Category Archives: Community

Bucket List #3 ~ Attend NAMM ~ check

If you have a music bucket list, attending NAMM at least once should be on it. NAMM 2015 was held in Anaheim this year and hosted over 75,000 attendees. Opening day included a visit by the Disneyland band. The best … Continue reading

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Bothell Crows

We learned to be patient observers like the owl. We learned cleverness from the crow, and courage from the jay, who will attack an owl ten times its size to drive it off its territory. But above all of them … Continue reading

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Ray Guyll, music teacher extraordinaire and my friend

To his many friends and all ships at sea, RAY HAS LEFT THE BUILDING! A great light has been extinguished.  I am so, so sorry. “SO LONG PAL.” ~ Bill Sheehan Suzy and I have lost an amazing music teacher … Continue reading

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Analysis of my Zip Code ~ Stats 2014

I thought I’d research my corner of this blue marble and save the findings here. Bothell is a city located in King and Snohomish Counties in the state of Washington. It is part of the Seattle metropolitan area. The population … Continue reading

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Cars vs. Bikes vs Pedestrian ~ Oh My!

From a coworker, Logan, this fine response was part of a discussion about “yet another bike rider hit by a car”. Having experienced many friends nearly having been killed and heard of even more actually being killed on the very … Continue reading

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Community Band Drama ~ Johan de Meij’s “Gollum”

I was listening to this video, yet again, and marveling at how much of the band dynamics were captured. Filmed by a musician and arranger, Jeff Keith, he pans to the soloist right in time, does a lovely split screen … Continue reading

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Seattle Plans for a Biosphere ~ Seattle Sphere

Recently, the Amazon planners released this recommendation for how they would use the common area between their two new 22 floor building in the South Lake Union part of Seattle. “The intent behind the new design shown in the MUP … Continue reading

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