Entries for December 2014

  • New Year’s Playlist

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    An approaching new year is a great time to stop and reassess your life’s journey, evaluate your relationships, create new goals, etc. Many people scoff at New Year’s resolutions, but I love the idea of a symbolic blank slate. This time of year reminds me to let go of any guilt or stress that doesn’t […]

  • NAMM Foundation Events

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    CARLSBAD, Calif., (December 15, 2014) — The Anaheim-based NAMM Show gathers music education leaders, college music faculty and music-career seeking students through events hosted by the NAMM Foundation. Renowned musician, DJ and composer Moby, and award-winning inspirational speaker Richard Gerver will headline five days of networking, volunteer work, educational sessions and research briefings. Music students […]

  • Rainy Day Music

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    Since San Diego is experiencing a “storm” today, I thought I’d share a few of my favorite songs to listen to on a dreary day. What are some of yours? Ani Difranco – Grey Patty Griffin – Rain Brenda Xu – Light of the Moon Johnny Flynn and Laura Marling – The Water Milk Carton […]

  • What’s Going on Around Town

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    The Stanleys Return to San Diego- The Black Cat Bar / November 15 2014 For Australian quartet the Stanley’s, it was a long way to come for a small turnout, but for the two dozen or so lucky fans who caught their set at the Black Cat Bar on November 15, it was powerpop nirvana. […]

  • Holiday Party

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  • Gregory Page to perform Friday at Museum of Making Music

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    From The Museum of Making Music: The Museum is proud to welcome back the always-vintage-smartly-dressed Gregory Page. This unique English-born Irish/Armenian musician creates oddly compelling songs that are full of cinematic melodies. Gregory Page has the gift to observe life and to capture this in a realistic, sensitive, yet humorous way in his lyrics. This concert […]

  • O Jolly Holidays!

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    First off, a little quiz. There is a penalty for cheating, but none for incorrect answers. 1. Santa Claus was born a) in the North Pole b) in the north of Poland c) in a long poem that begins with the word “’Twas” d) in a manger 2. Balboa Park’s early December two-night festival was known […]

  • MIKE QUICK: House of Dreams

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    Mike Quick is a veteran acoustic singer/songwriter, last heard from on his CD Rain from 2010. Ear-catching roots songs drawing from blues, folk, and gospel came together with Quick’s gravel-inflected vocals and smart production for a memorable listen; he is back with a 13-track of eclectic, original material with a similar approach in House of […]


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    You’re hosting a dinner party when someone says, “Hey, why don’t you put on some music?” Great idea, but as you head over to your CD player, you realize that you’re in a quandary. Among your guests are your brother-in-law, a graduate of the Berklee School of Music in Boston, and a sax player in […]

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