My Musical Romance

I came, I heard, I rocked out or I listened like a long-haired erudite or I tapped my foot….whatever. This is a sampling of the music I heard and also played! Let’s start with Nashville..too difficult to describe this amazing music city….I am so sorry in some ways and this is hard for me to [...]

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The 2013 (and some 2012) LA Art Fairs

The LA ART FAIR(S) In the room the women come and go, talking of Michaelangelo (anywhere I can use this TS Eliot line I will!!!) So it goes with art fairs, a mix of great art, great people, odd art, odd people and everything in between and TS Eliot’s line, while a bit of a [...]

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A Book For Songwriters and Music Lovers By One of The Greats

Randy Poe runs Leiber Stoller and I have met him twice, he is good friends w alot of my friends and he is nothing short of fun, interesting, super-bright and has been in the music business for along time–and his stories and now I am sure this book on song plugging will be great. The [...]

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The 2011 LA ART SHOW

The LA ART SHOW has finally grown up!!! And it’s great. Let start out with location, they’ve left the tempermental Barker Hanger location for the LA Convention Center, next to Staples and in the heart of the “new downtown LA”. The pre-show featured some champagne and cheeses and strolling interest by the actors and actresses [...]

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Arvo Part turns 75–and where have I been? Amazing Music

I was driving home form a round of golf, it was about 11:30 am, the fall light in LA was streaming through my windshield when I happened to flip the radio to Frates a piece by Arvo Part. Frates (String and Percussion arrangement) Arvo Part is an Estonian composer who my son has been telling [...]

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Austin-the best city for blues, R&B, Rock and alternative music

It’s been a few years since I was in Austin and this city still rocks, what with one of a kind shops, great vibe, great restaurants, a big, serious university-so lots and egg heads and VCs cruising around and MUSIC. Now I have not been to South by Southwest and would love someone to give [...]

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Airport Architecture-LAX’s Jetson’s Restaurant-What’s Your Favorite?

Creating icons and interesting architect at airports ranges from the modern terminal rooftops that look like billowing sales to the famous  classic Eero Saarinen designs at Dulles in DC and the old TWA terminal. I’m an LA guy so my favorite is the  Encounter Restaurant at LAX. Like some giant  Centipede, It’s a perfectly playful [...]

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Bird and The Bee-Not Sex-Education but a great band

(pictures from “Bird and The Bee” website, many thanks, you rock!) I am learning about indie bands more and more from my 17 year old who has more diverse music on his i-pod than I will ever listen to. The i-pod had opened the world up to all different types of music and I think [...]

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Who’s Read “The Innovators Prescription”?

This book, by Clayton M. Christensen, details “A Disruptive Solution for Health Care” in the US was just given to me by my sister as a gift and it looks quite interesting. He’s written a few books on  innovation and disruptive technologies that can be used across various business sectors. www. innovatorsperscription.com. I admit to [...]

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