On a Busy Bee

Given the weekend’s activity and the bump up in daylight savings time, I’m dragging … but not whining because this weekend was about wine. Friday night was the Grand Tasting at the Cincinnati Wine Festival. Oh yes – we were not on the roads as we stayed at a hotel a short walk from the event.

Saturday night was more wine as our church wine tasting group got together for an evening of fun and fellowship with a fun theme – Wine by Numbers. If you recall that this topic was subject of this post not that long ago – and yep – I’ve attended more wines to that list since the original post date.

After losing an hour of sleep, we were up early Sunday morning because the handbell choir played at two services. For anyone enjoying handbell music, we did an interesting piece involving singers and an instrumental sololist. We used 3 teen females and a muted trumpet, whereas the choir in this video used a soloist and an oboe.

For your Monday Morning Entertainment, here are some very fast fingers playing Flight of the Bumble Bee on an electronic steelpan. Whew … these fingers are a movin’. Enjoy and have a good week.

28 thoughts on “On a Busy Bee

  1. Hi,
    Sounds like a great weekend, a very good idea staying in a Hotel for the night especially close to the event, you were really able to enjoy yourselves without any worries about getting home. 🙂

    I loved the video, what a great instrument, and a nice sound as well. When I first saw it I knew it was something new, so very unusual, but someone was very talented to come up with the idea.


    • Mags,
      I wouldn’t have guess electronic steeldrum! I’ve had this tagged for several months, so it was time to use it. Regarding the Grand Tasting, a couple of times we’ve had someone pick us up to take us home, but staying in a hotel is less hassle. Nonetheless, a good time. Thanks for stopping by.


    • Les,
      The event doesn’t involve selling. There is a charity auction of groups of 6 or 12 bottles, which can have good ones with a few margin ones mixed in. I didn’t bid on any this year because none caught my fancy. The Grand Tasting is both a fund raiser and a marketing event. Being one who likes trying wines I don’t know (or won’t buy because of price), I will ask where in the city the wine can be bought. Thanks for commenting.


    • Alex,
      I didn’t know this instrument existed – but I’m not surprised. I found it some time ago when searching for steeldrums, thus knew it was a Monday Morning feature. Thanks for commenting.


  2. Wow! Sounds like you had a very full weekend but a fun weekend. I still don’t have the internet so I’m working at the local library and I’m not allowed to make any noise so sadly, I can’t play your video. Next time!


  3. Thanks for the video. I’ll match you weekend for weekend. I was responsible for feeding the 60-member Indiana Wesleyan Univ. Wind Ensemble who performed concerts at our church this weekend. Had to feed them dinner Sat. eve. and lunch yesterday. I sweated it, but they said we had the best meals of any church on their week-long tour. Maybe it was the candlelight lasagna dinner on Sat.



  4. Love the video, Frank – this is one for my collection! And a wine event – great way to start spring. I do some merlot gardening – slowly sipping merlot in moderation while gardening is more effective than Aleve 🙂


  5. I didn’t make it to the wine tasting. When I worked at the convention center as the events mgr. I was in charge of set-up. Glad you had a good time! I’m at work, so I couldn’t listen to the drums. Hopefully later!


  6. Those are mighty fast fingers! I’m afraid my own fingers would end up looking like a pretzel after a few minutes. Ah, the sounds of the steel drums. Brings back good memories of the Bahamas this past summer. Good times!


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