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Month: September, 2014

Mastery Is Not A Lost Art (or What I Know About Life I Learned From the Fruitery)

As a jazz musician, is it weird to cite the guy who sold me a bunch of cantaloupes as a bigger influence on my career than Duke Ellington? If you look at it that way then of course. As you might expect, though, there is a bit more nuance in here – Ted Xenelis and the crew at the Middlesex Fruitery have driven home the lesson of what it means to be a master practitioner.

Top 10 Favorite Joni Mitchell Tracks

It took me a while to discover Joni’s music, but once I did it left a mark that impacts me to this day.

the other 45 ways to leave your lover

Recently Kate and I heard the song “50 Ways to Leave Your Lover” and she pointed out that in the song he only lists FIVE ways . . .