“End of an era” is really about the only way to start this piece. Chris Squire, the bass player from Yes passed away this past week. Normally I wouldn’t take the time to write about a musician who had just passed away, but I have a small handful of bands that so influenced me growing […]Read more "Chris Squire"
If you don’t have chills (literally) at the 3:20 mark I don’t know what to say.Read more "Dense Music"
Take a look at this air traffic flow visualization from NATS. It provides an interesting perspective to think about next time you’re in the air. North Atlantic Skies from NATS on Vimeo.Read more "Air Traffic Visualization"
Whether you’re a musician and like the intricacies of what’s going on or not, this is an incredible piece of music and performance. People try to figure out what the time signature is in this piece but I think it’s in 4/4 just with a ton of syncopation around it. The tune swings is a […]Read more "Snarky Puppy Lingus"
I have been a musician for close to 30 years. A guitar player. I was weened on music the likes of Rush and Genesis, then moving jazz which led to amazing guitarists like Mike Stern, and Pat Metheny. This led to influences from Brazil with artists like Djavan. Then I found more funk oriented groups […]Read more "How Being a Musician Helps You in Business"
When you think of Colombia, what’s the first word that comes to mind? Now, have you ever been to Colombia? One of the advantages of travel is being able to see first-hand how the world really is as opposed to how you’re told it is. Retail is one of those areas that can help “paint […]Read more "Colombian Retail"
I arrived at Castel Sant’Angelo about 8am and when I got to the rooftop I was alone. Nobody else appeared for 30 minutes and I was able to take a series of nice photos in all directions. I lived in Rome in the late 80’s early 90’s and it has sort of become (it became) my […]Read more "View Across Rome"