In My Mind's Zen Garden
  • fun recording session, yet stressful

    Where there’s no mutual respect, there’s trouble! —jazz trumpeter, Dizzy Gillespie I had the opportunity to do a recording session in a prominent local recording studio in San Diego. Overall, it was a lot of fun, but hard work and it was also stressful for me. Well, I really

  • gary wilson featured in the san diego reader

    Fellow musician, Gary Wilson, is featured in the San Diego Reader this week. Gary will be performing tonight at The Casbah! Cool! He’s the other musician I work with at Bistro 221, backing up vocalist Donnie Finnell.

  • the tv show

    Basically the TV show on NBC San Diego (7/39) went well. I just had to be there bright and early at around 8am. And this time we had a real stage. It was a home design show and the camera crew started filming around 10am. It was kind of

  • tenderly

    I’ve been really getting into the old classic standard, “Tenderly”. Such beautiful chord changes, but I’m trying to work out alternate voicings and chord structures. Tenderly The evening breeze caressed the trees, tenderly The trembling trees embraced the breeze, tenderly Then you and I came wandering by And lost

  • La Costa Gig with Anna Dowdell

    I was mentioning to Barry Cohen that I was desperately looking for gigs during the week, and he told me he had a gig for me at an Italian restaurant called “Tuscany” in La Costa, which was a bit of a drive (40 minutes) from my house. First off,

  • it could happen to you

    I’ve been practicing this song a lot lately, because the chord changes are quite beautiful! And I was searching for the lyrics and found them on The Peaches website. Thanks, Todd! . . . . It Could Happen To You Hide your heart from sight lock your dreams at


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