Musings, Rants

Picasa Albums are Gone – Malaysia Photos too

You may  (or may not) have noticed that I have not uploaded any pictures from our Malaysia vacation. I have been using Google’s Picasa Albums feature to post those pictures, and adding a link in the sidebar. That way, I wasn’t forcing the photos on you, but if you were interested, you could click on the link and browse through them. A little while ago, I was just checking the site, and when I went…

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A Quarter of a Year Since My last Update

So, What have I been doing since I am not documenting my life? Even my Instagram feed is pretty small. Well, naturally the Tax season kept me pretty busy through the middle of April. Since then, I haven’t done much of anything though. I also noticed there was a lot about death in my earlier posts. Oh, I did try Win10 again. One of the Tech Blogs I follow suggested that I would like Win10…

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Dan Hicks is Gone

OK, this is too much. Twenty sixteen may see the demise of every musician I liked when I was young(er). In today’s SF Chronicle came the report that Dan Hicks has died. That may mean little to many of you, Hicks was mainly a West Coast act, LA and San Francisco. But he holds a distinctive spot in my musical memory. I may have always been somewhat of an old fogey. In my younger days,…

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Bad Year for 70’s Musicians

**UPDATE** I found some better videos of E-W-F in concert on Dailymotion. http://dai.ly/xwfrr Also, here is an excellent article on Maurice from NPR. 2016 is starting of poorly for musicians from the 60’s and 70’s.  So far we have seen the passing David Bowie, Glenn Frey, and Paul Kantner. Today came news that Maurice White, founder of Earth Wind and Fire passed away. While I listened to music from all of these musicians, I liked…

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Bob and Ray

As if I needed further proof of my advancing age, Bob Elliot of the comedy team Bob and Ray passed away yesterday. Bob and Ray had a low key, deadpan approach to humor, that I found particularly appealing. My big brother, Ray, introduced me to them when I was a very young impressionable lad. I listened to their radio show (yes, I’m that old!), watched their short lived TV show, listened to their albums, and…

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Yes, We Are Back

  Yes, we ARE back. I know, it has been almost 3 weeks. Our return flight arrived in El Paso at 2 AM, after a 2+ hour delay in Phoenix. Not only that, but the temperature was in the 30’s when we arrived! Who turned off the heat??? It was 86 when we left, and then we spent 16 days in 90/90 weather (90F and 90% Humidity). All I had was a thin rain jacket.…

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