A Letter From Keith Haring to Basquiat

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A Letter From Keith Haring to Basquiat

A letter from Keith Haring to Michael Basquiat : Michael – Thanks for your letter. I draw everyday. When I was 15, I wanted to be an artist so I drew all the time. It was my only visible talent. Whatever you want to do, the only secret is to believe in it and satisfy […]

In Memoriam : Those We Lost In 2016

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In Memoriam : Those We Lost In 2016

Many not represented here, but this is a pretty decent video: http://www.nbcnews.com/nightly-news/video/in-memoriam-2016-remembering-the-famous-figures-the-world-lost-844874307701

John Coltrane’s “Naima” Original Manuscript

Posted by on May 20, 2016 in Uncategorized | No Comments
John Coltrane’s “Naima” Original Manuscript

How cool is this? John Coltrane fans can appreciate what this is–The actual manuscript to John Coltrane’s “Naima.”                         Here’s what it sounds like, for those of you following at home: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QTMqes6HDqU

Top Records of 2015 Announced

Posted by on Apr 19, 2016 in Uncategorized | No Comments
Top Records of 2015 Announced

I do this every year, and I’m not sure why. I suppose it’s my desire to note the music that influences me, or possibly I just enjoy passing on things I think everyone else will like. Here’s my top 10 from 2015: http://www.12va.com/top-10-records-of-2015/ As always, let me know what you think!

DIGGIT: Bill Frisell – The Disfarmer Project

Posted by on Jul 16, 2015 in Uncategorized | No Comments

This is great in many fabulous ways. Frisell remains one of my all-time envelope-pushing guitarists. … Recorded 26.03.2011 at Jazz en Seine Saint-Denis, 28th Festival Bill Frisell – guitare Carrie Rodriguez – violon Greg Leisz – guitares Victor Krauss – basse

DIGGIT: New Lower Dens

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DIGGIT: New Lower Dens

This band is growing on me. Lower Dens: To Die In LA.

12VA Presents “Skagit”

Posted by on Apr 15, 2014 in Uncategorized | No Comments
12VA Presents “Skagit”

  New photoseries. Skagit County’s Tulip Festival, which runs through April. Found out a very important tip: DON’T go on the weekend. Get off work early and go during the week, if possible. If you do go, try to park closer to Mt. Vernon and walk in. You’ll spend an hour sitting in traffic. Very […]

Danelle Hayes kills it on Just Like A Star

Posted by on Mar 24, 2014 in Uncategorized | No Comments

I’m really enjoying working with this singer. Amazing versatility and soul. This is her singing and me on piano for Corinne Bailey Rae’s “Just Like A Star.”

23:00 Christmas Eve – My favorite time.

Posted by on Dec 25, 2013 in Uncategorized | No Comments
23:00 Christmas Eve – My favorite time.

This is my most peaceful hour of the year. No phone calls. No texts. No one trying to get a hold of me. No one upset. ┬áNo barking from the dog. No smog. Tomorrow I’ll cook a breakfast, but I’m pretty sure it will include hog. Nothing left to be done. Just a quiet reflection […]

Dream With You – A Collaboration of Three Sacramento Artists

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Dream With You – A Collaboration of Three Sacramento Artists

  Kim Squaglia, Micah Crandall-Bear, and Jose Di Gregorio create a mural backdrop for Sacramento’s Launch Music Festival.   Kim Squaglia : http://www.kimsquaglia.com/ Micah Crandall-Bear : http://micahcrandallbear.com/ Jose Di Gregorio : http://josedigregorio.com/   Presented by 12VoltArts : http://www.12voltarts.com Music written by John Johnson and Ryan Sweet. Music performed by: — Ryan Sweet: Vocals, guitars — […]