Monday, July 28, 2014

Monday Morning Musings : 7/28/12 : Gratitude and Love

Thanks again to everyone who came out on Friday night to The Saloon. That place usually brings up a swell of memories for me, but this time I was able to just concentrate on the music and be present, in the moment. That felt really good.
It's so fun to see the young faces of wonder in the crowd, but my ears are still ringing. Not a good thing. Maybe it's time to consider some more acoustic blues.

As is usual post Friday Saloon gig, we enjoyed a quiet weekend at home. Since our wedding anniversary is this week, lots of reflection about how much we've been through in these past fourteen years.

Sometimes I think of how it was a miracle we found each other in this sea of souls, but then again, when I think back, I understand that some things are just meant to be.

I hope you find the strength to start over, whether that means opening your heart to a new relationship, starting up a project you dropped a while back, rekindling a friendship, or whatever.

Seize this moment. It is all we have.


p.s. Fun find on facebook :

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Reminder : Friday July 25th in SF!

...with Livin' Like Kings

The Saloon
1232 Grant Avenue
San Francisco, CA

9:30 downbeat!

Monday, July 21, 2014

Livin' Like Kings : Friday, June 25th in San Francisco

Bringin' our brand of  blues back to North Beach...
Hammond and Horns in effect, combined with funky grooves and blistering blues guitarness...and sometimes inappropriate spontaneous sarcastic wit!

The Saloon
1232 Grant Avenue,
San Francisco, CA

Scheduled lineup:

Mari Mack on vocals
Pat Duffey on guitar
Arne Frager on bass
Rob RJ Framco on drums
Richard Wood on Hammond
Horns :
Doug Rowan
Modesto Briseno

...maybe some surprises...

Other News :

Cotati Redwood Tree Update:.

Thanks to everyone who helped to get the word out about the Cotati Redwood Tree. They have decided to move the tree, but keep it at the Cotati Train Station.
If you may remember, I showed up to speak on behalf of the tree at a SMART Board meeting, at the request of a very passionate arborist, Tom Stapleton.
Here's the letter he sent out to me and other supporters of the tree:

 This morning I received official word from PG&E & tree moving contractor Environmental Design that the Cotati Tree Chimera will be moved on August 7th to it's new home at the Cotati Train Station. The move is scheduled to take place between the hours of 8:00am & 5:00pm. I was told that PG&E will be making a press release soon. As of this writing, SMART has yet to make an announcement on their website.
With this news, this is a huge victory for the tree. I'm happy to see that SMART has decided to save this truly unique redwood. Although the timing of the move during the hot summer months is not ideal, it's better than the alternative of having it removed. Ideally the best time to move the tree would be in the late fall when temperatures are cooler. This would help the tree avoid moisture stress associated with disruption of the root system.
I would like to thank everyone who has rallied to save the tree and make its relocation a reality. Again this is victory for the Tapian Family, City of Cotati, scientists & redwood enthusiasts everywhere.
Tom Stapleton
Certified Arborist & Albino Redwood Research
License SW-5562A