Monday, July 27, 2015

KPRiFM Kaleo Private Listener Concert

If you have not heard of the band Kaleo, do not be surprised if you do in the near future. Paul and I were honored to be invited to the KPRI Kaleo Private Listener Concert aboard the Inspiration Hornblower.

The weather was impeccable for the Monday night two-hour sunset cruise. The four-piece band, Kaleo is originally from Iceland. Friends since high school, these lads moved to the US via Texas and their music is causing quite a stir.

The music, a blend of folk, blues, country, and rock, was appreciated and applauded by all the concert attendees. Bandleader JJ Juliusson, drummer David Antonsson Crivello, bassist Danny Jones and guitarist Rubin Pollock put on quite a spectacular show!

In 2013, Kaleo signed with one of Iceland’s largest record label, Sena. When they recorded their full-length debut, Kaleo; five singles reached Number One and the album went Gold, receiving high praise and sending the band to shows and festivals in Europe over the next year.

In the spring of 2014, Kaleo recorded the lush, introspective song “All the Pretty Girls” and as they say, history was made.

I really enjoyed their performance of “All the Pretty Girls” last night. However, my favorite Kaleo song was entitled "Broken Bones." The band is now signed to Atlantic Records in the United States and will begin recording new material with producer Mike Crossey (Arctic Monkeys, Jake Bugg) in London for an EP due this year. 

Broken Bones performed by Kaleo aboard the Inspiration Hornblower

Photos from the 07/27/2015 Kaleo Private Listener’s Concert 


KPRiFM Kaleo Private Listener Concert

KPRiFM Kaleo Private Listener Concert

KPRiFM Kaleo Private Listener Concert

KPRiFM Kaleo Private Listener Concert

KPRiFM Kaleo Private Listener Concert

KPRiFM Kaleo Private Listener Concert

KPRiFM Kaleo Private Listener Concert

Interesting Fact: Kaleo means “the sound” in Hawaiian

Private Listener Concerts are local radio station, KPRI 102.1’s way of saying THANKS for spending time with KPRi. San Diego’s 102.1 KPRi is owned by two guys. That’s it. No big corporation, no Big Brother telling them what to do, nor what to play. Just two guys who love radio, Bob Hughes and Jonathan Schwartz who bought KPRi in 1996.

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Friday, July 24, 2015

Learning without Pedals
(Biking with Dad)

Scooting and Coasting the Bike

Dad is starting Reef off by scooting on his Balance Bike so that he can get the feel of balancing it. Since Reef has adepted to scooting on his bike, he is now being challenged to pick up his feet and coast.

Dad also hopped on his bike to demonstrate to Reef how to coast and ride. The plan is to gradually add more time as Reef gains confidence as he coasts with his feet up.

Coast Oak & Opa

Opa has some special Coast Oak time.  At just six days old, Coast's eyesight is still pretty fuzzy. 

Babies are born nearsighted and can see things best when they're about 8 to 10 inches away, so Coast can see Opa's face clearly only when he is holding him close.

Oma's Cute Grandsons

Big Brother Reef cuddles with baby Coast Oak

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Diaper Changing Time

The boys taking care of diaper change time. Dad taught Oma a great trick - put the ointment on the diaper itself to help prevent any sticking to the circumcision site.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

The Smith Family are now Four.

Too Cute not to share: Big Brother Reef wanted to help Dad bring Baby Coast home

Reef Works His Puzzles

Reef and Oma enjoying their alone time. I dread the day Reef will no longer want to do his puzzles with me!
Posted by Missy Z. Smith on Tuesday, 21 July 2015