Friday, April 28, 2006

Jazz Fest ?

New Orleans Gears Up for Jazz Fest

Wow! Bruce Springsteen, Fats Domino, Paul Simon even Bob Dylan. Nothing against any of these guys but......I didn't know they played Jazz?
I guess this gives new meaning to the New Orleans Jazz Festival website name:
Or maybe this is the new jazz...Jazz redefined maybe? This reminds me of some of the R&B singers from the 90's doing jazz festivals in the carribean. Granted, there's always been diversity at the jazz festivals as far back as I can recall [I even participated in bringing a diverse type of jazz to a jazz festival many times] but THIS is not making a lick of sense to hear 'Born To Run' after hearing 'What A Difference A Day Makes'...
This is like changing a Eb11 into a Cmajor triad!
But, hey, these guys are willing to put on a show for a city that's more or less stranded. I wouldn't refuse the help. Instead of rebranding Jazz as something for musicians who've had a career in another music genre how about calling this The Great Amercan Heritage Music Festival instead of completely wiping away a music heritage that has been steadily
Eh, I've ranted on enough about something I'm a small fraction of. What I'm in control of is passing on my own little musical legacy to the next generation by documenting it.
Now, how about that solo album uh, excuse me, solo CD that I've been slowly working on...?

Thursday, April 27, 2006

It's Official

2 million people make the worlds' decisions on important issues. I've got proof from Reuters [by way of Yahoo news] from an article entitled And the world's sexiest woman is...

The poll, which British magazine FHM said was based on two million votes...
British actress Keira Knightley was voted the world's sexiest woman in a magazine poll on Thursday...

Well, how about that.

Sunday, April 23, 2006

Tired, tired, tired

Just checking in to say hello to you folks out there.
I'm trying to build a business with trusted folks and I'm exhausted. Even the littlest thing is taken to heart when you really believe in something and hope your partners feel the same. You try not to read too much into the minor descensions that will naturally arise when you have many personalities involved and you press forward with your team's common goal to achieve success.
It's all new to me, this understanding of group dynamics. I thought I knew it all and had all of the answers. At least that's what my family of origin made me believe. I hold the high control, authoritarian cult I was born into responsible for the anomalies that I've carried most of my life.
It's a new day for me. It's been a five year journey to arrive to the conclusions I've come to.
At some point I hope to be less cryptic about my last few years and speak up about some lifelong nonsense I've endured that was contrary to what was pure and natural.
At some point I will go into my explanation and be done with it for good but, tonight I'm tired...