Cross posted on the Music at Gleneagle BlogRead more "The Spring Concert, live on Twitter"
It will come as no surprise to those that know me that I have been swallowed whole by the vortex of not only Jim Groom‘s Digital Storytelling 106 course, but its off-shoot creation, #DS106radio: …a free form live streaming station that has been setup for this course, and it is being used as a platform […]Read more "#DS106Radio, 4Life"
My sister saw this poem scrawled on a wall in Saskatoon in the summer of 2010, and shared it with us when she got back. I copied it down and carried it around in a journal for a few months before turning it into this song: Graffiti Grafitti by BryanjackRead more "Saskatchewan Street Poetry"
In brainstorming a way to synthesize the myriad tangents and threads being pursued in our recent study of rebellion and revolution in Egypt, as well as 1860s Manitoba, I wound up writing what began as a challenge to myself, and the Talons, to boil down the human affinity for stories of power, rebellion and freedom, […]Read more "Tell this story."
Just a North Pole girl, livin in a snowy world Took the magic sleigh going anywhere Just a South Pole boy, wishing for a special toy He took the magic sleigh going anywhere Reindeer against the moon Chevy Chase in National Lampoons Christmas Eve and I can’t sleep It goes on and on and on […]Read more "Don’t Stop Believing (in Santa Claus)"
In watching the attached video, you can hear the lunch bell ring at the end of period two about a minute (or so) into the song. Kyle, who we can assume left Ms. Jung’s foods classroom as the bell was ringing, makes it to his place behind the drum kit sometime later (arrival time will […]Read more "Music and a math problem"
Last day of semester 1: Intro to Guitar 11 from Bryan Jackson on Vimeo. Though it may not get as much attention on this blog – a fact I hope to erode over the course of the next semester – I am also the guitar teacher at my school, and have just completed teaching the […]Read more "Final Guitar Class of the Semester"
A huge thanks to Jeff Utecht, Dave Truss, Dean Shareski and Yoon Soo Lim for helping at various times to help crystalize this process. We’re getting there! The following was much simplified and stated in this form by Jeff Utecht, who also supplied the mp3 below. The Mission: Here’s an idea for a wave: In […]Read more "Don’t Stop Believing (in Santa Claus): Your Mission, Should You Choose to Accept it"
International Musical Collaboration, Anyone? I continually find it interesting which songs become “the Songs” in my Intro to Guitar course. Composed of grades nine-through-eleven students, the class of thirty students represents every walk of life in our suburban highschool: choir and band kids adding to their repotoire of musical genius, athletes and academic high achievers […]Read more "Don't Stop Believing (in Santa Claus)"