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A careful reopening means not a lot of gigs

Ring the bells, sound the alarm, alert the media …Things are starting to open up again around here. Oh, wait. I am the media. Never mind that part, I guess I’m alerting you. Just be happy we can … more

Some summer good news, bad news

It looks like we are hitting the good news/bad news stage as far as events in the area go. More things are opening up, but others have made the final decision to pull the plug for this summer and … more

Some tips on starting off summer in spite of COVID-19

At this point, saying that we live in strange times kind of goes without saying, doesn’t it? There is nothing to compare with what the world is going through and I know that so many people, … more

The Rose is open and nature can be terrifying

A couple of weeks ago I mentioned, in this column, that I was spending some of this COVID shutdown working on refinishing a drum set, since every venue bands can play at is shut down right now. Well, … more

An update from my end of the avenue

As an older guy, keeping track of time is a challenge in itself, but now that we are all supposed to stay home and most of my work is on hold, all of the little weekly markers I usually rely on to … more

Many online avenues to entertainment

Well, another week of closures and self quarantining has passed and I wish I could say that it looks like things are improving out there and getting better, but the truth is, it’s not. The latest … more

Great time to “swing” by the Buffalo Rose

As a jazz musician myself, I hear a lot of people talk about the “jazz era”. But truthfully, jazz reined as the predominant popular music in America for most of the first half of the 20th Century … more

Come catch up with Frankie and Johnny

“Frankie and Johnny were sweethearts”…That was the opening line of a hit song called, you guessed it, Frankie and Johnny. It’s a really old song that was composed way back in about 1906. It … more

There’s only 7.53 billion types of people in the world

There are two kinds of people in this world … How many times have you heard someone about to give you a lecture, or their sage advice, begin the conversation with those words? The two kinds of … more

This weekend will be filled with festive musical fun

I had an interesting encounter with a nice couple that I met tonight at the jam session that one of the bands I play with hosts on Sundays. The guy was another drummer who came in with his wife to … more
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