Wednesday, April 28, 2010

MIM's the word

I found something really cool about Arizona today. No, it's not the fact that we can all carry concealed weapons around without any training, or that we're surrounded by "birthers" or even that at any moment the family could get pulled over if we look like we don't belong. No, none of that really cool Arizona stuff. It's the brand new Musical Instrument Museum. First, it's an incredible building - glass, stone,

water and an amazing sculpture out front "The Phoenix" that mixes all sorts of instruments and art, a beautiful combination.
The place is filled with musical instruments from around the world, displayed by country, so it's a really great geography lesson, too. All visitors get a headset that plays musical performances from that particular exhibit as you stroll in front of it. Shawn and I moved through, be-bopping our heads with a little hip shaking thrown in until we got to the hands-on part.

We really let loose there. Banging the gong, playing the harp and the beautiful rain sticks, forming our very own band. We rocked. So does Arizona. Well, most of the time.

1 comment:

  1. Remember, like a couple weeks ago, when it was cool and kind of interesting to be from Arizona? Yeah, me too. I think I'd better take the Arizona references off my blog. But - happy about MIM!