The back stages   of lower level   performance places   have broken chairs   missing light bulbs   graffiti   doorless toilet stalls.     The back stages   […]

There was an idea to treat outer space like the ocean it is and in 1977 they launched spaceships Voyager 1 & 2 replete with messages in a bottle ostensibly […]

Line up of cars at the Canadian side of the Detroit border. Inside a clunker van the driver is carefully rehearsing. Canadian.. Toronto.. 101 Major street.. Chicago.. my friend Matt.. […]

Singer: Let’s start with Mona people get into it off the top.   Drummer: Mona’s too fast to start with we need to build.   Bassist: Tomorrow We Hide would […]

student: here’s my cd.    instructor: thanks but maybe you should give it to someone else.   student: won’t you take it?   instructor: you can leave it but no […]

In The Usual Suspects Benicio Del Torro apparently tried to have an accent that couldn’t be easily placed. That’s the same goal many musicians have in their playing to sound […]

New Years Day 1961

Lee Van Leer (C. J. Feeney) died in January. In the obit it said his bandmates broke down his apartment door after he wasn’t seen for more than a week. […]

Peggy Baker's Acceptance Speech

There’s talent and then there’s unreal talent. The dance milieu is a highly complex and unstable world. Within it, each artist must establish and constantly expand and deepen their expertise […]