Two Honest Hours

Last post I told you about a new composer to watch, Fourteen year old Ronan Kelleher. Here’s his second composition played in the concert hall as part of the University of Alabama’s fall Spectrum concert. (The piece only runs about 3 or 4 minutes, not two hours.) This isn’t available yet in the usual music marketplaces (iTunes, Amazon, etc.) but watch for it soon.

“Wellington” by new artist Ronan Kelleher

This is the first offering from Kelleher Records, the kind of song you want to play over and over (preferably with headphones). Ronan Kelleher is an extremely talented musician who plays multiple instruments as well as composing. You would never guess that this polished, sophisticated song is by a 14 year old. Pre-order this song to get it as soon as it comes out in a couple of weeks (itunes, amazon, etc.)

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Wellington by Ronan Kelleher

Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

Why am I putting this on this blog? So we don’t lose it. It’s the Joy of Cooking recipe with a couple of changes David made. It’s good to double it.

Preheat 375 degrees

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips (semi-sweet unless you want milk chocolate or dark chocolate)

bake about 10 minutes

Backwards

Here’s a song about people who get on a bus with the promise that they are going to a party with food and other good stuff. They don’t notice that the bus is driving backwards, away from where they think they are going. The bus driver, is so not-taking-care-of business that while the bus drives he shaves and eats spaghetti.