Thoughts On The 80s Invasion Gig 8/27

On Wednesday night, 80s Invasion played a show at the Chop Suey in Seattle. The gig was affiliated with a book release party for a local author, and we were asked to provide the music. It was a good night, even if the crowd was a bit light. Big thanks to Josh and Karen for ...

Burbank – Hollywood – Seattle

This week I traveled to Burbank on business. I actually stayed in Hollywood, which is always a treat simply because it’s such a bizarre place. It was 95 degrees each day I was there, so I got a good dose of California heat. My hotel was near Universal Studios, so I spent a little time ...

Next Steps

Today is my final day of unstructured time between jobs. I’ll be starting my new position on Monday, and I’m looking forward to it. The past few weeks have been a great opportunity to work on projects around the house, to practice, and to reconnect with friends over lunch. The next adventure will be a ...

Vancouver 1

We just returned from an impromptu vacation trip to Vancouver, BC. It was great to spend a few days in such a beautiful city, and we’re always glad to visit with friendsĀ — THANK YOU to Dave and Catherine for a lovely dinner! We also went to the Vancouver aquarium where we were lucky enough to ...

Ten Happy Fingers 4

I’ve been practicing a lot lately, which is always enjoyable. If I didn’t have to work I’d practice four hours a day. The current focus of my effort is to economize the motion of both hands and fingers. I’m also putting in a lot of time on two-handed tapping. It’s not as much fun on ...

80s Invasion at Starbucks

For those of you in the Seattle area, come on down to the main Starbucks building in SODO and catch the lunchtime 80s Invasion performance. The building’s address is 2401 Utah Ave South; it’s basically on the corner of 1st and Lander. We’ll be on stage from 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM, spinning hits from ...

Feed The Dinosaurs, Tuppence A Bag

Evolutionary theory asserts that modern birds are the descendents of dinosaurs. This is strongly supported by Dr. Bakker and other leading paleogeeks, and is upheld by careful comparison of the bone structure, foot architecture, and other physical geometry. And it turns out, those little feathery dinos are hungry. I’ve got (squirrel-proof) bird feeders in the ...

Dredging Up Ancient Treasure 3

I spent part of today looking for a piece of musical equipment in my music room, which turned into an archaeological project. Naturally, in the bottom box, at the back of the closet, next the lost Ark of the Covenant, was the musical gizmo I needed. I really should put some gear on ebay and ...

Wonderful Opportunity 1

It’s always fascinating how life goes forward, changes, and flowers into opportunity. Last Friday I was offered a wonderful job position with a fabulous company. I’m looking forward to joining my new team, and this will definitely be a great fit. More information ahead!

The Kerzner Approach to PM

This week I’ve been reviewing a book by Dr. Harold Kerzner that focuses on his five-level project management maturity model. Dr. Kerzner sits on the advisory board of PMI and is considered a leading thinker in the project management field. Earlier this year I completed a 5 day training course based on his approach and ...