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Havana & the Universal Language of Music

“Hmm,” I think to myself, “there’s a live band in here; this seems like the place to stop.” I’ve only been on the island a couple of hours, but it’s time to catch some music, maybe a Cuban sandwich and that Mojito that I...

A Year In The Life (2010 Review)

Whew . . . what a year! (Click on links throughout for more details) At the suggestion of several friends and musical/traveling cohorts, and without knowing the slightest bit about what I was doing, I ran my first ever post on January 1st of this year. BAM!...

The Donating Drummer

Super excited am I! Today is exactly three weeks from the launch date of my new project, TheDonatingDrummer! The long and short of TheDonatingDrummer is simple: beginning this December, I will be donating all or part of my pay from one music gig each month to fund a...

Showing Up And Following Through

Today’s post is a little different than most. We’re going to start off with, yes . . . a reading assignment. Stop everything else, close the door, get comfortable and go read the following story posted yesterday by my friend, Joel Runyon. But be sure to...

4+ Jerks, 1 Lesson

Bikers, travelers, and musicians . . . oh my! All about the analogies today, let me explain four ways that I’ve learned the same lesson. And we begin with a story . . . (1) I’m driving down Powell Boulevard in Portland yesterday morning when a motorcyclist...