Keeping the music going...

May 13

Music means different things to different people.

Music means different things to different people.

Reading Terminal Market 5/11/14

I recently recalled an episode from several years ago — a man and woman came to one of my performances and purchased a CD afterward. They related that they had my previous CD release and the woman added “We love listening to your music during dinner”. My knee-jerk reaction was to respond by snatching their recent purchase from their hands and tell them how my valuable performance, stunning…

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Apr 14

It’s about the music - it’s all good!

It’s about the music – it’s all good!

P1000689 Salt Lake City Airport

It has been a while since I last sat down and put thoughts to paper (virtually, at least). I avoid doing journal-like accounts of my days as that takes time out of whatever I’m doing. While I do have my BA in Journalism (!) if I try chronicling each day I get wrapped up in grammar, phrasing, sentence flow, etc. and spend too much time on composing material that satisfies…

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Feb 26

Winter NAMM came and went….

Winter NAMM came and went….

…. and, along with my son, so did I.

The Winter NAMM Show is overwhelming — the very first time you go it will cause dizziness and severely sore feet. Then there’s confusion, disorientation and a feeling of ‘what am I doing over here when I should be over there?’ First and foremost it’s a music industry trade show, intended as a promotional endeavor for hundreds of companies that are involved in…

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Jan 14

2014 is now here…..… and part of me wonders where 2013 went and why it went there so quickly.
To be honest, I am not…View Post

2014 is now here…..

… and part of me wonders where 2013 went and why it went there so quickly.

To be honest, I am not…

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Dec 10

There were a lot of things going on…..…. and, it seems, I was in the midst of it all, for a change. I have been recounting my fortune…View Post

There were a lot of things going on…..

…. and, it seems, I was in the midst of it all, for a change. I have been recounting my fortune…

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Nov 10

I always say ‘I wish I was busier’…… when it comes to my musical pursuits. I just reviewed the past two months and realized I have…View Post

I always say ‘I wish I was busier’…

… when it comes to my musical pursuits. I just reviewed the past two months and realized I have…

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Oct 22

Guitar things……. are on my mind. And it’s been a while since I posted.
My apologies.
In the midst of preparing…View Post

Guitar things…

…. are on my mind. And it’s been a while since I posted.

My apologies.

In the midst of preparing…

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Aug 28

It’s a Summer thing!I mean the disturbing feeling that the months of June, July and August are shorter than the other…View Post

It’s a Summer thing!

I mean the disturbing feeling that the months of June, July and August are shorter than the other…

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Jul 30

When is a jazz festival not a jazz festival?

When bookers and promoters go ‘cross-genre’ and book music that falls outside the stylistic definition of jazz, yet keep ‘jazz’ in the festival title.

It’s not just including, say, a blues artist or a newgrass group — both genres have some common ground…

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Jun 20

It’s all in the hands…. well, then there’s the pick.I’ve been away from posting due to several hectic weeks — my guitar students were preparing for…View Post

It’s all in the hands…. well, then there’s the pick.

I’ve been away from posting due to several hectic weeks — my guitar students were preparing for…

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