The Stage 32 Videos: Brian Shell

Like I Never Left Spring 2020 Montage

This series of shots shows a chronological progression that contains photos from start to finish of Spring 2020 and its Covid-19 contents by Brian Shell. "Like I Never Left" is the song single he released during his #stayhome #staysafe quarantine.

TSO Siberian Sleigh Ride percussion play along

Brian Shell plays along to Siberian Sleigh Ride by Trans-Siberian Orchestra on his bongo cajon and then again on his Senegal djembe. #TSOPlayAlong2020

Sinusoid Sidewalk Chalk Art and Lake Goslings

3 colors of chalk on a concrete slab - June 3, 2020 - and Brian Shell's backyard lake with its fresh Canada Goose goslings as cute as can be. 42 seconds in duration.

Prismatic Elmore Leonard vase full of fresh lilacs

Enjoy sunrise daylight dynamic refraction projected through the green vase that Brian Shell bought at Elmore Leonard's 2014 estate sale. Brian appeared in 4 scenes of Get Shorty.

2020 May The Brook Be Between Us

Back between 1990-1992, I lived in Brookside Apartments in Ann Arbor, Michigan as I earned my MSEE from the University of Michigan. Revisited that soothing stream today, and I hope its 33 seconds brings a bit of solemn solace.

Eat Some Vegetables in a 2020 April snow storm

An April Michigan blizzard becomes my background to #stayhome #staysafe to snap chronological snow photos today that I set to my song "Eat Some Vegetables."

Live Djembe Jamming to Cassette Serial Looping 2002 to 2020

#stayhome Djembe jamming on Holy Saturday 2020 to a cassette from 2002 found by staying home since last Sunday to tidy up. This was made on Day 7 of staying at home. Happy Easter y'all!

Brian Shell pipe organ at St Francis of Assisi

Author of over 30 books and a University of Michigan graduate, Brian Shell plays improv blues pipe organ in Ann Arbor's Saint Francis of Assisi - his home parish.

Iargo Springs in the Mist 1

Filmed on October 3, 2019, Brian Shell descends the 300 stairs in mid-Michigan. One tree is a particularly beautiful shade of yellow surrounded by lots of evergreens in a light mist. This is part 1 of 2..

OneBuckDrum 3 - Whistling Penjing Percussion

Playing percussion while he whistles among the bonsai and penjing at Matthaei Botanical Garden, Brian Shell serenades a feisty blue jay with his OneBuckDrum.

OneBuckDrum 2 - Bonsai Garden drum fun

Matthaei's outdoor bonsai trees provide the scenery for Brian Shell and his OneBuckDrum short serenade.

OneBuckDrum 1 - Herb Garden

Filmed in Ann Arbor's Matthaei Botanical Garden, Brian Shell plays a small drum his mother purchased at a garage sale for one dollar... which he calls his OneBuckDrum. Listen to the drone of the cicadas. Magical!
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