Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Flagrant Nepotism

You may have noticed that I don't like to do a lot of reviews on here. Reviews are for other sites. I read a lot, but for a couple of years I've been in this sad place where I don't read for enjoyment. I read to learn.

That being the case, it just doesn't seem fair to review books.

But music? I'm a little more comfortable there. And I'll warn you that nepotism is involved in this post. I've been going to my cousin Jon Schmidt's concerts ever since I was in double digits. Probably even younger. For as long as I can remember, he's been taking a chance on himself and his music, performing and composing almost constantly. An artist's life is not easy--especially when you have a family to support. But Jon has done so with grace, humor, and as much style as a guy in dad-jeans can.

Last year he and some friends started up a youtube channel called The Piano Guys, and that is what I'm shamelessly promoting today. Below are a couple of their videos--just a few examples of what ANY of us can achieve if we are anxiously engaged in a good cause... when we develop a skill, apply it, and share it.

Hope the vids inspire you too! They're a youtube channel totally worth subscribing to, because there's definitely more where this came from :)


  1. I absolutely love the Piano Guys! We always put on their playlist and just have it as background music. And the star-war's music video was awesome!

  2. Rock on! So glad to hear it. I use them at work, as well, but I'm ready for them to break out and start getting paid for all they do! So. Awesome!