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That Last Light of Day

Tue, 9 Sep 2014, 07:35 PM (-06:00)

It was hot this afternoon when the sun was up. And running the hills was grueling. My pace couldn’t have been more than a walk on that last climb. But now it was over. The sun had just set behind the hills. A breeze was blowing in the open windows of my car as I […]

Here I Am

Sun, 8 Dec 2013, 10:54 AM (-06:00)

I can’t believe that it’s real The way that you make me feel A burning deep down inside A love that I cannot hide Our love is you and me baby That makes the world go ’round And if you’ve been doin’ lovin’ with me Layin’ all my troubles down Here I am, baby Come […]

A New World Record

Sat, 23 Feb 2013, 11:36 PM (-06:00)

In Waterloo Records last fall, I pulled a CD out of the $5.99 sale case: Electric Light Orchestra’s A New World Record…   I have it on vinyl. My original copy was a cassette. When we got home, I frantically unwrapped the CD. I was anxious to listen to the whole album again. I put it into […]

Hawai‘i Aloha

Sun, 3 Feb 2013, 05:50 PM (-06:00)

The fair and industrious Trudy suggested I go to the ukulele hoedown without her. I gathered her intent. Her laptop was in the room. She had words to share and photos to post. She had likes to collect. Facebook was calling. On the lanai downstairs, a warm breeze was blowing off the water. It was now nighttime, […]

As The Sun Sank Beneath The Waves

Sat, 2 Feb 2013, 08:00 PM (-06:00)

So let’s pick up where we left off in this (sadly, long-running) recounting of our trip to Hawaii last April. With any luck, I’ll finish the telling before a full year has passed… In Holualoa, Sam the ukulele man scrounged a piece of Koa wood for us, and he suggested a wood shop where we […]


Sun, 13 Jan 2013, 06:08 AM (-06:00)

After our morning at Kealakekua Bay, we returned our rented snorkel gear to Snorkel Bob’s. It had served us well. And we considered it a particular bonus that they didn’t charge us for an extra day. After that, we drove a narrow, winding road up to Holualoa, a hamlet on the slopes above Kona where there are […]

Time Signatures

Fri, 7 Dec 2012, 01:04 AM (-06:00)

So why is it? Why is it that pieces like Take Five are so compelling? 4/4 time. 3/4 time. That’s fine, but it just goes around and around and in some sense sounds like an infinite loop around just a tiny bit of something. But 5/4 and 7/4, well now we’re talking. Looping still, of course. […]

Take Five

Thu, 6 Dec 2012, 07:01 AM (-06:00)

The Music

Thu, 29 Nov 2012, 06:03 AM (-06:00)

1. Noticing the Music There was music in the grocery store. How great is that, live music at the grocery store? We walk in thru the sliding doors, and as the smell of the produce surrounds us, there’s guitar music coming from the lobby where a guy is sitting on a stool playing and singing […]

Music at Bongo Ben’s

Sun, 10 Jun 2012, 08:38 AM (-06:00)

We were eating hamburgers and fish-and-chips, sitting on the porch of Bongo Ben’s enjoying the air of our first evening on the Kona Coast. A guy was playing the guitar and singing on a small stage at the far end of the porch. No, that’s not right. We were at the back, and he and […]