Archive for July 2013

SOLID, CLASSIC ROCK 'N' ROLL

They played hit after hit.  Songs like, “Up Around the Bend”, “Green River”, “Have You Ever Seen the Rain”, “Down on the Corner”, “Looking Out My Back Door”, “Bad Moon Rising”, “Who’ll Stop the Rain”, “Proud Mary”, “Born on the Bayou”, “Fortunate Son”. The group is now called “Creedence Clearwater Revisited” without former leader and…

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LET'S BE COOL LIKE MARIANO RIVERA

I enjoy people.  Anytime I can be around people who love life – I do it. The bartender in the Chicago speakeasy was brilliant – knew his craft. The tour guide along the Chicago bus tour – knowledgeable and loved her city Chicago. Cubs fans – crazy Cubs fans.  This year they might have more…

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Summertime VOCAL WORKSHOPS with Brian Farrell

Preparation leads to excellence in performance.  It’s work – but it still can be fun. I watched the Los Angels Angels baseball team warm-up before they played the Cubs at Wrigley Field on Tuesday afternoon.  The L.A. players were simply going through the motions – weren’t really into it.  Players joked with one another before…

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THE PIANO IS NOT FIREWOOD YET

“The piano is not firewood yet. But the cold does get cold so it soon might be that. I’ll take it apart, call up my friends and we’ll warm up our hands by the fire. Don’t look so shocked, don’t judge so harsh, You don’t know you’re only spying. Everyone knows you’re going to live,…

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