Category Archives: Music

Summer uke Project ~ Take One

“Let us dance in the sun, wearing wild flowers in our hair…” ~ Susan Polis Schutz Some years ago I was called upon to recommend a ukulele for some cute girls from my sister Deb’s in-law side of the family. … Continue reading

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Maceo Parker – We Do This

Originally posted on SDartSax:
Artist: Maceo Parker Album: Prince – One Night Alone CD3 (1992) Track: We Do This Instrument: Alto Sax Since we lost Prince, I haven’t listened to anything else. It’s been very bittersweet to re-discover corners of his vast catalog that I had…

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Bicycles: Making good women go bad since the 1800s

Originally posted on Fit Is a Feminist Issue:
  I’ve been working on a project on women and cycling, which begins by looking at the role the bicycle played in early feminism. One of the things I’m interested in seeing…

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12 Rules of Practice: Wynton Marsalis

Originally posted on Sound the Trumpet: How to Blow Your Own Horn:
Wynton Marsalis knows how to practice. As a younger man, he was equally at home in front of a symphony orchestra playing the Haydn concerto, or laying down some…

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What My Bike Has Taught Me About White Privilege

Originally posted on A Little More Sauce:
The phrase “white privilege” is one that rubs a lot of white people the wrong way. It can trigger something in them that shuts down conversation or at least makes them very defensive.…

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My first New Year Gig

“Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right.” ~ Oprah Winfrey I am so jazzed about tonight’s gig with my wife Suzy on alto and me on bari sax. So many of my friends … Continue reading

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Rain, rain, and more rain

Fly me to the moonLet me play among the starsLet me see what spring is likeOn Jupiter and MarsIn other words, hold my handIn other words, baby, kiss me Listening to Astrud Gilberto sing this as it rains outside my … Continue reading

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