Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Pacific Coast Photo Album

From Daniel:


I just made a trip down the west coast - drove from here in Lapine over to the coast at Florence, then south all the way to Seal Beach, which is just east of Long Beach, down by L.A. I stopped in Arcata and visited Chris, then drove down Highway 1 through the Mendocino coast and Big Sur, stopping frequently to take pictures. I've just uploaded 'em to a new Picasa album I named Pacific Coast. I hope you like 'em, and that you're enjoying life.


Thursday, April 17, 2008

Hello from Marty

Just dropped into the site to see what's happening. Not too many posts these days. Are we getting too old to remember? Or have we remembered enough? Hopefully it just means that we're all moving forward and staying busy. This technology thing is screaming into the future and as soon as you get one thing, there are 99 more! I've been having a lot of fun editing the Beth & Bill blog at www.kez999.com, and it's enabled me to stay employed and busy after 40 years in radio. I find that a lot of things that I'm doing now utilize the same skill set that kept me going in audio production for years, only now I get to play with graphics and layout as well. It keeps creating new wrinkles in my brain so I don't feel like I have to play crossword puzzles to keep from getting Alzheimer's. (Although I do like crosswords, but who has time!)

Saturday, April 12, 2008

A Night of "Playing Real Good for Free" (bow to Joni!)

Come and experience the rebirth of Music Night at Changing Hands. Hosted by Pinna Joseph who began the monthly tradition 30 years ago at their original Mill Avenue store (before poor Mill Ave got franchised to death) it has been many years since they’ve done one. It's a great way to hear some interesting music and connect with the music community.

A group of musicians will do mini-sets between 8:30 and 10:30 PM and I'll be among them. Haven't done a solo acoustic set in a LONG time. There are sure to be a lot of original songs performed that evening. These music nights traditionally were wonderful and nurtured some up and coming Arizona acoustic acts from blues to folk to jazz spanning several decades. Come on out and support this community music event!! Hey, what the heck! Bring the family!

Music Night 4/18/08

8:30 Mark Saylors “Locopelli” – Native American flutes

8:40 Tom Kruck – Guitar & Harmonica – “The Lost Freight Train”

8:50 William Love – Acoustic Guitar

9:00 “Black Velvet Band” - Five women playing Celtic music - from Tempe

9:10 Dennis Yee & Pinna Joseph – Cello & Voice

9:20 Tony Berardi - spontaneous improvisation with vocals & percussion

9:30 break

9:40 Korri Bernstein – Acoustic guitar / original songs

9:50 Mariah Fleming – guitar & voice - the original 'Anachronymph' Mariah does originals &

10:00 Chris Burton Jacome – flamenco guitarist

10:10 Aleah Shaye – acoustic contemporary folk/blues

10:20 Call & Response Chanting with Pinna (for all to join in)

10:30 Short Jam - if time permits

For more info call Changing Hands 480 730 0205 (McClintock and Guadalupe on SW corner across from Trader Joe’s)

Sunday, April 06, 2008

Link to John Stewart Video


Click on the above link (or cut-and-paste it into your browswer) to see a clip from one of John Stewart's final performances. You Tube is amazing - there are many other clips of him available from the Kingston Trio days clear up to 2007, but this one is my favorite.

Is there anyone out there who could help me with some computer issues related to preservation of the KCAC tapes? I'm sure it's simple once you know how to do it, but I really need someone to walk me through the process a few times. Every time I think I have it figured out, the computer crashes or the audio file gets converted to some weird format that I can't use or something else happens that leaves me completely frustrated and baffled.