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On March 12, 1955.

On March 12, 1955, Charles Parker, Jr. died aged 35. By being the leading figure in the development of bebop and inventor of revolutionary harmonic ideas including rapid passing chords, new variants of altered chords and chord substitutions, “Yardbird” or “Bird” gained the status of one of the most influential and important musicians in the history of jazz. 28 more words

Vegas, baby

Man, for someone who is going to be giving a talk on Making Blogging a Habit in three weeks, I’m not doing a stellar job, am I? 351 more words


Miami recap

in case you were wondering…i’m still alive. well hey, friends.

i expected to take a lil blogging break when i went to Miami, and that somehow extended into an unintentional two week radio-silence. 546 more words


8 benefits my morning eggs gave me


-pretty self explanatory right? Well, perhaps not when thinking about what went into the process.
Keeping chickens is a chore at best. 384 more words

Health, Wellness, Organic, Farming

Sunday Sessions - Charlie Parker

With Whiplash getting a couple of Oscar nods, Charlie Parker gets the spotlight in today’s Sunday Sessions.  In the film, JK Simmon’s character Terence Fletcher looks to the ‘Bird’ as inspiration as he pushes his students to be the best they can be.  98 more words

The Telltale Mind

Buried in Bourbon

Hello all you wonderful people!

I’m here to tell you a little bit about myself and why I’m here.

First, I like to eat…out…in my lovely resident town of Las Vegas. 658 more words