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vegas, baby

Sun, 10/03/2010 - 00:23
St treats for my b-day. A road trip to Vegas to see the closing show of the Dukes of September tour. A one-night stay at the Hard Rock. Interesting place. More on that in another diatribe. For now, pretty surreal colors.

more evil

Fri, 10/01/2010 - 11:28
Seriously. Profits make men do really nasty and counter-productive things.

the evil that men do

Thu, 09/30/2010 - 17:19
Or men via corporations. Evil, evil, evil. Heres hoping that karma is in fact a b*tch...

pony meet dog

Tue, 09/28/2010 - 17:18
And this time with more passion. Or something like that.

cutting it (close)

Mon, 09/27/2010 - 00:12
Another unfunded mandate (though I suppose I do get paid for doing stuff and that is often broadly construed). Cutting video loops for use in the 2nd floor displays. Concept? Hmm, no time. Elegant? Hmm, no time. Will it work? Yes - I have time.

blast from the past

Sat, 09/25/2010 - 00:08
Another jazz gig tonight, this time at a small cafe in Topanga. I didnt know who the drummer was going to be - Gary just said he had a good player. When I arrived lo and behold it was Tony G., who I played with on and off many years back in Pasadena. Used to have a semi-regular gig at a restaurant on Lincoln in west Pas. Old musicians never die, they just get a different gig.

moon cakes

Wed, 09/22/2010 - 23:15
at the beach - complete with lanterns. xie xie st

dog meet pony

Wed, 09/22/2010 - 17:07
Yes, again. After all, it is part of what I do. Sometimes feels like about all I do...

jazzin it

Tue, 09/21/2010 - 00:05
Another night, another ensemble. This time jazz trio with an option for more pieces. We (Gary and I) tried a few drummers a few weeks back and none really clicked. This did, so no to find the gigs to play...

trifecta

Sun, 09/19/2010 - 00:51
One set, three basses? Why the hell not...

turn and burn

Thu, 09/16/2010 - 00:53
Lets see, rehearse past midnight last night, 5am alarm, 6:55am flight, crunch the rental car (thank you, LDW), drive 1.5 hours, 3 hours of meetings, drive 1.5 hours, sit in Schlotskys for an hour or two (free wireless), sit in airport for an hour or two (free wireless), 8:20pm flight back, finally home around 11:00pm. Fun times...

edgy

Mon, 09/13/2010 - 16:38
Ive been here before. And I dont really care for it...

leader of the pack

Sun, 09/12/2010 - 23:31
Another pair of PIF gigs today, but this time with me on the hook as leader. It is a love/hate thing for me. I like having control over some aspects of things, and Im good at logistics and making things happen. Im a bit more reluctant as the bandleader and schmoozer. Actually Im fine on stage, and I had a few funny jokes today. The downside was not having chart books delivered to me like they were supposed to be (not my fault). But ever the boy scout (um, not really) I had copied a couple of charts just in case. And it was in case. But in the end the audience was happy, no one got hurt (well, one minor cut on my hand - no roadies), and Ill live to lead another day.

when it rains...

Sun, 09/12/2010 - 00:28
...it pours...

surfin bird

Sat, 09/11/2010 - 23:25
Bird is the word. Well, kinda. At any rate, audition with a surf band today. Unsure on this one - had its moments and could be some fun gigs. But that is the key...gigs.

southbound again again

Fri, 09/10/2010 - 23:35
How many times can I have this title? I guess as many times as I drive north to Pendleton...but I have my proper contractor pass now. Sassy.

a sad day

Tue, 09/07/2010 - 23:30
Well, maybe not for me. First day of 8th grade for the boy.

laboring

Mon, 09/06/2010 - 23:36
In the studio. The end of summer, so to speak (though there was little summer to be had in Santa Monica this year), and it ends with funk rehearsal in Hollywood. Semper funkus...

weekend off?

Sat, 09/04/2010 - 16:37
Hmm, no gigs this weekend. And rehearsal moved from Sunday to Monday. Saturday and Sunday with nothing scheduled. Weird.

gig again

Sat, 08/28/2010 - 23:23
The nostatic quartet plus one debuts in Goleta. Hopefully the first on many gigs...