Category Archives: My World

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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Happy Holidays 2015

Your greatest gift to others is to be happy and to radiate your happiness to the entire world. ~ Jonathan Lockwood Huie What an interesting year it has been. Musically, I have been very busy and happy for that. There … Continue reading

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The Life of a Musician ~ Take 123

Only a dedicated musician would take $20,000 in instruments in his $500 car, 50 miles one way to make $20. ~ Anon The holiday season is upon us and for most musicians this is a busy time. I am an … Continue reading

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How Important are You?

I’ve seen these two posts on Facebook this week and it kinda struck home. This first one is a data spew that I found fascinating: This next one is from the aspect of space, a place that always makes me … Continue reading

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