So I’m a little irritated at Finale right now (Finale is the music software that my family uses). It has been acting kinda weird and slow recently. It will occasionally stop playing part of the sound for no good reason and recently it has been exporting wave files incorrectly. Just today for no good reason it quite literally opened twenty help tabs. I don’t know what is wrong with it, it generally works really well. I must have accidentally hit a key board shortcut or something.


So as it turns out Yesterday was far more interesting than I thought it would be. We moved around a BUNCH of comic book boxes and other band stuff, moving them all into the studio. It does look a little disorganized, but it’s far better than all those good comics and stuff getting ruined in the garage. Besides I think it makes it look more soundroomy. We also hung up a cool new stained glass ornament in the front window. It looks pretty neat if you ask me.

Longbow Playing at Tiger Town!

Unfortunately, we weren’t playing baseball, actually that was probably quite fortunate, since none of the family has even a modicum of skill at the sport (which suddenly strikes me as ironic since our family actually has enough children to make our own baseball team).

Instead of playing the sport, we were playing music, which for me was actually far more fun, so i’d like to extend a big thanks to the Kiwanis Club having us out yesterday!  We had a stupendous time and the Lakeland Flying Tigers were kind enough to video one of our songs and live stream it on their Facebook page!  You should really check out the video on their page, Lakeland Flying Tigers Baseball, not for my sake…well kind of for my sake, but also to show support for the Kiwanis Club and The Home of the Flying Tigers!

After our performance we watched Kathryn Koch and some other skilled dancers from Care to Dance. We had a great time clapping and stamping to the music.  They even let us join in the last dance!

Then we walked around the newly refurbished Joker Marchant Stadium.  It was truly a beautiful ballpark.  I’ve only been to a baseball game two or three times in my life (I know, I’m a terrible American), but this magnificent park made me nostalgic for the unique experience of baseball, the cheer of the crowd, the thrill of the game, and the taste of warm hot dog, an experience I’ve never had.  Here’s a picture Nicholas took of the park.

Nicholas also took a picture of us at the stadium (Veronica’s hiding behind the railing).

and one of us in the bleachers. 

Finally, here is one of the little four in the big sports chairs…I don’t really get the big chair thing.

In case you can’t tell from the above four paragraphs, we had a lot of fun and hope to come back soon to watch and maybe play there again some time, maybe we can play a game against the Tigers!…the team, not the real kind.

Minnie The Moocher

So Yesterday Stephen and I found a big problem with the song Minnie the Moocher. The song says she sat and counted a 1,000,000 dollars worth of nickels and dimes, a 1,000,000 times. Therefore, she had at least ten 10,000,001 coins (because she had to had at least two nickels). If she counted one coin per second she would have been dreaming for 10,000,000 seconds. Then she counted them a 1,000,000 times so that’s 10,000,001 times 1,000,000 which is 10 to the power of 13. If you divided it by all the seconds in the year, which is 1,314,000 (not including leap years), it’s about 317,097.95. So she ended up having that really boring dream for over 300,000 years. No wonder they say poor Min at the end of the song.

Busy, Busy, Busy

Do you ever feel like you have a BUNCH of stuff to do. Because I do ALL the time. Not that I mean to complain, but sometimes I just want to scream, AHHHH, THERE AREN’T ENOUGH HOURS IN THE DAY!!! Okay, now I’m better, I’m good. We really are busy though, we are working getting new songs, writing new songs, fixing old songs, and doing a WHOLE LOT of practicing.


Apparently Stephen just has one of those faces. People always think they have seen Stephen before, but they really haven’t, they just think that Stephen is Nicholas, or Jonathan, and occasionally even me! Lots of times people that Nicholas know, will talk to Stephen because they think he IS Nicholas. Yep, the amount of times Stephen has been asked if he is one of our twins is astounding. I guess I can understand thinking he is Nicholas or Jonathan’s twin, but ME! We look nothing alike. I think Stephen just needs to get his own face and stop looking like everyone else.

Longbow Performs Valentine’s Day

A big thanks to everyone at our Valentine’s day performance! We all had a great time entertaining and the audience was great!

We met a lot of very interesting people, including a nice lady who gave Anne and Veronica hand made chocolate grand pianos (Christopher and Robert got a bunny and a butterfly).

We all had a great time and hope to see you all at our next public performance on the 26th!