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I’ve got a SUBLET in Beacon Hill. There’s a Piano, Too.

November 17, 2009
Yeah Yeah! As of December, There’s a nice, cozy room open in our casita over on the hill. Beacon Hill. Looking to fill ASAP.

1 bdrm in 3bdrm craftsman
Overlooking park w/ porch, yard & garden

~Shared bathroom w/ Clawfoot tub
~Large kitchen, dishwasher and walk-in pantry
~Living room & den
~Newly installed bay window
~LOTS of extra storage space
~off street parking


Big Love and Hugs and all that…



First Installment of “Iris” Story Recordings!

October 15, 2009

Why Hello!

“Quirky Like Iris” is taking shape and to motivate the writer in myself, you, and Iris 😉 I’ve decided to share a podcast-like recording of excerpts (as they come) of the story.  Book?  Story.  Leave it at that.  We welcome your thoughts!

So, have a cigarette, take a pose and enjoy the view!

Chapter Excerpt, “Quirky Like Iris”

Quirky Like Iris Mp3

Busting the Biennale

September 29, 2009

So much for not fitting the mold, but that’s the least of one’s problems these days 😉 A round trip ticket across the pond only gets you so much time, and so, who’s to say you can’t fit it all in …
This trip took me to Skopje, Macedonia, and yes, good for you for remembering that Skopje is toward the north.  Wine country to the south.  Landlocked apart from beautiful lakes, with Albania, Greece, Serbia, Kosovo, Bulgaria, and the Sharr mountains in eye and earshot range.  Welcomed by sweet drum and bass music – home to a sweltering, thumping, community of electronic musicians whose vibes keep you going, underground, overground, and on the radio.  Sound like home?  not quite, but getting there.  Dobra!!
Met up with Mo-Seph, i.e. Dave, and hit the ground running in prep for the Bienniale Festival of Young Artists from Europe and the Mediterranean.  No, I am not from Europe.  And no, according to some people’s standards, Dave was not ‘young’.  But, combined, we had the right appeal …
After a few jam sessions, some whisky and more music, we had a fantastic jam at the Biennale, outside the Creative House in Skopje’s center.  The Biennale was filled with amazing installations, visual art, rock bands and sound art, everywhere from Egypt to the U.K … what fun!
On Sunday night we played a second time at a local underground dance club, the Indie Pub, recently opened.  A great way to end the week.  Six hours later our host was at the hospital giving birth to their first little girl (whooooeeee!!) and we hit the road to Edinburgh.

Now back ‘home’, Edinburgh brings sunshine although that is truly a gift.  Jamming continues, munching on baklava, and making sure the whiskey of Scotland is up to par 😉

Fotografía y Poesía: Libros

September 29, 2009

About one year ago I started putting the intention out for a new collaboration with a photographer with whom I could match some writings for a gallery installation.  Low and behold came Stuart Updgrave, a local Seattle photographer with stunning landscape and portrait work.  Stuart and I will be forming an online book of photography and writing to be published later this fall (Oct./Nov. 2009).  Each piece will respond mutually and be created specifically for the project.  Copies will be ordered specifically upon request.

Improvisation – Go!

September 29, 2009
Welcome to my world of improvisation.  Yay!  Piano, (not the keyboard, cough, ahem), vocalizing, percuss-ing, upright bass-ing, yes, we make due.  I’ve had the most fantastic time working with some incredible musicians over the past year – Dean Moore, Emily Greenleaf, and look forward to more collaborations in the upcoming months!  Focusing heavily on acoustic and atonal improv work, piano and voice. Excited for the next project, electronic based with improv artist Dave Murray-Rust in Skopje, Macedonia, Sept 11, 2009.