Monday, October 31, 2011

A Scary Revolution

Happy Halloween, Comrades!

Boy, oh boy, I love this holiday. Well, actually, it's mixed for me. I'm one of the few people walking around that actually had a nice childhood, and let me tell you, Halloween was always something to look forward to.

But then I got too old to go around dressed as a werewolf, or even my coup d' 'etat of Halloween - the whole family dressing up like dad. (I was Working Dad, complete with a dress shirt.) The idea of going as the Jackson Five was even floated a few years, but we figured we'd end up inadvertently offending the neighborhood located in Prince George's county, the most affluent African American in the nation. We'd have shocked neighbors, AND no candy. So, we didn't do that.

So, now, I sit, mope, and try to stay away from candy, as I'll surely try to stifle the tears for a childhood lost with caramel and chocolate.

I wonder what it would be like if the creatures of the night really existed, and imagine the logistical nightmares (daymares?) of the vampire in charge of the Halloween Gala. "Trolls are so uncouth!"

But, I'll snap out of it, because hey, I am dressed pretty cool today. I've got my red and white striped shirt on, and I'm Waldo - the man all you ladies have been looking for!

And, I've got some exciting news!

1- Did I mention Skype lessons? That's right! I'm now officially offering online guitar lessons. Drop me an email or comment on this blog if you'd like to try one for free. Now, the Revolution literally can take over the entire world!

2 - I'll be hosting a radio show this Saturday, November 5th, from 3-5 pm on WDCE 90.1 FM Richmond. Check out to listen in! Drop me an email with a request, check out the Facebook page, and I'll play it for you!

Now, go have a Happy Halloween, and try not to cry in the chocolate.

- Josh


Sherry said...

Hey Josh,

Tell me more about these Skype lessons of yours? I haven't had too much luck with Skype working on my computer, but if I can get it to, and I can afford it, I would LOVE to take some lessons!

Josh Urban said...

Hey Sherry!

Thanks so much for your comment! You should definitely "convince" your computer to cooperate, 'cause you would love the online lessons! I've had better luck with Google +, because Skype doesn't like me, either.

I typically hold the lessons on a weekly basis, and they're usually a half hour. The first one is free, and after that, it's $20 a half hour. That first one is a trial with no obligation, so you can take it to see if you'd like to continue or not. Looking forward to talking with you soon!

- Josh