Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Through the looking glass

How bad is my schedule that I now look forward to plane flights and classroom lectures as brief windows of comparative relaxation?!?

Sunday, March 21, 2010


"Waterloo," Jim DeMint, you psychotic asshole?

Yeah, it is, you fucks.


Friday, March 19, 2010

Jiggity-jig, one more once

Slowly digging out here. For a Spring "Break", there sure has been a hell of a lot of eventuality in the past 7 days. Got back from a family affair on Wednesday, leaving for Dallas with a van-load of students today. Where exactly was the "week off", again?

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

"Aw, c'mon, we're not all named Paddy, y'know..."

Beannachtai la feile Padraig, ya feckin' eedjits!

Sunday, March 14, 2010


Sometimes sorrow can crack open the heart, so that healing pours in.

That's what I saw today. I hope.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Beyond burnout, but worth it

Battlefield Band rocked the house. Not only fantastic virtuosos, with an incredible, high-energy, and off-the-cuff hilarious stage show, but also easy-going, friendly gentlemen--the antithesis of prima donnas. I'll have a post for another day on the things that having been road musician in your own past tell you the visiting road musicians might want, or not want, to deal with--and how that helps improve the hospitality you can figure out to offer.

Gig dropped at 8pm, they played the last note--joined by the TTU Set-Dancers and your numble narrator--at around 10:30pm. Sold over 100 CDs, which was fantastic news in terms of the bottom line, but deferred escaping the building.

Back to our crib 11:30pm, for an after-party that stretched toward 3am. Fantastic crack with the lads, introduction and re-introductions that crossed decades between meetings (nice to see The General and Alan Reid get re-acquainted, after a good 25 years). Around 3:15am, boot 'em out the door, so we can spend an hour cleaning so Taiyo doesn't have to do it, and then leave for the airport around 4am, to check in for the 5:15 crack o' dawn flight.

Connections in Houston and Chi, arrive Hartford to be met by Dharmonia's mom. Quick trip up the Mass Pike, and now crashing big-time.

Helluva lot of events in precisely the past 24 hours.

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Aw haw hey!

Battlefield Band in the LBK hizzouse.


Sunday, March 07, 2010

digital gratitude

I absolutely flippin love And my feelings for code-slinging computer-superstar student assistants ain't far behind. Thank you Glen Hunt!

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Still standing

Enduring some losses, but still here, and grateful for beloved friends and students.