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M is for…

…Music, Musicians, Musical instruments And I’ll leave you with music from a musician just introduced to me by a friend; the musician is Roberto Fonseca who plays some fantastic jazz.  Just sit back a few minutes and enjoy, or come … Continue reading

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J is For…

Jazz….. Would our lives be the same without it?  Not mine. The San Francisco Bay Area is rife with jazz clubs; those smoke-filled, darkened rooms exuding music that arrests your soul, grasping it and twisting it until you give in and lose … Continue reading

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San Francisco Street Music

The streets of San Francisco are filled with life; workers streaming in and out of office buildings, locals out for a coffee or glass of wine, tourists out to see it all. The artists of the streets are always out there with … Continue reading

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The Very Thought of You

The clarinet player I met on San Francisco’s Embarcadero a couple of years ago; he started playing in 1947 when he was young, and hasn’t stopped.  I haven’t seen him the last few times I’ve been in the City. I … Continue reading

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All That Jazz

Taken at the Claremont, Berkeley, California

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Day 335; The Drummer Kid

The local farmer’s market was rocking it this morning. This kid couldn’t be more than ten years old, and he was incredible. He’ll be going places.

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Project 365, Day 41; Learning to Play the Erhu

I saw this Chinese gentleman in Jack London Square, Oakland, today, and tried to talk to him to ask him the name of the instrument he was playing. He spoke no English. I soon saw that language wasn’t necessary between student … Continue reading

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Country Roads, Hawaiian Style

I’m participating in a BootsnAll 30 Days of Indie Travel project. http://www.bootsnall.com/articles/11-11/goals-day-1-of-30-days-of-indie-travel-project. The prompt today: Prompt #3: Music “Music and travel memories often go hand in hand. A song can inspire our explorations, or it can take us back to a … Continue reading

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When I’m Sixty-Four

The recent treasure find of our stored Beatles albums, Sgt. Peppers Lonely Heart Club Band and Rubber Soul, has been fun. We didn’t think to also store a record player in 1967. Who knew? In finally taking the albums out … Continue reading

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Finding The Beatles, Sgt. Pepper and Rubber Soul

We got on the elevator at the hotel and met a couple of guys that would be playing at the hotel’s bar that night. I laughed when we saw the turntable for records in one of their hands, and my … Continue reading

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