Category Archives: My World

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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Sax Pinkie Key Madness

“One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.” ~ Bob Marley Practicing for an upcoming concert and this little pinkie key run (at milepost 92) is kickin’ my hindermost. Still, it’s a lovely line, very … Continue reading

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Hawaiian Vacation – 2016

“I can’t even speak Hawaiian, but if you go there and listen to a Hawaiian song, you get captured because it’s so beautiful, like the melody is just gorgeous and you know Bob Marley is on the radio every single … Continue reading

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MJJO: First Gig of the New Year

Music is a gut thing. You’re working in a medium which is more in touch withthe primal than the modern. A gig is a ritual. There’s a congregation. ~ Siobhan Fahey Ah yes, the first gig after a long break. … Continue reading

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Doctors, Medicine, and Health … oh no!

I know a man who gave up smoking, drinking, sex, and rich food. He was healthy right up to the day he killed himself. ~ Johnny Carson I am constantly surprised to find otherwise smart people in my life who … Continue reading

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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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