Tag: beginnings

the fall

the fall

This week the weather was summery, with highs in the 80s. It’s already September. On Monday I was thinking how long until the weather changed and then the next day the highs were in the 70s. The weather has changed. The kind of change where in LA you can wear shorts or not. Wear a…

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Help these Hurricane Harvey families rebuild!

Help these Hurricane Harvey families rebuild!

I’ve added more families who have lost homes, cars, and belongings from Hurricane Harvey. The amount of devastation is unbelievable. These are families I know personally or are friends of my friends. All real people, families with children and/or pets or single parents or single people. So many have lost everything. You lose a lot…

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how to help Hurricane Harvey families

how to help Hurricane Harvey families

Many friends I personally know were affected by Hurricane Harvey, from getting a few inches (which still ruins a lot of things and requires stripping walls down to the studs), to over 9 feet, which ruins the entire first floor and parts of the second floor. The emotional trauma is real, but the support from…

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heavy heart

heavy heart

I can’t write about anything else except Houston, Texas, and how the city has endured the near-biblical proportions of flood water by Hurricane Harvey. I’ve got friends and family down there and was watching things happen in almost real-time via Facebook and live stream of the local news. Each pic posted of rising water, an…

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moving

moving

I’m not moving. I have friends who are moving. One just moved to Tokyo yesterday; I can’t believe they’re gone. But they’re not really gone, especially with the Internet. Another friend is moving to New York. I also can’t believe they’re moving. But they’re not really gone because we talk on the phone regularly. And…

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buy and sell

buy and sell

Today I walked into Buffalo Exchange with bag of clothes, hoping to get something for things I haven’t worn in a long time. There was a line, with mostly skater guys, which surprised me, but maybe it shouldn’t since it’s LA and skaters + fashion is a real thing. I wondered if anything from my…

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running away (or running to stand still)

running away (or running to stand still)

A theme that I’ve noticed in myself and some of my friends in conversation is the thought of running away. Just getting out of the car, just leaving the house, just leaving the country. All because of the same thing: not liking the present situation for whatever very deep and difficult reason(s). It’s comforting to…

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more beginnings

more beginnings

I’m working with an interior designer based in Santa Monica named Shay. She’s got me on board to write for her website. It’s the beginning of an adventure talking about the how and what the studio will look like. In some ways it’s all ironic to me, and my brain has been fatigued by allergens…

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Friday drone

Friday drone

Finally fiddled with Garageband and figured out something…my timing needs work. But I posted the song anyway. Nothing fancy, just an ambient drone thing with guitar and a MIDI keyboard. I never thought I would use MIDI, ever. Well, never say never. Happy St. Patrick’s Day.

my first YouTube guitar tutorial video

my first YouTube guitar tutorial video

I’ve made a video for beginner guitar players about the musical scale. It’s hopefully the first of series of videos on guitar things. Here’s the link. I hope you find it useful. https://youtu.be/_bhQfs6SlfU