Christopher A. Chapman

Chris Chapman of Birmingham, AL

Daddy and Daughter day

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Generally, all playtime usually involves both children or just Ethan. Why? Amelia naps in the afternoons. Therefore, Ethan and I have a built-in time to "bond." This past Saturday, Amelia went to her classmate Chanley's birthday party. Anywhere Amelia goes is already a party to Amelia. So, the fun is always there, regardless. It was a great Saturday and wonderful to have Amelia all to myself. I can't wait to do it again. The only regret? I didn't have the camera. This fuzzy camera phone picture is the only memento worth publishing from the birthday party.

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Uke Madness!

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Jake Shimabukuro was strumming like no tomorrow to promote his album on Conan O'Brien last night. Amazing! This one is for the SHARK! This ukulele virtuoso is well worth the listen. 'While My Guitar Gently Weeps' is well-interpreted here.


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Staying with the Queen

Monday, February 18, 2008

I met Lynn close to Perimeter Mall in Atlanta on Saturday. We stayed next to the "King and Queen" buildings just off GA-400 at a Westin Hotel, while my parents graciously kept and entertained their grandkids. This is a photo of the "Queen" building from our hotel window. Lynn was working at a conference and we stayed over for shopping and dinner. A good break from the routine.

Now we are back in Birmingham celebrating President's Day. We just had a late breakfast and Amelia is showing me her favorite books. Ethan is replaying yesterday's Daytona 500 with his toy cars. Not a bad way to start the day.


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Vampire Weekend - A-Punk (the video)

Friday, February 15, 2008

Lynn and the kids went to Atlanta, GA on Valentine's Day. As the kids enjoy spending time with their grandparents, Lynn is working at a convention. I'll join them on Saturday.

Anyway, the attached video is a compact 2 minutes of fun.

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Valentine's Day has come and gone. But, a sweet treat was delivered from Amazon.com. I just picked-up the debut release of Vampire Weekend.

The album was released on January 29, 2008. But, these boys from Brooklyn have been on my mind since before Christmas. I've listened to a single here or there. But, now I know for certain that this is a fun fun album.

Critics are quick to point out the Paul Simon Graceland influences. I'll go with that. But, maybe add a little Pavement or some other basic ska-type influence and there you have it. This will be a fun listen for the kids as well. It may not be the best album in 2008. But, at least there is a good contender early-on.


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