Saturday, June 27, 2015


• Typing this at 7:47 AM. Gay Marriage is the law of the land. Civil Rights, baby!
• Was awake early this morning, and I completed Danny Boy. Finally. An achievement. Of course it's not performance ready, but hey, it's done. Will continue to work in it, but it's time to move on. I think my next song will be OVER THE RAINBOW. A lot of rainbows were intertwined symbolically with yesterday's Supreme Court ruling.

• To practice with the band today for an upcoming wedding. 

Friday, June 26, 2015

The United States of America

• Wow! What a day for the history books. The Supreme Court ruled that gay marriage is legal in this country. Soo proud today. One HUGE step closer to equal rights for all. THANK YOU, PRESIDENT OBAMA, AND THANK YOU, SUPREME COURT! I have never been so proud of a President who was in power at the same time I was old enough to know who was President. Wow.
• Worked on Danny Boy, and I'm just about done with it. This indeed will be the weekend for me to be finished with this song!


Tuesday, June 23, 2015


• Went over my two piano songs, and continue to work on DANNY BOY. Oh Boy, I can't wait until I'm done learning that tune!! Only about five more new chord parts to learn, but of course I'm not an expert on the previous 4,000 chords!!!!!!! :)

Monday, June 22, 2015

Danny Boy

• Just practiced my piano songs, including continued work on DANNY BOY.

Sunday, June 21, 2015


• Continue and continue to work on Sudnow's arrangement of DANNY BOY. This is a difficult one for me, but I am determined to learn this!

Father's Day, 2012 and 2013

Father's Day, 2012:

Father's Day, 2013:

Looks like my son has an Abbey Road shirt on this year (2015) as well as 2013.

Father's Day, 2015

• Happy Father's Day to me.
• Here's our picture today. I couldn't find a picture on this blog for last year's Father's Day, but if you go to June, 2013, there's a pic for 2012 and 2013.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015


• Ok,so did a little piano stuff today and did a little guitar stuff. I think I'm back to piano.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Flux Capacitor

• In state of change! Going to go back to a book that I had fun with: "CONTEMPORARY GUITAR IMPROVISATION" by Marc Silver.
• Haven't exercised! Not dieting! Will get back to both.
• I'd like to use the Chord Melody book I posted about earlier, but I think I need to learn my chords better? May order a book to help with that. 

Sunday, June 14, 2015


• Trying to figure out what books from which to learn chord melody and improvisation. 

Walker Evans, Brooklyn Bridge, 1929