Home of the Mighty WurliTzer

 

20140829_204708On Friday, we went to see West My Friend, a band that Shanie was hosting for the evening. With catchy tunes and playful stage banter, it made for a fun evening. They played in Seattle’s Kenyon Hall – the Home of the Great WurliTzer. In a sense, we were inside of this giant pipe organ. The hall isn’t just the home of this instrument; it is this instrument. It’s a great venue, with playfully funny hosts who make you feel welcome. Popcorn and delicious root bear floats are served for only $1 each. Afterward, we all headed next door for food and drink (can’t live off of popcorn!), and I enjoyed learning more about Eden’s work teaching at a student-centered independent school in Canada – the model of which sounds very familiar to the early California personalized learning schools.

Lou draws for the door prize while Jeff of West My Friend uses the organ for sound effects. Notice the segments behind and to the upper left and right of Lou; these are all part of the organ, among other segments not pictured here.

Lou draws for the door prize while Jeff of West My Friend uses the organ for sound effects. Notice the segments behind and to the upper left and right of Lou; these are all part of the organ, among other segments not pictured here.

Alex of West My Friend, and Kevin Wiley, enjoying the root beer floats Kenyon Hall is famous for.

Alex of West My Friend, and Kevin Wiley, enjoying the root beer floats Kenyon Hall is famous for.

 

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