Bandalabra – Boom Boom Room, San Francisco :: 18 May 2013

May 22, 2013Uncategorized

Has anyone seen roof of the Boom Boom Room in San Francisco? It’s been missing since Saturday night when Skerik’s Bandalabra tour the roof off during their explosive 1st set. If you are not familiar with Skerik, there is almost no way to understand what he’s about without hearing his music. But, I’ll start with … Read More

Goapele – Yoshi’s San Francisco :: 17 May 2013

May 20, 2013Uncategorized

There’s an 80’s R&B singer out there, somewhere, who reminds me of Goapele. It’s a compliment. It’s not Lisa Lisa or Teena Marie, but it’s /someone/ of whom I can’t immediately recall. It’s sort of a retro-80’s sound, with a modern R&B twist. Still, it’s missing something. It could just be me, but after listening … Read More

Baby, Take Me Down To Bake’s Place

May 17, 2013Uncategorized

I was just discussing with a friend of mine, and I think I just posted about it here, how most cities in the US have only one really good jazz club, if any at all. New York is an exception, but then, well…that’s New York. And now…Seattle is an exception, too. My friend Narong turned … Read More

NEW MUSIC :: Solo Piano – “Joan Of Geneva”

May 13, 2013Uncategorized

I first wrote this song in 2004 for a record I actually wrote for my dad. However, since my father passed in 1983, my mother was a guiding force on the paternal side as well as the maternal side. So, I wrote this song for her. It featured a great horn solo by famous Seattle … Read More

Video: Gary Clark, Jr. || “Numb”

May 9, 2013Uncategorized

[youtube=] I could gush about how much I love this guy’s record. I think instead I’ll let it speak for itself. This is his new video and I’ve played it about 10 times now. Hold on to your ass when you get to 2:27. Jimi Hendrix, anyone? Gives me that chill you get when you … Read More

Pipe Etiquette – As Long As You Don’t Say “Hipster.”

May 5, 2013Uncategorized

With the Seattle summer quickly approaching, I’m getting a lot more of the itch to smoke a bit of pipe outdoors. The question I get the most, besides “can you take that thing elsewhere?” is “how does one properly smoke a pipe?” It seems easy, but there are some basic accoutrement and process to make … Read More