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What’s the most swinging jazz…

I was in the car listening to the radio the other day.  I complain about jazz sometimes having once been a serious jazzhead and semi-serious gigging jazz bassist. But every once in a while I’ll hear some straight ahead combo stuff that is just swingin’.  Swangin’!  I mean, on the money and in the pocket.…

Molcajete & The Temptations

Here’s a story about a bowl. Molcajete I’ve got this mortar and pestle type thing.  The molcajete and tejolote.  Volcanic stone.  Tough as hell.  Heavy as hell.  It’s one of those things that feels substantial.  It feels indestructible.  Something you could pass from generation to generation and it would get better with age.  It’s the…

Social Isms 4 = LGN 10

Click here to see all of my LGN (I want to Look Good Naked) posts. I’ve had the iPhone music on shuffle for the past day or two. Some good stuff on there and some things popping up that I didn’t realize that I miss. One of them that I used to listen to nearly constantly is Kurt Elling’s…

A New Voice, A New Year

People try To pull the wool over your eyes Don’t know why They want to profit from your demise They lie To cover up how weak they are inside, oh Baby, baby don’t you cry All you got’s your pride So I I know you’re down When you gon get up I see you’re down…

Thanksgiving – New song: “Gasoline”

I feel lucky in many ways.  For many reasons. Family.  Friends.  Thankful is a good word for it.  Shout-out day, as Khadijah called it in her blog.  And for those aspects of life that are more elusive, the ability to create.  It saves me. Here’s a new one with my signature tempo pushing and flawed…

Wanderlust

I got something to say! It’s better to buuuuurn out! Than fade away! -Def Leppard What’s up all you rat racers, money makers, heart breakers taking a break from staking your claim in the game.  Unwinding, reclining, maxin’, relaxin, villainous chillin’ us out with smooth grooves, beta waves and better days. It’s been a while. …