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Saturday, November 19, 2011

A Share from "The Az!"!!

My friend, Michael, just shared this with me. . .he's writing an essay on the the Stones circa 1978 Some Girls era. . .ENJOY!

Friday, November 4, 2011

Hanon is my Guru

I sometimes forget when I start to spin out of control with too much of everything, that the Hanon book of scales and exercises is the best meditation to calm me down, and reinspire me to again take up the daily practice of PIANO - the truest form of meditation i know of. 
Today I tried, before even turning on the computer (that procrastinating electronic time suck of trouble shooting inertia) to sit down at the Yamaha P80, plug it into the stereo, turn it on, and start at exercise one at the slowest metronomic speed recommended (60 bps). Since it was early, my fingers were stiff, but soon, they were working nimbly, yet slow, and the speed of the exercise was perfect to let my mind dribble over thoughts regarding what I am doing and want to do right now with my music. 

Friday, July 22, 2011

'And the days are not full enough'

And the days are not full enough

And the nights are not full enough
And life slips by like a field mouse
                Not shaking the grass.

Ezra Pound

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Fatherless Day Wknd.
Random events on the way back from Bayfest in WI.
last one is with Karen and Andy @ Black Forest Inn.
Photographs and memories.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Next Gig May 26th: This Thursday Night!

we perform a short set 
6pm sharp
@ the 
Loring Theater 

(formerly the Music Box)
1407 Nicollet Ave S, 

Minneapolis, MN 55403

it's called "The Heliotrope 8 Festival" and there will
be many bands there over the weekend

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Next Gig: This Friday Night!

The Midwest Music Festival in Winona, MN. with Dreamland Faces.
We're all drivin' down in the Windstar '98!
(above: Andy McCormick; musical sawist, and the Windstar '98 at the Sugarloaf Motel in Winona, MN.)

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Upcoming Show - I'll be on the pianoforte

Saturday April 2nd, 2 p.m
Hosmer World Music Concert Series
@Hosmer Library
347 E. 36th St., Minneapolis
Don't miss this great chance to hear
live performances by musicians
playing music from
all over the world every Saturday! 

Sponsored by the Made possible in part by the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council (MRAC) from an appropriation by the Minnesota Legislature in partnership with Hennepin County Library, the Lyndale Neighborhood Association, the Central Area Neighborhood Development Organization, and KFAI Fresh Air Radio. 

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Slush Hill, MN

2nd time skiing, 50〫F,
alotta slush on Buck Hill, not to mention
it was nearing sunset,
so the slush was slushy yet also freezing.
yet, i'm addicted to winning,
so.. .looking forward to next year's powdery stuff!

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Life begins @ 48

Finally fulfilled a lifetime ambition that I hadn't gotten around to yet. . .
My old pal Dave Kapell trained me in and graduated me from the Bunny Hill in no time.
I'll see you all out there on the slopes next week.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Valentines for the Newlyweds

WHEW, what a Valentines night! First a formal black tie dinner at the White Castle on Lake St. and Blaisdell Ave., and now here we are boogeying down at the Burnsville Bowl! 

On "Democracy" spreading all over

America: "Democracy for the Few".
That was the name of the textbook for my Political Science class at Normandale Community College (FUCK THE U OF M THEY WOULDN'T ACCEPT ME!).
Only at a community college in Bloomington, MN can you get an education on Political Science from an avowed Marxist teacher (and he meant it, man!).

Wednesday, January 26, 2011


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