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  • Steve Jobs: A Man of Absolute Integrity

    Posted on October 6th, 2011

    Steve Jobs was a man of absolute integrity. He pursued the deepest truths in his imagination with unabashed passion, uncompromising singularity of purpose, and unyielding urgency. Apple’s tenacious actualization of his transformative and lofty vision of integration brings us closer together.   Keep reading »

  • For the love of Joe

    Posted on July 25th, 2011

    ””And so we leave Italia by way of the A12 highway. Stuck in traffic entering Genoa at 8:30 on a Monday morning, we have plenty of time to savor the majestic mountainous splendor, the sweeping Mediterranean, and the hard-earned elegance of the Italian landscape with its diversity of hardy trees and shrubs punctuated with weather-worn houses of various rectangular shapes dressed in warm tones from olive to pink topped with triangular, terra cotta tiles glistening in the sun.   Keep reading »

  • Down Home: Manfredonia

    Posted on July 22nd, 2011

    Fernando and Irene had driven 11 straight hours without even stopping to eat.   Keep reading »

  • In Search of a Scene

    Posted on July 18th, 2011

    Last night in Pescara, Italy on the Adriatic Sea. There was another real jazz musician sighting. We were treated to an opening performance by the great Cyrus Chestnut. His sound is warm and wise and his approach is Soul. He even played several songs on our set. It was like the first day of a family  reunion.   Keep reading »

  • In the Land of Luigi

    Posted on July 16th, 2011

    Highway of the Flowers from Nice to Genova (from the break of day) may be the most beautiful stretch of road in the world. It is an engineering marvel of tunnels, bridges and grainy asphalt slithering alongside the shimmering Mediterranean.   Keep reading »

  • Be Present and Bring a Good Woman

    Posted on July 15th, 2011

    We stop in Pont De Molina Spain on the way to Barcelona. It's 11:30 and we're starving. Irene tells us to stop at Amiel & Molina, a local restaurant she's spotted from the road. Fernando doesnt want to. They aren't open.   Keep reading »

  • We Are Still Out Here

    Posted on July 13th, 2011

    Leaving Nice at 9 am.   Keep reading »

  • Iberian Ham at 2:15

    Posted on July 12th, 2011

    On our way out of town, we see some of the cats sharing a meal and drink at an open street corner cafe w the soulful Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra (also in our hotel).   Keep reading »

  • Tour Redux, Atlanta Jam and BBQ shoulder sandwiches w Book-Nova

    Posted on February 24th, 2011

    Gigs in Atlanta are always festive. All kinds of family and friends sitting on the right side of the stage. Walter's momma and sister, Chris' wife and daughter, Marcus Printup's mother, so many people. Soulful people, Mrs. Pearl Fountain. Some of Sherman's people. Frank's grandson, the irrepressible William Edward Lee (age 7 with blue jacket and khaki pants) running all around, dancing to the music with controlled abandon.   Keep reading »

  • In the Daytime

    Posted on February 22nd, 2011

    Driving through Alabama on Hwy 72 at 7:30 in the morning. Some 11 hrs.   Keep reading »