Friday, August 29, 2008


Ahhh the weekend is here. I have finally recovered from my trip to Nashville. We accomplished a TON this summer. 6 songs mixed, 3 of which are surround sound mixes and 3 of them are mastered and ready to upload onto my digital download store when we re-launch the website! Totally rockn now!

I have to thank Pete Havey, Jeff Silverman for their hard work!!!! You guys totally rock. I could NOT do all of this without your help.

Now we have 3 more songs to go, A Roses Tale, Midnight and Nantucket. I will be starting from the ground with A Roses Tale. I learned something VERY important with that song. BACK UP YOUR WORK! lol.. DON't LEAVE the computer without doing that. Whether it is music, art, writing, photos.. etc.. you do NOT want to lose your hard work.

This weekend I take a break from composing etc.. and play. Saturday will be busy with the family. Sunday I go to the KSBR Morning Breeze Schmooze which will be a lot of fun!

Enjoy your weekend and have a GREAT Labor Day!

Peace in Music,


Wednesday, August 20, 2008

I made it back home from Nashville after a very productive week of mixing in surround sound and stereo. Blue Ice, Nez Perce and Tangled Up sound very amazing in surround sound.

Now I need to finish planning our school year and be ready to teach.  

Thank you for being so supportive!

Peace in Music,


Friday, August 8, 2008

A Gentle Reminder...

Hey everyone...

I wanted to remind you that I will be on KSBR Radio 88.5 Jazz FM, The Morning Breeze with DJ Thornton; tomorrow morning( Saturday August 9, 2008) from 8am Pacific to 9am Pacific. We will be offering previews of Nez Perce and Tangled Up on the airwaves/internet.

You can tune in via internet as well here is the link for that:


If you live in the SoCal area, come on out to the KSBR Schmooze in Dana Point on Sunday August 31, 2008. For more info please click on the link below:

KSBR Morning Breeze Schmooze

Come join us.. Jeff Oster, John Lutrell, Denise Young and Evren Ozan will be there performing! Also What A Dish, and Two Guys Grilling will be providing tasty vittles. Wine provided by Amazing Grapes!

Thank you all for your wonderful support!


Sunday, August 3, 2008

Lazy Days of August...

I have been battling a sinus infection. WHO in the summertime gets these things? Pete...DON't answer that! lol Its all your fault. :P

I am actually feeling a little better. I hope by the end of this week I'll be 100%. I get mighty cranky when I get sick. I don't like slowing down, however this thing stopped me from doing anything since Monday. I am actually feeling energetic enough to think about what I am doing this month.

August is when I feel the laziest, but that can't happen this time because I am going to Nashville to do some mixing and working on a few songs in surround sound. Blue Ice we'll be adding some really fun instrumentation to it as well. I am feeling very inspired by it.

This month also, I'll be on KSBR on Saturday August 9th from 8am Pacific to 9am Pacific. I hope you'll join us in the a.m. Because Tangled Up and Nez Perce are being previewed on the airwaves that day. So grab your favorite morning beverage, newspaper and listen in. I always have a blast when I am with DJ.

As you all know, my home life is always somewhat un-predictable. A week ago our 7 year old son called 911 - UNBEKNOWNST to us until we get a phone call from the Orange County Sheriffs Dept. About 7:30am this is the phone call we received: Me "ummm a hello?" "Yes this is the Orange County Sheriff's Department.. did you just call 911?" Me: "ummm.. what? No!" "Yes you did... do you have kids?" Me "ahhh.. yes we have 4. ( I am fully awake by now) Let me ask them." I calmly but quickly run downstairs located this wiley boy of ours and directly asked him.. "Did you call 911?" I gave him the MOM KNOWS YOU DID IT look. He tells me Yes I did. Good boy.. no lies there. "Would you please put him on the phone". Me: "Yes Ma'am". She proceeds to ream him. I get back on the phone with her. Me: "Thank you for your help". She says.."You make sure he doesn't do that again". Me: "Yes Ma'am.. no problem".

I nearly faint with exasperation. I asked him WHY he called 911. He told me he wanted to use the new phones to call someone! LOL. I said.. next time you get itchy to call anyone, please call me on my cell phone!