Sunday, December 13, 2009

Another Holiday Greeting

From friend Saville Ryan: Peace to All Nations & Happy Holidays!

Saville took this photo in the famed Kyoto Gardens, in the yuakushi-ji temple complex that dates back to the 7th Century.

A Very Merry Wiedenbrueck Christmas To All

No, I'm not in Weidenbrueck, Germany (near Bielefeld), but my friend (and fellow high school band pal) John Hicks has lived there for many years with his family. They're all talented musicians who teach and perform with various groups.

The picture shows John and his son Jesse before playing a Big Band concert at the Christmas Market in Wiedenbrueck. Unfortunately the photos show them in their everyday work clothes. I wish they'd sent pictures of themselves dressed up for the concert. From what I understand, they wear very festive costumes.