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Zack Attack Thursday - Ldy, the lemony, ligerish ducttaparian's Magic Treehouse of Lost Thoughts
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Zack Attack Thursday
On a Thursday, no less!

Last night was amazing. Zack did this crazy 15-minute improvisational solo that just. did. not. let. up.

I had a bit of trouble choosing just one minute to share (didn't want to have a ridiculously large file for you folks on dial-up), but here it is. My apologies for the quality of the recording.

still image of video
Click to watch the movie file (1 minute, 3.20 MB)

Or click here to download the file. (Standard Intel Indeo codec, should play on all systems.)

Fifteen minutes of that, all off the cuff. He was exhausted by the time he stopped.

Man, I love that kid somethin' fierce.

Zoooooooooooooooooooom-- we're off to lessons!

ADDENDUM: Z says his work here is "sloppy," and he needs to work on his "chops." Good thing we're going to lessons.

I'm feeling all kinds of: Ack ack ack with the zack attack
What I hear: Me & Bobby McGee, in my head

11 tall tales or Tell me a story
duinlas From: duinlas Date: February 3rd, 2005 11:29 pm (UTC) (permalink)

ldy From: ldy Date: February 4th, 2005 04:16 am (UTC) (permalink)
duinlas From: duinlas Date: February 3rd, 2005 11:35 pm (UTC) (permalink)

Have you heard of .ogg format? SMALL FILE SIZE GREAT QUALITY.
ldy From: ldy Date: February 4th, 2005 04:16 am (UTC) (permalink)
Yes, but I don't use it for two reasons:

1. Compatibility-- most people don't even know what it is, much less care to go to the trouble of installing something to watch it. I've stopped using DivX for just this reason.

2. I use virtualdub to edit these things. I haven't actually installed an avi-to-ogg converter (or virtualdub mod, which I think can encode oggs).

Mmmmmmmmm. Oggs. Vorbis got so big that I'd kind of forgotten about ogg as a video container. I might have to play with this sometime :) Thank you for reminding me!
thetech From: thetech Date: February 4th, 2005 04:58 am (UTC) (permalink)
Heh... actually, I used my DivX Player to watch it... LOL

"Sloppy" or not, he's sounding pretty good!
grrrrrrrrrrrowl From: grrrrrrrrrrrowl Date: February 3rd, 2005 11:35 pm (UTC) (permalink)
That is so cool! He looks like he is so into the music!

ldy From: ldy Date: February 4th, 2005 04:17 am (UTC) (permalink)
He really is. I love it when he just lets go and starts making faces! :)
duhneese From: duhneese Date: February 3rd, 2005 11:42 pm (UTC) (permalink)
you are SUCH A COOL MOM!!!!
ldy From: ldy Date: February 4th, 2005 04:17 am (UTC) (permalink)
Hee :D
fritzling From: fritzling Date: February 4th, 2005 04:33 am (UTC) (permalink)
umm.... ummmm... wow!!!!
memeworrywort From: memeworrywort Date: February 4th, 2005 05:42 am (UTC) (permalink)
That really is amazing. I hope to play that fast someday. You're a great mom!
11 tall tales or Tell me a story