Chris Uggen's Blog: i'm with the band...

Friday, April 28, 2006

i'm with the band...

i'm loving my visit to penn state. jeremy staff and mike massoglia, two friends and former advisees, are now on faculty. there is nothing cooler than seeing your grad students with their grad students.

i gave a talk today that seemed to go pretty well, but the highlight was sitting in with lost faculties, the penn state band featuring wayne osgood, paul amato, rich and sharon felson, and the amazing sam richards on drums.

my playing might charitably be called rusty (or, less charitably, sucky) but i had great fun nonetheless. they do stuff like who do you love? roadhouse blues, folsom prison blues, walk don't run, pipeline, and rich's original professor blues. they let the visitor sing lead on angie and feel a whole lot better. i had forgotten how much fun it was to just bang out rhythm guitar with a fine drummer. i gotta do that more often.

4 Comments:

At 12:41 AM, Blogger Gidget said...

Hello Christopher, I can relate to the 'reading the text' comment. I am currently enrolled in criminal justice - sometimes the reading is a little overwhelming...

 
At 11:07 PM, Blogger Gidget said...

.... sorry wrong comment link.

 
At 11:11 PM, Anonymous chris said...

no problem, gidget. it seems to fit pretty well here too.

i can commiserate about being overwhelmed with reading...

 
At 11:31 AM, Blogger Gidget said...

Thank you for understanding :)

 

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