Hermosa Beach—Strand Walls Only

Strand walls? They make great places for sittin’ and watchin’ and thinkin’ if folks have a mind to do that. ‘Tain’t a bad way to spend a day because much of what exists in this world has no guarantee of staying where it is into the...

Randy Nauert — RIP, My Friend

Because of certain posts from Joe Carducci via a social media I rarely have any truck with, I recently had a chance to revisit some things that were important in my musical past. It’s easy to overlook things and people that never made it into the bright spots of...

Jazz Az 5-7/4 Knowz It

Folks should realize by now that I’m essentially a jazz head. No matter what other musical style invaded my life—and no matter when—I always had an ear for jazz or anything that depended on its free-formity of melody and rhythm. The kind of thing Mr. Duke...

All I Wanted Was A Violation…

…as long as it was a violation of American myths. Any myth will do if well chosen, and a Pepsi just won’t cut it. Thru all the hard work of editing, mixing, etc the great audiobook voiceover project (and dealing with building a whole new system after a...

“Anti,” he said, “ANTI…

“…all the world… no, wait. Most all the world,” he corrected. Next thing I knew, the cheap smell of patchouli washed itself free of one pretension and gathered into a rage of middle-class stink. As far as pretensions were concerned, life was...