Saturday, December 30, 2006

The two combatants of Music Circus... Stan Lunetta and Bob Sereno.
I'm glad to see live ants getting some attention... since dead ants already have their own song.
We discovered that there was an insect trapped, as in amber, inside one of Jennifer's brake lights.

Friday, December 29, 2006

My customer's grandmother (depicted in the photo on the music desk) used to carry this reed organ outside to accompany her husband's sermons.
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I found this key on the sidewalk in Curtis Park. I decided to return it to the exact same spot in case the owner came back for it.
It has the number 15 stamped on it.
Robin Netzer wore this coat in her youth and recently gave it to Rachel, who looks stunning in it!
My customer gave me these candies from Brazil. They all have a chocolate coating with a filling usually made from nuts. His father ran a candy factory and he loves candy.

On the way in to see White Christmas we ran into Bob Sereno and Richard Lewis and Bob gave me permission to make this picture into a mask. I'll work on it tonight!
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I saw a Prius just like mine today, even down to the temporary plate from the same dealership.
This customer apparently has shot a deer and a Santa.

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Saturday, December 23, 2006

Nathan Gunter, tuning customer and drummer. His mother, Anne Kazes, was a Rockette and Broadway actress in the 1940s. Kirk Douglas was so obsessed with her that Nathan's father had to say, "Mr. Douglas.... we're married! We have kids! Please stay away from her."
Nathan also gave me this musical advice: "Sometimes the loudest note is the one you don't play."
John Doolittle (master woodwind player) has just redecorated his living room (which he now calls Toad Hall) — his new (gas log) fireplace has a remote control!
Nothing says Christmas like a pirate skull and a live tarantula.

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Passersby at Terminal A of Sacramento International Airport got to see me take a grand piano apart.

I gave blood today and the phlebotomist had a plush toy of a drop of blood. (Half out of the picture is another plush toy representing a mosquito carrying West Nile virus.)
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Monday, December 18, 2006

I'd never seen this before... an artificial tree that has the lights pre-mounted. You don't even need to attach the "branches" either... they just fold out.
I got four checks from the Funny Times today.
I couldn't believe this is an actual book: Recording Conceptual Art.

I get to play a real piano at Savannah's — very rare these days!

Ron Davis and Vivien Lee at Savannah's. Ron is the leader of the band I was playing with, and Vivien Lee is the producer of the Sunday night jazz series at Savannah's. She also sang a few songs with us. Posted by Picasa

Thursday, December 14, 2006

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The girl on the left is Paula Kidwell, the daughter of one of my customers (and former drum student of Best of Broadway drummer Jim Nakayama.) She is now an acrobat studying at L'ÉCOLE NATIONALE DE CIRQUE in Montreal. Posted by Picasa
Here are some people who really know how to pose for a picture: John Skinner, Susan Skinner, and Shelley Denny. Posted by Picasa