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LGN 125: Swimming 2

Inside: Level up; Waterproof-ish; Water-shy Remember in my last post about swimming I was saying how if it wasn’t challenging enough I’d try to find a way to make it more challenging. Like maybe I could try to tread water the whole time? Well, that was a ridiculous thing to say. Swimming is exhausting. For…

Until The City Burned

Being peaceful does not equal being silent. Being peaceful does not mean being passive. Peace — let’s call it non-violence — can be constructive, creative, and confrontational. I detest this random destruction happening in Baltimore. It must be like a flashback to the 60s. The property destruction is awful. No doubt. I see a lot…

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.…

Zombies

Did you see in the news the other week about the zombie festival? Or the zombie concert thing? Or all the people shambling down the streets of Boston in a kind of zombie parade? I mean really. Who are these zombie obsessed people? videoyoutubezombies

Social Isms: Aurae, Pt. 2

I played a holiday thang, accompanying Khadijah and Angie last night, at Potter’s House.  It was fun.  Good crowd.  We did some covers plus one of Khadijah & Hook’s originals:  “Smooth”, “Get Up”, “My Favorite Things”, “This Christmas”, “Never Can Say Goodbye”, and her “Kwanzaa Song”. Tom Goss There was a drumming group and Tom…

Past Sunday’s 8/16/2009 Gig

Hey.  What’s up?  It’s been a while. Where were you on Sunday night?  You missed my gig.  But don’t worry because you were in good company, apparently.  It was a good one. Okay, there were some imperfect moments.  A few.  And they were mostly due to the fact that I had the guys sight reading…