Musings, News

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,…

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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…

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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…

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Musings, News

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…

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Musings, Travel

“Arrested Decay” in Georgetown

“Arrested Decay” is the term used by the California Parks system to refer to Bodie SHP, the ‘ghost town’ in the high desert east of the Sierra’s. It may be possible to arrest decay in the very dry high desert…

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KL to Georgetown

It is Monday evening here in Georgetown Penang, Malaysia. It was raining earlier, but we are at our hotel, ready to get some sleep. It is incredible to think we have been in Malaysia for 4 days already. Malaysia has…

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Kuala Lumpur

It is Sunday morning in KL (Kuala Lumpur). Traffic is still pretty light outside. I don’t think much opens before noon. Yesterday was our first full day in KL, and it was full! We saw a lot of the “must…

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Musings, Reccomendations, Travel

Foreign Airlines vs US Based Airlines

Part 2 of my trip planning posts. When looking at flights from the US to Asia, I almost immediately ignored any US based airline. While I did look at a United – ANA code-share option because of the price, the…

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