I have a very important announcement to make today, so all my blogger peeps should listen up. Junior has just finished cutting his second CD. Last week he flew to Amsterdam to spend 2 weeks in Holland performing and recording with Peter Wildeman, world renowned organist and Joost VanBelzen, new up and comer! I think they're going to call the CD "Il Dutchies". They would've called called it "Il Divo" but the name was allready taken.
But first, at the risk of getting in trouble with Junior, I really must introduce him to you as he was in his first year of violin lessons. If I didn't have pictures to prove it, I wouldn't believe the metamorphosis myself! Yup, that's him! All fresh faced and willing to learn.......well, not as willing as his Mama would have liked but that's another story for another blog post :)
Anyway, it wasn't long before Junior was playing in big venues like BC Place Stadium for the Canuck's half time entertainment......ok, not really but, that would've been cool! the BC Place Stadium is accurate but it wasn't for the Canuck's, it was for the Guiness World Book of Records playing with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra under the conductor Bramwell Tovey. 6532 musicians playing Beethoven all together under one roof.......what a hoot!That was many years ago and 1000's of hours of practice have come and gone. All that hard work and dedication paid off and now he's a famous violinist in the Netherlands.......Andre Rieu had better watch out because Junior's "in the house"!
So, to end this Metamorphosis Monday post, I leave you with this lovely shot. My baby is really growing up, sniff, sniff. I'm off to look at my old photo albums once again.......
and don't forget to check out Between Naps on the Porch for more exciting metamorphosis! http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/2009/02/welcome-fifth-metamorphosis-monday.html