Found this on rec.music.makers.guitar.jazz — a graduate student in jazz guitar is blogging on his experiences at Improvisations on a Theme. It’s in the extremely early stages but just might offer some valuable insight into what’s going on at the university level in jazz studies. I plan to keep an eye on it, and it’s … Continue reading Jason, a jazz guitarist in graduate school
On my to-buy list is Jody Fisher‘s “Impromptu,” samples of which are available here. Jody has quite a career writing instruction books for Alfred Publishing, and his jazz methods are some of the best around (and I make that claim about very few of the books I see). While Jody is a prolific teacher and … Continue reading Jody Fisher and "The Art of Solo Guitar"
Not so well. I don’t think the problem is in the composing of blog posts but in the reading of them via IE 6.0. Trying to center type or do block quotes in the “compose” mode is an exercise in frustration, and photos that appear at the top of a post often obscure the headline … Continue reading Does Blogger’s Dashboard work with Internet Explorer 6.0?
Chris Douridas, above, from his Web site. Famous Van Nuys resident Sandra Tsing Loh guest-blogs for Cathy Seipp on the trouble, past and present, of KCRW-FM, touching on her own firing for the expletive that indadvertently reached the air, but centering on the current controversy surrounding Chris Douridas, who is under suspicion of attempted kidnapping … Continue reading The troubles of KCRW
Andrew at Here in Van Nuys has this ultra-cool Van Nuys-manufactured KitHaus entry. These prefab structures are so freakin’ cool, it hurts — you can make lots of different dwelling configurations and bolt them together. A bit pricey though, the free-standing one-module model is $59,500, and that doesn’t include all the work you have to … Continue reading Modular, baby
I turned on the charm, laid back these flappy ears and wagged my tail, and damn if someone didn’t spring me from the joint! It’s very exciting. I hope they have a decent couch, or at least sprung for an Isaac Mizrahi dog bed from Target. Funny thing, though, I went to lick my nuts … Continue reading I’ll see YOU over on the couch
I’m at the East Valley Shelter, ID #A771906, and you can find me at http://www.petharbor.com, East Valley Shelter site. I will be ready for adoption in 2 days. TWO long days. I was found with no tags, and despite signs no one has come for me. I’m part Chihuahua, part dachsund and maybe some mini-pinscher, … Continue reading Get me outta here!