how many guitarists does it take to change a lightbulb?

It’s funny to see so many musicians playing the same instrument in one room. Campers are rehearsing as I type.

…and the staff fooling around:

taco hut

I just finished escorting some of our under-age campers to a Taco Bell/Pizza Hut for lunch. Starting Sunday evening, meals will be at Masterson’s (on campus dining) and we will not need to escort anyone off campus. We have been really productive and expect another huge push through tomorrow before settling into some [...]


I’s seven thirty in the morning, much later than I normally get out of the apartment, but I am not dealing with it well today. We’re getting ready to check people in for the two-day seminars, getting instructions from Ben Gritton. I’ll be checking in people’s gear, but they get to schlep it. [...]

one mint julep

Very late last night, I arrived in Louisville, KY for the Jamey Aebersold Summer Jazz Workshops. I am in the middle of helping set up for two weeks (and weekends) of camp. Look for updates as I get a bit of downtime.

out from her window, “how far is ohio?” she laughed and pointed out east.

Aside from the fact that I’m lazy, I have an excuse for my brief silence. On Tuesday the 12th of June, Meghan , Rylee, Audrey and I packed up and headed North. We stopped in Beckley, WV for the night and finished the next morning, getting in a little before noon. Though [...]

rode for charles

By far, the most common search string directing people to this site is “Charles Barr.” Charles was a member of the Cleveland Orchestra Bass Section and was tragically killed last summer, having been struck by a truck while cycling. Richard Waugh, CO violist, embarked on a project to cement the memory of his [...]

where, oh where?

I’ve been gone. I’m back. You’ll be hearing about why and seeing my new project soon!

traffic spike!

The traffic on this site has nearly tripled in the last five days! I would love for this to keep up.

Look for musings on the recent work to my bass very soon!

i got props!!!

Many, many thanks to be.jazz for the link. I’ve discovered a lot of interesting reads through it. There are great photographs to boot.

Oh, and he linked the USF Jazz blog a while back!

but this one goes to eleven!

Win Hinkle veered from his usual topic of discourse to talk about amplification in jazz; recounting his experience at a Ravi Coltrane soundcheck. Win is a tells-it-like-it-is kind of guy and I don’t always agree with him, but his post makes a pretty strong point.

As a bassist, I find I usually [...]