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Here's what I like.... what do you like?

Since finishing my last student show I’ve been making a YouTube playlist of all things I want to play when I get a show again.

Check it out here!


Another Grace Note

Here we are again.

You gave up Paganini
for Django Reinhardt.

The years are written
in a boom-chick la pompe

Strummed at the corners
of our eyes. 35 more words


This weekend I have really enjoyed and took the time to photograph some of my favorite weekly Brisbane YHA favorite foody activities. This was the last weekend I’ll spend on my own as the Activities Volunteer because first thing Friday morning Robert gets here! 1,091 more words


The 2015 Inclusive Seasons Greetings Edition

Happy Holidays!
Happy Black Friday (NOT!), Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Boxing Day, Turkey Day (more on that later*) to you & yours.  If we left-out any printable holiday greetings, complain to the management–a lot of good it’ll do ya!  726 more words

Kickstart A Buncha Fabulous San Francisco Musical Geniuses

And now for something completely different…a little help for my friends the enormously talented Bay Area band Royal Jelly Jive. Go to the Kickstarter site below, watch the video, it’ll tell you everything you need to know – support the fabulous music and win a prize! 19 more words

San Francisco

Quick Q and A with Occidental Gypsy

It is virtually impossible to listen to Occidental Gypsy and stay still.  If you enjoy the sounds of joyous gypsy jazz with some Latin beats thrown into the mix, this is the band for you to experience.  542 more words


Gypsy Rhythm Lesson AC01

The first instalment features a simple rhythm study which will help you grasp the basic idea of the “La Pompe”  feel.  Traditionally Gypsy jazz ensembles don’t have a percussionist, so that role is taken on by the rhythm guitarist(s) who really have to drive the ensemble.   133 more words