this past weekend took us to the live music capital of the world for HonkTX 2013. It is one of several such music festivals staged across the country which draw Community Street Bands from near and far for a weekend of music and flat out fun.
our connection to the festival is our son's zombie themed group, the Dead Music Capital Band. It was DMCB's second year to play the HonkTX festival, but our first time attending. Privately, this proud papa had some concern as to how DMCB might stack up against bands like the "Biohazard Brass Band" from Fort Sam Houston and the others. There was not a slouch among the 23 bands performing. Putting parental pride and prejudice aside, DMCB stood toe to toe with all those groups musically. In the entertainment category, DMCB was several lifetimes ahead of some others. you can see videos of DMCB's performances at http://www.youtube.com/kenemac47 the videography isn't the best but you can get and idea of what was our ears were privileged to hear.
if the t-shirts I wore last weekend had buttons on them going in to the festival, they most assuredly would have been decorating the streets of Austin at the end. My heartfelt congratulations to all of you drummers and tooters performing as the DMCB at HonkTX 2013. Forgive me as I get a bit misty at the remembering. You make me proud. The blood, sweat and tears you each contributed toward your outstanding performances, individually and as a group, was evident. Keep up the good works.