March 29, 2017

Some of my lunch hour yesterday made it onto the front of the Globe!

(Click for a larger version - that's me and my tuba on the right, nice visual balance to the french horn, and showing the name of our metaband BABAM!)
Here's the photo from the web article

It wasn't Congress who sold your privacy, it was 100% Republicans, for big campaign bucks.

March 28, 2017

"What you were playing was not Soul! Soul solos are part of the song - they have corners. You were spiraling – that's jazz!"
--Jimmy "The Lips" Fagan in "The Commitments". (Of course the manager Jimmy Rabbitte has another verb for jazz solos.) Watched this last night with JP Honk, nice inspiration. (Also RIP Johnny Murphy who played Fagan but died last year.)

March 27, 2017

Surprised and a little bummed that I google up any trace of this one poem... The narrator sees a little scared frog, tries not to scare him further, feels kind of a kinship with him (something like "I'm frightened too") but then it ends "too green, he had to leap"

Sound familiar to anyone? (Super long shot I know)

March 26, 2017

"I can't believe I'm moving in with someone who sang in a college a cappella group."
"We all have our hidden shames."
"...but you don't hide it."
--Melissa and Me, 2017/3/26

March 25, 2017

From BuzzFeed: Trump Got To Sit In A Big Boy Truck Because Today Was A Special Day!




Looks like they're selling physical story books of Trump's big truck day. For a guy so concerned with his tough dude visuals, it's a surprisingly Dukasis-in-a-Tank style scene.