Greetings from the bottom of the pile!


Hello all, Just a quick note here to say hello. The last three weeks have been hectic, and at last, things have finally slowed down enough for me to start posting things again. Plus, I got a new camera (I hope that it’s evident in the new video that I just posted), and have been […]

Tales from another time: Dog Warfare


Reflecting upon my time as a youth, living in the grand metropolis of Lawton, Oklahoma, I remember many people in the neighborhood having dogs. Dogs of various shapes, sizes, furriness, and breed. We had a German Shepard-Husky mix. He was a great friend to have growing up. Many of my friends had dogs as well, […]

Tales from another time….


Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve had a recurring memory from my childhood running around my head. Don’t know why this one in particular has decided to make itself prominent in my thoughts. For some reason, this memory makes me laugh. ┬áThe brain is a powerful tool, and in all honesty, this memory can […]

Bill Watrous…and my one-time meeting of this trombone legend.


Yesterday, Bill Watrous passed. I had no intention of writing about this. This just came to me. I doubt that I could do any better than any of the established writers and journalists that cover jazz music; many of which have had innumerable personal experiences with him, and have seen his greatest performances. I had […]

Um…no.


I’ve had a good run of running into people who are either on drugs, or need some professional help. Perhaps I shouldn’t start in such an intense fashion. Perhaps my perception of what is in these situation requires clarity, and exposition. For example: I drive to my Monday night gig. I get there a little […]