In Honor of Year of the Monkey – New Year Thoughts and Wishes

…Maybe it is dreaminess that shoves us boldly to list resolutions that are ambitious. There is nothing wrong with ambition and the inspiration that drives it. And if you want another chance to make resolutions and change ambitions you can go for February 8, Chinese (Asian) New Year of the Monkey! … Continue reading In Honor of Year of the Monkey – New Year Thoughts and Wishes

Don Randi Interview

Originally posted on Cue Castanets!:
One of the great things about keeping this blog is that I get the chance to discuss the Wall of Sound and Phil Spector with key people who have interesting insights. If you do a search for ‘interview’ via the search function on here, you’ll find quite a few I’ve done so far. I really enjoy doing these as I tend to learn something new each time – and I hope you readers out there appreciate the interviews as well. No matter what, I’m sure you’ll dig the following one with none other than pianist… Continue reading Don Randi Interview

You’ve Heard These Hands

Originally posted on Cue Castanets!:
Now if that’s not a cool title for a book I don’t know what is! Turns out iconic Wrecking Crew pianist Don Randi is issuing a memoir, come September. I only just learned about this today and was pleasantly surprised. Don behind the piano during a session, second from left. Maybe it’s all the well-deserved hype sorrounding Denny Tedesco’s Wrecking Crew documentary that we can thank for cool stuff like Don’s book coming out? It’s definately about time the Wrecking Crew and its assorted members got their due respect. Besides Don’s upcoming book we of course… Continue reading You’ve Heard These Hands

Rise Today

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