    • Yup, I hate to say it, but I think sprog is actually quite good on the guitar. He has been playing since he has been 9 yrs old, and he has got a fabulous guitar teacher (who is the owner of the guitar and arms in the picture of the clip).


  3. I missed this announcement. Congratulations to Jenn! And yes, I admit to being jealous, but how great that the RAPS should go to someone with “Rocks” in her name!


    • Since the “dance” theme seems so popular, I am already dreaming up the next design. I am thinking black tie and dress shirt… Could make an entirely different sort of shrine…

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