Scandinavian Cyber-Posten

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The Scandinavian Cyber-Posten is my blog for the band. Ever since I started reading The Machine's Pump on the Brave Combo website I've wanted my own blog. After all, I'm a creative and intelligent person and I have thoughts on a lot of things. Here's a place where you can read what I think about a variety of topics. I hope you enjoy what you read. If you have any feedback on what I've written, email me at

Monday, December 4

We're on YouTube

Hi everybody and Happy Holidays! Here at Scandinavian Central we've weathered the wettest month in Seattle history, a month that included a massive snowstorm that covered Western Washington in snow and ice. It wasn't fun. I was one of those people stuck in traffic for several hours. I eventually stayed the night at a motel in North Seattle. That wasn't fun either.

In better news, YouTube has finally cast its gaze upon our humble polka band. Ian Lucero, our former sax player and current video maven, posted a clip from the DVD documentary he did about the band up on YouTube. Not only has it been viewed several times, it caught the eye of the Let's Polka blog ( and they wrote a very nice blog entry about the band. Pretty cool, huh? I'm always amazed and flattered whenever people out in the wider world notice the band. I go through my life mostly without ever being recognized for our accomplishments. People don't stop me on the street or ask for my autograph in Fred Meyer. It's a pleasant surprise when people discover us in the wider world.

Things are going to be quiet for us over the holidays. We don't have any gigs in December or January which is always a welcome change from the hectic Oktoberfest season. I play in other groups just like the rest of the members of the band. The time off from playing polkas gives us all an opportunity to play other music in other bands. I'm currently working on revising arrangements for the Valse Café Orchestra, the ballroom dance orchestra I lead. After that I'll do the same for the polka band.

I'm also enjoying time with my family. I've been getting caught up on projects around the house. My mom is visiting from Nevada and having a blast with her grandkids. This is the first time she's really been able to spend time with them and get to know them. They're loving it too. After all, what kid wouldn't love another grandmother?

That's all from me for now. All of us here in the Smilin' Scandinavians would like to wish you and those who are special to you a very happy holiday season!



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