This page is a clearinghouse for some amateur recordings of my musical adventures.
I 've been fooling around on piano, organ, guitar, trumpet, melodica, and accordion.
And recently recording what's happening.
Here are some recordings:
And, for the kid who made me uncle, to encourage him to play his guitar:
Here is The Chicken, courtesy of the Schfinkman, Kent and the MOJO House.
My father always told me, "Son, the best thing you can do in life is choose good parents. And you have chosen well."
This page is part of his site, a dedication to my grandfather, Francis Matthias Schmitt, who passed away a few years ago.
Before he died, my grandpa asked me to play "Taps" on the trumpet at his funeral.
He'd call down from the first floor: "I want to hear you play 'Taps'. Play it now, while I can hear it!"
I did play trumpet at his funeral, and I caught a lot of grief for that, as well as some appreciation.
This page was created August 2009.