Welcome to my blog! I created this site in 2008 to provide a place for showcasing my photos and to provide information or links helpful to other photographers. As time has passed, I've added music videos and information as well. I will occasionally make comments, but will not preach or keep anyone from making comments of their own. Everyone is entitled to an opinion and I love the feedback! My goal is to make this website a regular destination for anyone who loves photography and music and wants to see what I've been up to.

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Sunday, January 15, 2012


I have a confession to make.  I'm a closet drummer.  Yes, secretly, whenever I get the chance, if there is a piece of music with an alluring rhythm, I am compelled to start beating on whatever is close to me.  Actually,  a time long ago I was in a trio with my friends and we would go around to coffee houses singing and playing folk songs.  Naturally, I played the bongos.  I also had a conga drum.  My friends Mike D. and Bill J. played acoustical guitars - Bill played a Gibson 12-string and Mike a Martin 6-string.  

I remember one night we played the second floor of a coffee house in Old Colorado City, between Colorado Springs and Manitou Springs. After we sang several songs Mike announced we were going to take a break.  But he immediately announced to the crowd that I would do a drum solo!  Mike and Bill then left the stage and left me there!  The crowd applauded and so I was stuck.  I had to do it.  I sort of engineered an African style rhythm starting slow and gradually, building to a cresendo.  To my amazement, the audience loved it!  And thus, a star was born! (just kidding).  But for a while I had my 60 seconds of fame.  About a year later in the grocery store, a guy came up to me and asked if I was that guy at so and so place that did the drum solo and I said yeah, I was.  He said he was downstairs and they could hear me clear down there!  He went up stairs to see what all the commotion was about and somehow remembered what I looked like.  Nowadays my set of drums is the desk my home computer sits on, but I must admit, I play a MEAN computer desk!

Saturday, January 14, 2012


It's Saturday and like always when I have a lot of free time and it's cold outside, I like to browse music videos on the web.  I like to check them out and see if any of them are worth sharing with you on this blog.   Although it's exciting to discover new songs by new artists, I can always rely on artists that I've already published here before - singing or playing a great song that I think you will love -just like I do.

So here's another fantastic video concert performed by Michael Buble and Chris Botti, two of my all-time favorite performers, presenting their arrangement of A Song For You originally recorded by Karen Carpenter of The Carpenters:  HERE

Monday, January 9, 2012


Do you like science fiction?  How about Sci-fi movies?  I recently rented from Netflix the movie, "Another Earth" starring Brit Marling (co-wrote and produced the movie with Mike Cahill) and William Mapother  (one of the Others on "Lost"). 

 I really enjoyed it!  I could try to describe it for you, but I've uploaded a link to the studio clip instead.  Just suffice it to say that it doesn't involve space travel as much as soul searching.  Check out the clip and and then go see the movie.  It's kind of artsy (was the winner of the Sundance Festival) but definitely gets you to thinking, "What if?" I think you'll like it.
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