Sunday, June 26, 2016

Trip to New Mexico

I've been meaning to write about my trip to New Mexico to see my mom...  I've just been all sorts of crazy busy.  But now I'm finally getting around to it.  I got to do some hiking in the mountains and explored Sugarite Canyon a place where they used to do a lot of coal mining.  I learned that miners were often payed in scrip, a currency good to by things at the mining camps.  On the trail I found a piece of pottery from way back.  But I decided not to keep it since you're not supposed to take stuff like that.

My grandpa Jim and Anne visited with us in Phoenix and we went to the Museum of Natural History.
It was an interesting place.  I learned a lot about dinosaurs.  For instance I read in a book that the brachiosaurus had to say submerged in water because of their enormous size.  However the museum said it DID NOT live submerged in water.  That book's probably kind of out of date.  I think it's from the 80's or late 70's.  I got to try some virtual reality stuff and get electrodes scanning my head at the side kiosks there too.  Kinda cool.  I seem to remember a joke about Grandpa Jim's being a flat-line...

Actually my grandpa is very smart, he just needs to be taken with a grain of salt.  Later in the trip we went to mom & Al's property.  While Al drove, mom and I played Uno Dare.  It's a neat twist on Uno because some cards have funny dares you must do unless you'd rather draw cards.  When we got to mom & Al's property I got to see the animals again!  Lucy & Lumpy are the dogs.  Sydney and Spyder are the cats.  They were all very happy to see me too.

Mom has a friend named Rose.  Rose's son loves farming and I got to visit with him and check out his goats, gease & chicks.  He and his mother also make cheese, jerky, and even a soap which has some goats milk in it.  I enjoyed showing them music from my website.  They really liked it!  I told them next time I'm in New Mexico I'll bring them a CD of my recordings.  They gave me goose eggs which I cooked for breakfast one morning.  Very tasty!

I helped Al work on the house by bringing him cinder blocks.  I also split wood.  I guess you could say I earned my keep.  Mostly I got to take it easy though.  Movies watched included True Grit, White Coats, and The Three Amigos.  Good times.

I got to meet a friend of theirs and play his box drums and guitar.  He had a neat coffee shop and made the box drums himself.

Mom helped do some paperwork to register a trademark for my music!
SOCKS LIMITED music company is now an official trademark!  I got the certificate in the mail a few days ago.  I'm very excited.

I've recently put out some new raps and a song about nature on my soundcloud.
I've also been continuing to produce EDM and now have a FREE collection available on bandcamp.
Check this link:  http://donaldneu.bandcamp.com/album/a1-an-electronica-ep

I'm working on a new song about a mad scientist!  Stay tuned!

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