Flashback: Sometime last year I got an urgent email from Camille on her mission in Ohio* asking me to find out the lyrics to a song that she and her companion listen to all the time but couldn't make out the words to the chorus. So I googled the guys who made the CD, found their web site, listened to the song, agreed that it was very mumbly and left a comment asking them for the lyrics. They were very helpful and prompt.
Fastforward to today and I get an email from them saying that they have a new CD out and would I please click on the link and listen to it and recommend it to my bishop as a gift to the moms in the ward for Mother's Day. Um...no, I won't. Does anyone else feel like it's a little tacky to solicit bishops? Or a lot tacky? For a tradition that can sometimes get out of hand? Or do you think it's okay? I feel it's a little bit like going through the stake directory to find people to sell Amway to. Plus, I'm listening to the music right now and it's all folksy instrumental versions of hymns, like something that would be playing in the background at a historical shop in Nauvoo where the sales clerks are in authentic pioneer costumes** and are selling horehound candy (bleh!). Not something I want to subject the moms in my ward to. Lots of mandolin strumming and banjo plucking, which are great in most things but not so much here. Ooh, and a very mellow flute just showed up. Man, I wish you were all here to make fun of it with me.
And sidenote to Rac: Guess who's playing the violin. Yep. If it had worked out between the two of you that could have been YOUR mellow flute playing.
*To the person who reads my blog living near Medina, Ohio (thanks, statcounter!), Camille's in your mission! She went to Medina for Easter dinner. Small world.
**Does anyone remember that fireside in Claremont where a Mormon Battalion re-enactor came and spoke to us and to prove how authentic his costume was he put his foot up on the stand to show us he was barefoot, because most of the men marched without shoes. And people wonder why I stopped going to firesides.