Writing an arrangement

I’m so happy to be writing an arrangement of I’ll Be Seeing You for piano/pipe organ – a good friend of mine, Ron Lenz, from Washington invited me out to do a church

New! 2-piece king size Snickers bar

They just broke the King Size Snickers bar into two pieces.  It’s 0.4 ounces smaller now.  But the thing that gets me is that they put the exclamation point in the title (“New!”) like they’re fooling us.  Maybe they


Halloween Pumpkins

I took these photos on Halloween night, 2008 here in Woodstock.  The Sunfrost Deli carves out a bunch of pumpkins for display every halloween.  Here’s the deli: Here’s a few pumpkins:   And


nothing much to write.  My wrist hurts from riding the bike – haven’t been able to play for several weeks.  That’s cool – just wanted to knock the political blog down a notch. 

AmeriBag, the Beautiful

Customer service is becoming a memory in the US … but wait, this company is great: I was in Manhattan one day in a bag shop and I picked out a shoulder bag


Me and Veronica in Paris

Bonjour! I’ve been back from Paris for the last week or so.  The sidewalks are incredibly slanty there and they put street signs and stuff right in the middle so that you have

Save Carnegie Artist Studios

I’ve written about genius pianist Donald Shirley before.  He’s lived above Carnegie Hall for many years now and is over the age of 80.  They are about to evict him along with other

Is it live or is it Memorex?

The first time I recognized the magic of European classical music was when pianist Richard Goode came to a small church in Olympia, Wa.  I think I was in my twenties by this

Hank Williams

I heard Hank Williams for the first time about a year ago.  I was totally floored, I can’t sing him enough praises – click here to hear what all the hype is about: http://youtube.com/watch?v=-Xu71i89xvs