Monthly Archives: March 2020

Let it be latte

Backed with A consideration of Todd Sickafoose 2008 “Bye Bye Bees” and a review of this band in the LA Times at Hammer Museum referencing a projection of a tree cycling thru seasons by Jennifer Steinkamp who might have synched … Continue reading

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555 new trumpet players

Aaron Mutchler • Aaron Shragge • ABQ • Adam O’Farrill • Afro Brass Assembly • Ahmed Abdullah • Alejandro Berti • Alicia Rau • Allison Philips • Ambrose Akinmusire • Amir El Saffar • Amy Horvey • Andrew Oom • … Continue reading

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Mark me: ghost in the machine decries ‘murder most foul’

I thought I saw Bob Dylan, at Frost, sitting in a chair. Me, I mean. Mark me. I was trying to post a 30 second clip from Bob Dylan show at Stanford West October but my computer is not … Continue reading

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Goodbye, Curley Neal hello, Normani

I interviewed Curley Neal at his clinic in Menlo Park, winter 1984. I just noticed Normani “Motivation” video after buying Rolling Stone #1337   I was gonna compare her to Dr Hook until I noticed her ball handling. I think … Continue reading

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Bird omenology (courtesy of I.D.G)

(Ida sent out a two minute vine of birds singing in her yard, then I stepped out and did 30 seconds very similarly….a couple days later, I found this poem by Al Young, the poet laureate who has a birthday … Continue reading

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Terubozu song in Japanese folk lore

If you read this blog serially or from top down and not just follow a link, you might notice a Japanese theme recently. yes, I was impacted by my work with Akira Tana. But there was also a movie festival … Continue reading

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Top Hat and The Thin Man

I saw two women making music at Lytton Plaza on July 14, 2018 and thought they were great. I call them Top Hat and The Thin Man because I was on my way to watch some Fred Astaire movies at … Continue reading

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Deep Blue Something ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’ VS Ana and The MRI duo, song performed mostly covers at Lytton Plaza

Deep Blue Something is a group from Dallas Texas who had a big hit “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” that played at Cubberley Community Center in 1998. It was #5 on the 1996 Billboard Hot 100 charts. It namechecks a famous movie, … Continue reading

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Saturday shout out to ‘Original 9’ tennis players, 1970

I caught about 30 minutes of Billie Jean King and Boomer Esiason talking about the launch of equity and equality for women athletes. The original nine played for one dollar each to launch the professional circuit. Billie Jean King, Rosie … Continue reading

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Little piece of leather don’t you know: Stella Brooks, Connie Han & Blanca Cecelia from Queens

I forgot to write the rest of this. Briefly: Stella Brooks was a singer from San Francisco who was big in the 1940s and her signature song was “I’m a Little Piece of Leather Don’t You Know (well put together … Continue reading

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