The Tiki Humidor : Stogies Under Cedar

The Tiki Humidor : Stogies Under Cedar
In our basement we have put together a fairly classic Tiki Lounge. We went with that theme simply because it seemed like the appropriate use of the space. I mean, the place was basically screaming TIKI LOUNGE at us. Among the amenities offered herein is a reasonable selection of liquid consumables, and tucked away under the bar ...

Thoughts On The 7/26 Dudley Manlove Quartet Gig

Hot! This was the hottest gig day so far this year, with temperatures hitting 90 on the outdoor stage at the Ballard Seafood Festival. It was hot enough that I could feel the stage burning my feet, right through my shoes. We did a great set of fun material and had a number of friends ...

1 Uppers Rehearsal

1 Uppers Rehearsal
Last night the 1 Uppers assembled for rehearsal. It’s been a little while since we were all together, and last night we were without our drummer. Eric is a busy guy and is occasionally unavailable, so we plodded along with the help of our substitute techno-drummer “Al E Sis”. We ran through some new songs ...

Thoughts On The 7/18 Dudley Manlove Quartet Gig (And Airport Security And SF Tourism)

Thoughts On The 7/18 Dudley Manlove Quartet Gig (And Airport Security And SF Tourism)
On Saturday I performed a show in Napa Valley with The Dudley Manlove Quartet. This was a trip that included the usual fun and strangeness of a band tour. In Seattle the airport security screening team was baffled at the xray image of my guitar. Whenever I fly with it I try to select the line ...

Thoughts On The 7/17 Dudley Manlove Quartet Gigs

Thoughts On The 7/17 Dudley Manlove Quartet Gigs
Last Friday I performed twice with The Dudley Manlove Quartet: we did an afternoon show in Occidental Park (Seattle), and another that evening at Woodland Park Zoo. Our daytime show was part of the “Out To Lunch” concert series and was attended by a good sized crowd. Many wonderful friends from my current job and ...

Preparing For A Weekend Of Gigs

This weekend will be busy one. Friday I have 2 gigs: lunchtime show in Occidental Park (“Out To Lunch” concert) followed by evening wedding reception. Saturday morning I fly to California for an evening gig, followed by toodling around in San Francisco before returning Monday. It’s going to be a fun weekend, but in the ...

27 Years Ago… A Bus Came By And I Got On… 2

27 Years Ago... A Bus Came By And I Got On...
This article recently surfaced on Google, and it’s a bit of a flashback to consider what I was up to 27 years ago. As a teenager I spent the majority of my time playing guitar and had began to play with local bands in Seattle, working to learn more about the music, the professional music scene, ...

Thoughts On The 7/3 Dudley Manlove Quartet Gigs

Thoughts On The 7/3 Dudley Manlove Quartet Gigs
 On Friday night I had 2 great shows with the Dudley Manlove Quartet at the fabulous Triple Door in Seattle. The night was officially dubbed “Yankee Doodle Dudley” and we played a tasty collection of songs celebrating the nation’s birthday including “America” by Neil Diamond, “American Girl” by Tom Petty and of course the themes ...

So I'm A Geek. Big Surprise. 3

So I'm A Geek. Big Surprise.
Yesterday two of my co-workers were looking at picture on the internet of a jet (apparently) breaking the sound barrier. It’s an amazing picture and one worth admiring. My contribution to the conversation was “oh, that’s a great example of a Prandtl-Glauert singularity”. Both of my co-workers did a slow head turn in my direction and ...