Saturday, December 29, 2007

Saturday, December 22, 2007

New IPod Awesome!

My Grandma and Grandpa just bought me the 160 gig IPod....that's a lot of songs! David put a bunch of sermons on my IPod and I have almost finished listening to all of them. Each menu is a split screen that; means one side lists the options of the menu and when you scroll onto the options the other side will show the pictures that can be found under each option. It is SO awesome to finally have an IPod to listen to! Thank you Grandma and Grandpa, I love you both! PS Love you MOST

This is dedicated to Daddy!

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

The Sound of Worship

Since for a while we were trying to record our CD in a travel trailer close to the road, this brings back memories!

The Sound of Worship

Since for a while we were trying to record our CD in a travel trailer close to the road, this brings back memories!

Saturday, October 27, 2007

The Top 10

OK the real top 10 Coolest Things about being a fiddle player...
By Alex Hargraves (he's 14 too)

10 The bruise on your neck is a good conversation starter.
9 Performing
8 Being exposed to new musical styles
7 Meeting inspiring teachers
6 Music Festivals
5 Learning cool tunes
4 Going to music camps
3 Jamming with other musicians
2 Making friends
1 Improvising
Three reasons why being a fiddle player is cool:
#1. I'm a fiddle player, and I'm.... well, duh!
#2. All fiddle players are cool.
#3. If you doubt the second reason refer to the first reason.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Ok, we all know who is the good looking one in this picture...or do you... hmmm, well I will give you two guesses.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

My Speech class speech

This is my personal speech I had to do at our speech club yesterday. It was a lot of fun. Coleen McMurray really inspired me to do apologetics. Oh yeah Victoria did really good introducing the platform speeches. These were the only two classes I went to, so sorry to everyone else. HA

Hello my name is Alex Goldman I am 14yrs old. I was born in this very town Grants Pass around 2:00p.m. I was 8lbs. 15oz. True to my nature I came out completely different from what was expected. I don't remember much of growing up, and some of it I haven't lived through yet. One memory I have is waking up in the middle of my nap and for some reason I could not find my parents. After some careful inspection and consumption of things in the refrigerator I set off down our mile dirt road to the neighbors to look for them there. I was only 3 years old and wearing only a t-shirt! I got to the neighbors house and explained my predicament. He took me inside his house and set me on the couch (his dog kept jumping up and licking me). Eventually he spotted my parents and took me over to their car and explained the astounding take of my unsuccessful quest to find my parents. Pages and pages of stories like these could be recorded about me but not now. Am a God fearing Christian boy. I weigh 130 lbs. and am 5ft 6in tall depending if I spike my hair or not. My favorite things to do are exploring, cracking my whip, bike riding, climbing trees, running, playing soccer, studying theology, and especially playing fiddle on stage. As for the future I know nothing of it but I expect much of it. I hope to be an influential Christian musician, with a visible love for the Lord, and a witness to the music world. Well, that's the summary of my life, what I once was, what I am now, and what I wish to be.

Saturday, September 8, 2007

The longest post I've ever done!

Me and lil' sis Murren.Above:My hand/Fiddle.
Below:all of the following are pictures from MooGrass, which is a festival in Tillamook.
Above: Luke/banjo,Ellie/fiddle(my arch rival),Clyde/mandolin,Nickie/bass,not sure about the other two.

Cassie/fiddle,Paul/guitar,and don't ask who the others are.

Mason here is like a second grandpa, he goes to most of the festivals we go to and never gets away without a hug. He was the MC for the festival.
I must say this was a thrilling experience, Dewgrass (that's the name of their band) allowed me to play a couple songs on stage with them! Ever since I met Jake and Luke I've looked up (and down) to them.

This was during an awesome jam session. Starting from right to left,Emily/guitar, Jamin/bouzouki, Monique/fiddle (you can just barley see her bow),Erin/bass,Greg/guitar(in Grey ball cap),? /guitar, Nick/mando, Luke/banjo,ME/fiddle,Jake/guitar,?,?,Katie (pink T shirt) mando,Ellie/fiddle (my arch rival), and Collin /mandolin.

Well, Nick brought some Oreo cookies and Jake here decided to load up.
well this was the last day of the festival, and as a tradition all performers who are left get to play on stage together.

This is the day after the last day of the festival, starting from left to right, top to bottom:Sara, Emily,Nick,Me,Jamin,Jake,Kaiti,Cassie,Anna,Collin, Luke,Mailee,Murren,Iona,AND everybody's little favorite William(AKA tug boat).

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Me and Des... Me and Alex...

Well, I'm here (It's Destiny writing) on Alex's blog... FUN!!! It took along time to find this picture... I mean loooong time:) Okay, (probably) posting on Alex's blog:( BYE!!!

Well, this is the first time any one (that I know of) has posted on my blog, interesting experience. Well the Kruse's came over for dinner and we have been having a great time.
well gotta go,Farewell! <><><><><> [][][][][][{}{}}{}}++++++++=======ha!

Friday, August 17, 2007

Guess who is having fun.

Thursday, August 16, 2007


Here are the Emmons in performance, you guys...'er girls were great!

Me and my good friend Jake

I know this is kinda late, but I just had to get some pictures from this festival.

Sunday, June 10, 2007

well yesterday we played at the Growers Market in Grants Pass.
I made $7.00000000, but I'm not sure how much we made total. I was feeling kinda sick,
specially when I found out that there was another band there (I was not at all playing my best),when Taylor rose(ask the Emmons if you don't know her)family came over to listen I got kinda edgy/nervous and tried to cover it up by frowning and only looking at my fiddle.
looking back now though I think it would have been allot better if I would have smiled at least between brakes(instrumental solo),because like in Matt 5:14, I am to be a light to the world not just when I'm feeling good but all the time.
well got to go,see ya!

-Xela out.

Friday, June 8, 2007

these pictures show how to properly split A log that is to big to split in half.

Ive been splitting wood today so I thought ide take some pictures.
-Enjoy more than I did-

Thursday, June 7, 2007

The effect of the next picture(down)on my hurting back.
picture by Devin Cruse
Devin and grandpas"bed of nails".
(well I didn't have much to say so I just used big font size)

whats up!

Monday, May 21, 2007

this is Cassie, my second youngest sister. She plays fiddle, loves penguins and horses.

this nut is,im ashamed to say, is my little brother he plays mandolin and a little fiddle. he loves to read and play fooseball.
This is my sister Anna, she plays penny whistle and banjo, she also loves to cook and make me clean it up.

Monday, May 7, 2007

Don't ask!

After 3hrs. of practice
I'm good and charged
Well I got stuck in this tree
and I had to practice so...
Don't ask!

After 3hrs. of practice
I'm good and charged
Well I got stuck in this tree
and I had to practice so...
On mine ,Wiliams, and Kailas birth day we went skating.
(me, Tait, and David)

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Me, Collin,Jake(top) and Luke

Me and Jake... totally into it.
Amy, and ,Ellie Hakanson jamin at MooGrass(Tillamook). 2006
Sean Watkins,Collin and ME. Sarah watkins,Me and little bro.

Me. my mom, dad and little bro went to this Nickel Creak concert at the Britt, it was incredible and the Emmons saved us a spot up front (their so nice) so we got a good view. It was awesome to get to meet some of the worlds best musicians!

Chris Thile,me and Collin.