Maximus P in Eugene, Oregon…

Barry Threw and I first performed together as Maximus P at the Palindrome in Oakland, then again at a sideshow to Siggraph at UCSD last summer. Well, finally, another chance: Here in Eugene, Oregon at the …

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May 1968 and…Tea?

A business that was attacked following the May 1968 revolution has released a tea to commemorate the historical event, “The tea, flavoured with lemon zest and rose petals, is packaged in a metal tin emblazoned with …

Oliva Serie V Torpedo

(Interesting…here I am working on my PhD…I thought I’d be blogging more about music, but instead, it’s all about cigars…) For my smoke this week, I had the very highly rated and regarded Oliva Serie V …

Rocky Patel Sun Grown Torpedo

(Makes my mug look small.) Smoked last Thursday…The Rocky Patel Sun Grown Torpedo is a phenomenal cigar. I’ve changed y mind about having a whisky or port while smoking cigars, now I go for tea…while smoking …

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Bloody Mary’s, Texas, David Bartel

SD_bloody_mary.jpg What a lovely bloody mary, from the appropriately named “Bloody Mary’s” in the San Diego Airport. I have much to report on, including the gig, workshop, recording session with Guerino Mazzola, Heinz Geisser, Sirone, and …

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Peter Evans, Trumpet…

Peter Evans, Phil Skaller (fellow UCSD Grad Student), Jeff Kaiser: Stone Brewing Company Trumpet player Peter Evans visited UCSD this week. I had the pleasure to hang out with this true, multi-faceted virtuoso (who is comfortable …

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New Quarter…

Well, after one quarter of graduate school I look crazy pretentious like this: Out sailing off the coast of San Diego with Jim Connolly on his sailboat and he snapped that pic of me while I …

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Answer to Job premier…

I’ve written a new work for choir and electronics titled Answer to Job. It will be premiered amidst works by Beethoven, Ives and Handel by the wonderful conductor Dr. Wyant Morton and the CLU Choir. They …

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The Palindrome, Oakland, CA

Barry and Jeff I met Barry Threw at The Spark Festival in Minneapolis, MN last February. He is a very bright and creative musician with monstrous tech chops as well, what a nice combination. So I …