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Ground Hog Day

Ground Hog Day

I played my first Fraternal Order of Eagles Lodge in 1977. There is a definite vibe and personification of this organization. Lots of great people adding amazing contributions to our communities. The same goes for the Moose, Lions, Masons and VFW organizations. Great...
It’s All About The Gravy

It’s All About The Gravy

Things I’ve Learned From Otis Trust Your Friends Otis has good friends. Smokey comes to visit from down the street, leaping and bounding because he is so excited to see his buddy Otis. I have never seen two cats so comfortable with one another. Otis always...
Caffiene, Its a Life Style

Caffiene, Its a Life Style

What motivates me everyday?  One guess.  Coffee.  Every morning I participate in the ritual.  At least a pot down the gullet. Not to mention the daily Quad Americano just to finish out the evening. What the caffiene does for me is to facilitate concentration.  My best...
Brave New World

Brave New World

Brave New world? Social media….. Everyone of us who participates willingly hands over every bit of information that our sign up requests.  George Orwell thought it was going to be the state.  Actually, our government does not have to concern itself...
Hammond B 3

Hammond B 3

Digital Keyboards, Forget About It. Want to talk Monster, Wall of Sound……Hammond organs powered by Leslie Speakers. The Hammond is an electric organ first manufactured in 1935.  The organ generates sound with a metal tone wheel near an electromagnetic...
Stop Bugging Me

Stop Bugging Me

On the road and a plane flight later we arrive at the club.  Part of the contract stipulates accommodations, of which we are immensely grateful.  It always helpful to defer costs, especially hotels; saves a ton of money. We have been booked an extended engagement and...
Tales From The Crypt

Tales From The Crypt

“Dude, Steve is lit. He put down a fifth and a half of Jack and is quitting the band.” Great. 30 minutes before we’re supposed to go on and the keyboard player quits. Can it get worse? ” I tried talking him down but he just looks right through...