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Music in a turbulent year

January 24, 2021 - My friend Tracy sent me his 2020 list of favorite music and it got me thinking about how music was a needed salve for so...
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That falling Tree

December 10, 2020 - Redwoods and Pine Sequoia National Park, California So, the answer to the age old question, If a tree falls in the for...
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Reading Music V

December 01, 2020 - You Can Keep Your Hat On* Red Rock Conservation Area, Nevada What do JS Bach and Radiohead have in common? Nothing I s...
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Reading Music IV

November 03, 2020 - Poppies Chula Vista, California 1959. A huge year for jazz. On The Shape of Jazz to Come, Ornette Coleman presents a n...
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Reading Music III

October 22, 2020 - The Authority of Water La Jolla, California I arrived late for the Joni Mitchell bandwagon. I'd heard the overplayed t...
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Reading Music II

October 10, 2020 - Snow Twins Mt. Washington Hotel, New Hampshire Beethoven was a 1-Trick pony. He did some magnificent, historic and ear...
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Reading Music

September 26, 2020 - River of Grass Hollenbeck Canyon, San Diego, CA Ultimately, all music acts on its audience through the same physics of...
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Tryin' to get a letter thru

April 19, 2020 - I had nothing to do on this hot afternoon but to settle down and write you a line Thanks to Rod Stewart for the captio...
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La Mesa Walks

March 26, 2020 - Morris Minor Pickup La Mesa, California Things I see while walking about La Mesa during this extended self-quarantine.
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SD Symphony Shell

March 23, 2020 - The Shell San Diego, California What I think will be eventually nicknamed "The Shell" is being built on Embarcadero So...
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Spring Harp Fest - La Mesa, California

April 21, 2019 - Saturday was the Spring Harp Fest in little La Mesa. Lots of Blues, hard-hitting harmonica and guitars and some really g...
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First Lines - XX

March 21, 2019 - Here's the 20th and final edition of First Lines. I think 20 is enough fun for anyone. I have some more and I think I'll...
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First Lines - XIX

March 14, 2019 - Here's the 19th edition of First Lines. The caption is the first line of a popular R&R song. Have a guess in the comment...
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First Lines - XVIII

March 07, 2019 - Here's the 18th edition of First Lines. The caption is the first line of a popular R&R song. Have a guess in the comment...
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First Lines - XVII

February 28, 2019 - Here's the 17th edition of First Lines. The caption is the first line of a popular R&R song. Have a guess in the comment...
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First Lines - XVI

February 21, 2019 - Here's the 15th edition of First Lines. The caption is the first line of a popular R&R song. Have a guess in the comment...
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First Lines - XV

February 14, 2019 - Here's the 15th edition of First Lines. The caption is the first line of a popular R&R song. Have a guess in the comment...
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First Lines - XIV

February 07, 2019 - Here's the 14th edition of First Lines. The caption is the first line of a popular R&R song. Have a guess in the comment...
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First Lines - XIII

January 31, 2019 - Well we made it to the 13th edition of First Lines. The caption is the first line of a popular R&R song. Have a guess in...
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First Lines - XII

January 24, 2019 - Twelfth edition of First Lines. The caption is the first line of a popular R&R song. Have a guess in the comments. I'll...
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First Lines - XI

January 17, 2019 - Eleventh edition of First Lines. The caption is the first line of a popular R&R song. Have a guess in the comments. I'll...
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First Lines - X

January 10, 2019 - Tenth edition of First Lines. The caption is the first line of a popular R&R song. Have a guess in the comments. I'll ho...
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Slick

January 04, 2019 - From the Open Culture web site: Sometime in the summer of 2016, this isolated track of Grace Slick’s vocals for White R...
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First Lines IX

January 03, 2019 - Ninth edition of First Lines. The caption is the first line of a popular R&R song. Have a guess in the comments. I'll ho...
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First Lines VIII

December 27, 2018 - Eighth edition of First Lines. The caption is the first line of a popular R&R song. Have a guess in the comments. I'll h...
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First Lines - VII

December 20, 2018 - Seventh edition of First Lines. The caption is the first line of a popular R&R song. Have a guess in the comments. I'll...
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First Lines - VI

December 13, 2018 - Sixth edition of First Lines. The caption is the first line of a popular R&R song. Have a guess in the comments. I'll ho...
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First Lines - V

December 06, 2018 - Edition 5 of First Lines. The caption is the first line of a popular R&R song. Have a guess in the comments. I'll hold a...
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First Lines - III

November 21, 2018 - Edition 3 of First Lines. The caption is the first line of a (very) popular R&R song. Have a guess in the comments. I'll...
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First Lines - II

November 15, 2018 - Second edition of First Lines. The caption is the first line of a (very) popular R&R song. Have a guess in the comments.
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First Lines

November 08, 2018 - I do a lot of personal books via Blurb and thought I'd do a project based on the first line of a popular song's lyrics u...
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The Mission

August 26, 2018 - The Mission is one of my all-time favorite movies. Much of that love is due to the near holy melodies brought to the scr...
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Acoustic Grace - The Singer/Songwriter

July 27, 2018 - Singer/Songwriters In a recent blog post my friend Doc Hubbard listed 10 albums of music that had an influence on him....
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Secular Hymns

March 09, 2014 - …Long, long time ago, I can still remember how that music used to make me smile... So, I was out last night. Drinking...
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