While attending Trombone Shorty’s Voodoo Threauxdown in Providence, RI, I was fortunate to meet Tony Hall, bassist for Dumpstaphunk, in between sets. Instead of asking one of the many questions I had over years of loving his band’s music (Where did the name come from? Is touring still fun? What is your favorite venue to… Continue reading Blown Opportunities
Creativity is a strange friend, just the kind of person I like to hang around because it gives me cause for concern. You know, the roller-coaster emotions of an intense relationship. My dear Creativity does that to me. The extreme highs of writing a single sentence are celebrated. In contrast, the extreme lows of not… Continue reading Creativity Comes To Visit
Music is my muse. Concerts are my happy place. What is yours?
I thank all those who play, who create, and who support. And am going back to work because we never know when the buzz will end.
Persistence. I learned how to use the camera, crop a photo in the viewfinder, and set the aperture to let through the right amount of light. Time and patience are both great teachers.
Not My Wife!DumpstaphunkAmy HelmDead & CompanyWillie NelsonPhil LeshThe Allman Betts Band Summer Greetings All! I had a crazy start to this sunshine daydream celebration. One of my favorite bands, Dumpstaphunk, played a free outdoor show recently. 90-degree temp with a bit of humidity didn’t stop the band from playing a scorching two-hour set and I… Continue reading Ahhh Summertime…
Greetings and apologies for missing a few weeks. I could fill in some of the excuses my student’s favor, yet I will not. Instead please allow me to introduce this week’s creative, Steve Patarini, also known as the hubz. Our household is creative. Both hubz and the offspring possess musical talents. I write. Together we… Continue reading Creative Love From The Hubz
I apologize for the late post. I was out getting a recharge at a four-day music festival during which I experienced the inspirational message of Michael Franti and Spearhead. If you haven’t heard of him, click here for a music video. I also encourage you to read his lyrics. Franti’s message is one of encouragement, kindness,… Continue reading Stay Human – Michael Franti’s Creative Message