The Gary Herbig & Bill Spoke Quintet plays The Lighthouse Cafe. Continue reading WEST COAST JAZZ SHINES AGAIN AT THE LIGHTHOUSE CAFÉ
How “La La Land” is saving Jazz in Los Angeles. Continue reading A Modern Musical Shines Light on a West Coast Landmark
Is the future of music secure? Continue reading Music and The State of the Union
“What Happened, Miss Simone?” is Oscar’s diversity nomination. So why aren’t the most vocal about the lack thereof shouting praise for this great film?
Continue reading What Happened, Doesn’t This Film Count?
As the business of music continues to evolve it’s key to stay in tune with where it’s been. On March 13 “The Wrecking Crew” documentary film opened in theaters in LA and NYC, but it also released on, On Demand … Continue reading From the Wall of Sound to The Wrecking Crew
Second Chances If you have read a few of my blog posts you know that I have a “thing” with the Americana Music Association. Their exclusion of several types American music genres in their description of “roots” music is discrimination … Continue reading Sonic Highways
The Redemption of Sound I grew up in the ‘60s and ‘70s and music has always been my favorite thing. When I was a little kid, around six years old, my father would let me play 45rpm records he kept … Continue reading I ❤ Music, and you would too if you could hear it
Help for the Hero Many people, perhaps even the majority of people suffer emotionally with issues. If you aren’t mindful of keeping a healthy balance in your life it’s easy to fall into a depressed state. It’s certainly a conscious effort … Continue reading Compared to what?
I just asked myself, not out loud but in my brain, what the heck is wrong with me?! I reach out to “friends” in their time of need and what do I get… whinny excuses and rejection. Yet I felt compelled to rise and change this world for one person. This here little blog I decided to start, was with the intention to share and possibly inspire you with my thoughts, ideas, experiences and fun, but it becomes evident that only a few may “get it.” That’s fine, I can’t inspire or influence everyone I know. Obviously. So it’s been challenging … Continue reading Rise Today
Get On Up The James Brown Story Last night I was privileged to attend a screening of “Get On Up” the soon to be released (Aug. 1) biopic about James Brown. It almost seems unnecessary to explain who James Brown was because he was such a larger than life artist who is known worldwide. In fact, all generations should know James Brown because his music has been sampled more than any other music artists, in contemporary recordings. “Get On Up” artfully presents the life story of James Brown, known as the hardest working man in show business. Filmed on location … Continue reading Get On Up