Posts from the “music” Category

Looking forward, looking back

Posted on December 1, 2023

Rain falls, again. The Good Rain. After a stretch of days with high pressure and cold temps, the weather turns once again. Also, a photo from an earlier era of my life when I worked at Dusty Strings Company, making hammered dulcimers and harps, working retail and doing other such things. This was one of the best places I have ever worked. I went from an insurance company to Dusty Strings where I could wear shorts and a t-shirt to work and it was only 5 blocks from where I lived. Good place, great people, surrounded daily by music and musicians. Early morning today on campus. Sun is coming up, leaves are scattered, ground is wet. Maybe I can be found in this wonderful…

Thanks 2023

Posted on November 25, 2023

A few snaps from the past few days – we had a nice time with a lot of down time, so Wii Switch playing, Taylor Swift Monopoly, reading and such. Cold and foggy and clear outside, which lends to some good running days. Nora found the idea on Pinterest and spent a few hours making up the game board. It was fun! The main rule is that the when a property is being purchased, the song that the property is named after must be played. Good times were had. 🙂 Met these fellas on my run on Thanksgiving Day. Hopefully they were not too nervous . . . A lot of chopping is required to make Emerald City Salad, but it is a favorite…

The Nutcracker – with a perspective –

Posted on December 23, 2022

Nora has a very good friend whose father is the musical director (I’m not sure that is the precise title) who allowed us to sit in the orchestra pit for the Eugene Ballet Company production of The Nutcracker. I’ve never seen a show from this angle and it was absolutely fantastic. Ear plugs were necessary, and watching the coordination of the musicians and the stage people as done by the conductor was incredible. Some photos below:

Eric Koskinen & gents

Posted on September 28, 2022

Took a lunch sabbatical today to see Eric Koskinen play some of his songs, along with Eric Heywood on pedal steel and Jeremy Moses Curtis on bass guitar. Super way to grab a bite at a lovely bakery / cafe (South Pine Bakery) in Eugene that I’d never been to before.

Two shows

Posted on December 24, 2021

Went to two very good shows in December: Gregory Alan Isakov and Bruce Cockburn.  Bruce Cockburn has been one of my most loved musicians in my life. I have had the chance to see him many times over the 30 years of following his work. My friend Daniel invited me to attend the sound check, which was lovely as always.  GAI:                               Bruce Cockburn: