Patrick Dear Old Dad, hedgehog, Patrick, random observations

Dear Old Dad and I really, really, really, really, really wanted to like the new Godzilla. Unfortunately, I think my version with the hedgehog was better. Banjo Godzilla vs hedgehog pic.twitter.com/TzEgJFYBzm — Patrick Costello (@Dobro33H) May 23, 2014

Another Milestone

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I checked our YouTube stats today. It seems we have hit – actually passed – another milestone with 10,019 subscribers to our YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/Dobro33H. 3,752,850 total views, with 36,089 views in the last 30 days. Somehow Dear Old Dad and I are still getting the message out that people can make music just for the simple joy of it. …

Godzilla 2014

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The new trailer looks . . . okay – but some of you may remember that Dear old Dad and I were hopeful in ’98 when the Taco Bell sponsored version of Godzilla hit theaters with all of the grace and aplomb of Paula Abdul trying to read her way through Macbeth: Here is hoping that Godzilla 2014 rights the …

Pardon Our Dust

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It is 2014 and I feel, in spite of the sheer volume of stuff piled high on my desk, that it is time to give Daily Frail a facelift. Anybody who wants to help out feel free to pick up a broom and start

New Music Magazine in the Works

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Back in 2000 Dear Old Dad and I launched The Down Neck Gazette. A Digital music magazine that reached subscribers by CD ROM on a quarterly basis. We got some really cool Interviews: Being on the road almost nonstop for almost four years while filming and editing hundreds of hours of video way beyond exhausting. I basically collapsed, leading Dear Old …

Between the Strings

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At first all I wanted was music and that seemed simple enough put your fingers here to make a chord your fingers there to make it ring just try to keep your fingers between the strings. It was all left hand right hand with broken heart between coordination between two dancing hands with a teenage brain in between and no …


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Matthew 28 King James Version (KJV) Audio version 28 In the end of the sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to see the sepulchre. 2 And, behold, there was a great earthquake: for the angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back …


Patrick Amy, hedgehog, Invictus, music, Patrick, photography, random observations

Another doctor visit today in the hopes of figuring out the cause of my recent onset of diabetic neuropathy pain in my feet. The specialist isn’t sure what is going on, but he was able to prescribe some meds to help manage the pain. With any luck I may be able to get some sleep tonight. When we got home …

Waiting For Bluebells

Patrick Amy, Patrick, photography, random observations

The bluebells are starting to bud along the riverbanks here in Manassas. Amy and I can’t wait for the explosion of springtime color! We have taken a lot of pictures over the years, but you have also created some wonderful music inspired by the Virginia bluebells. We would love to hear what you create this spring.