Sunday, May 29, 2005
Sunday, January 9, 2005
How about some more mission multimedia?
On P-Days, Elder Rose liked to play his Gee-tar. Shortly before the incredible Draper Zone was broken up by certain people going home, we recorded some music as a zone. Elder Rose wrote some wonderful music - "Shiloh" is particularly nostalgic, because it expresses his testimony of the Savior, and we performed it in a special missionary fireside of our own organizing. I'm proud of our rendition of "If You Could Hie to Kolob" - For the first verse, I am playing the accompaniment and singing all four parts.
- Shiloh - Composed and sung by Elder Michael Rose (Elder Lassen vocals)
- Ave Maria - Violin by Elder Gary Parente accompanied by Elder Jon Andersen
- If You Could Hie to Kolob - Draper Zone accompanied by Elder Jon Andersen (instrumental only)
- Composition 1 - Composed by Elder Michael Rose
- Composition 2 - Composed by Elder Gary Parante
All of this audio was ripped from CDs. I ripped the mission farewell in iTunes into MPEG-4 audio format (m4a). I ripped Elder Rose's music in Windows Media Player into Windows Media Audio (wma). Those formats aren't the most portable and preservable, however; so I re-encoded them into the standard and well-supported MPEG-3 audio format (mp3) using Xilisoft WMA MP3 Converter (shareware).
Monday, January 3, 2005
I found some Old Timey movies of Ryan dancing. You really should watch them - Ryan has some sweet dance moves! He'll be a star at the single's dances.
To view the movies, you may need to right-click on the movie and save it first. You may also need to install a QuickTime movie viewer in order to view these movies.
The thumbnail images were captured in the QuickTime movie viewer, copy-n-pasted into Word, and then exported from Word as a web page.
P.S. StrongBad also likes to dance.
Saturday, January 1, 2005
New photos of Kristen's mission, and also a chronological look at her early life...
If you'd like to print any of these pictures, contact us. We have higher resolution images stashed away.
The pictures were organized in Picasa on Windows (you can download it for free), and then exported to HTML.