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5 years

Tuesday, April 7th, 2015

Seems hard to believe, but exactly 5 years ago I was signing the papers to retire from IBM after a career that had spanned 36 years. I said in my post that day that I hoped to “take an extended break to play music, read, travel, work on our house, spend time with my children, […]

Happy Dynamic Range Day – End the Loudness Wars

Saturday, March 17th, 2012

It’s that time of year again, and audio mastering engineer Ian Davis is reminding us to celebrate “Dynamic Range Day“.  This is about improving the sound of the audio recordings that we buy on CD and stream through the Internet. Specifically, it’s about compression.

Four Rock City Band appearances in May

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011

I have gotten out of the habit of announcing all of our Rock City Band appearances here on the blog, in part because I’m now keeping a mailing list for those who are interested. May is a particularly busy month for us, with four appearances coming up, so I thought I’d make an exception and […]

Rock City Band March 2011 Appearances

Monday, March 7th, 2011

Rock City Band is appearing for two nights, March 18 & 19th, at Princeton Station in Chelmsford, MA.  We’re on from 9PM to 1AM both nights. We’ve got three more gigs in early April too.

Four Rock City Band gigs in the next 3 weeks

Sunday, January 30th, 2011

I’ll be playing bass for Rock City Band four times in the next few weeks: Saturday, Feb. 5th, at Princeton Station in Chelmsford, MA.  If you live in northern Boston suburbs like Arlington or Lexington, this is about 20 minutes up Route 3. Friday and Saturday, Feb. 11th and 12th, in the lounge at the […]

Joining the band

Monday, January 3rd, 2011

After several years as the backup, I’ve just joined Rock City Band as their full time bass player — first gig is this Friday, January 7th, at Princeton Station in Chelmsford, MA, 9 PM to 1 AM.  We’ll also be welcoming back the terrific Brenda White as our lead vocalist.  Schedules, song lists, and other […]

Guitar builder & picker Wayne Hendersion interviewed on NPR

Saturday, November 27th, 2010

NPR’s On Point recently broadcast an interview with guitar builder and world class picker Wayne Henderson.  If you love guitar, do check it out.  Among other things, Henderson plays a very nice version of Doc Watson’s Nothing to It.  Indeed, Henderson has built instruments for Doc Watson and Eric Clapton, etc.  Highly recommended.

Another Gig with Rock City this Saturday

Sunday, October 3rd, 2010

I’ll be playing another gig with Rock City Band this Saturday, Oct. 9, at Mickee’s on the Water on Middlesex Turnpike in Billerica, MA (map).  We’re playing from 9 to 12:30, and if you live near Bedford, Lexington, Arlington, etc., it’s only about 20 minutes away.  Rock City plays covers of rock and pop favorites […]

Bass gig: Robert Cedrone in Lexington on Sept. 25th

Thursday, September 16th, 2010

Robert Cedrone and I will be appearing again this Saturday at the Starbucks (map) that’s on the north side of Lexington, MA (not the one in the center of town!)  Robert and I go on at about 7:20 PM and we’ll play until a bit after 8 PM, but there are also a couple of […]

Bass gig: Rockin’ for KPM on Sept. 25th

Thursday, September 16th, 2010

On Sept. 25th, I’ll be playing bass for Rock City Band at the Rockin’ for KPM benefit at Back to the Boathouse in Dracut, Mass. Rockin’ for KPM is held each year to celebrate and raise money for the surviving two of three triplets, Kyle, Patrick and Matthew Wilkins, all of whom were born with […]

Gig alert: Payson Park Music Festival this Wed. in Belmont, MA

Monday, July 12th, 2010

My friends in Rock City Band will be appearing this Wed., weather permitting, at Payson Park in Belmont, MA for the Payson Park Music Festival.  As far as I know, this is a local neighborhood summer music event, at a small park in Belmont.  I’ll be coming by to do sound, and I’ll likely trade […]

Gig alert: 2010 World Bass Tour Starts tonight

Saturday, June 12th, 2010

…and, for that matter, it ends tonight too.  In fact, I’ll just be sitting in on bass for just a few songs with my good friend John Landau, who is making one of his regular appearances at the Caffe Concerto restaurant in Shepherd’s Bush, in London.  If you’re one of the three people in London […]

Audio Web applications

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

By way of Slashdot, it looks like the folks who are building the experimental audio support in Firefox are making really fine progress.  You get to manipulate the raw audio data using Javascript, more or less in real time.  They’ve even had some success with doing the FFT’s in Javascript (I didn’t expect that would […]

Music with Robert Cedrone in Lexington – April 10

Tuesday, April 6th, 2010

As I mentioned in the posting below, Robert Cedrone and I will be appearing again this Saturday at the Starbucks (map) that’s on the north side of Lexington, MA (not the one in the center of town!)  It’s only an hour, but if you feel like stopping by for some coffee and a little music, […]

Three Gigs This Week

Tuesday, March 30th, 2010

This weekend, Friday and Saturday April 2nd and 3rd, I will be playing bass with Rock City Band at two clubs north of Boston.

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