Monday, February 28, 2011

Relearning the hard lessons of the First Noble Truth.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

It's not about unions or "entitlements"; it's about greedy corporate privitizaton.

Friday, February 25, 2011

TTU Jazz I on Mingus "Haitian Fight Song": do believe they could blow down the Walls of Jericho.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

NM: THIS onion. THIS knife. Right now.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Ultimate overheard frat-boy convo: "Wait, uh, Gene Hackman? That's the guy in The Replacements?"

Overcast sky, cold wind, gray-green tree buds. Springtime coming.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Chills: WI firefighters & bagpipers march in solidarity into State rotunda:

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

There are certain kinds of infirmity I refuse to demonstrate.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

This fuckin' state: hotel lobby, free carbs, cheerleader mom w/ T-shirt bearing offspring's names: "Cheyane" & "Chaylynn". Jeebus.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Just personally offered US Army band swag by former student & Pershing's Own band member. Moved & humbled.

Free terminal-carbs breakfast in hotel lobby, Fox "News" on flat-screen, trying to spin Egyptian democracy into fear.

Friday, February 11, 2011

CW: when arriving at crowded restaurant, smile & move slowly: "mandatory wait" may shrink from 15-30 minutes down to 3.

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Weer in ur TMEA, subvertin' the dominant paradigm.

Giant macho pickup, short guy gets out: "friend, six inches IS average."

Saturday, February 05, 2011

After 40 years as a working musician, I can say w/ some authority that if it don't groove it ain't shit.

CW: direct equation +# homecooked meals = + % happiness & health.

& you T.P.-es with your "Don't tread on me" tags? My ancestors FOUGHT in that Revolution and would have spat in your faces.

Once again, upon exiting a classical-world rehearsal: "I hate privilege" (James Gandolfini)

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

NM: frigid & still azure sunset, geese call, V-shaped flight passing overhead. Brigid's Day.

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

CW: To a true cook, every meal served represents a temporary victory over death.