Art & Culture

“Art for Art sake”

Here to report on my mini-quest to understand the “World” community and how being an “artist” fits into the grand scheme of things. People separate the “artist” community from the “everybody else” community. The artist has all types of myths shadowing their lives. Are they in it for the money or for the pure love […]

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Bayside Historical Society performance

Yeah, I know it’s the last minute, but…… I’m playing a fun gig tomorrow at the beautiful Bayside Historical Society. This is the second time we’ve performed in this space. If you are out and about in Bayside, NY tomorrow afternoon, come on by and see us. Here are some more exact details: BHS Annual

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Java Jazz Festival – Indonesia take 2

Little did I know that the following month I would be back in Indonesia playing music with my dear friend and conducting workshops at the school. I arrived on Monday, March 2nd and it was much hotter than I remembered. I was met at the airport by a representative from the Java Jazz Festival and

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Writer’s Block

Yes, yes, it has been months. The purpose of this blog today is to make new determinations for this year and one of those is to write more blogs this year. Starting with this one. I was talking to Michael Franks about a week ago and I was adamantly promoting the wonder and beauty of

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Tokyo, Tokyo, Tokyo, Tokyo…..

I’m back and the trip was fantastic!!! I didn’t take any pictures, except for the one time we were at soundcheck at Sweet Basil’s and I started shooting away only to discover that I hadn’t any film in the camera. Oh well. The first five days were challenging, for I was relating to a stomach

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