Saturday, August 1, 2020


Gatherin - A little song I sent to Katrinka recently for her and her son and fambly to hear. She's back now.  

Friday, July 31, 2020

A Favorite Poem

Ah, poetry. Yes. I read a lot of it when I was young - Shakespear, Elliot, Cummings, Dickenson, Whitman, on and on. One source provided a good deal of fodder for my poetic thirst. Here's one I recall by heart from that source.

They said it couldn't be done
And he with a grin replied
I'll not be one to say
"It couldn't be done"
Till I've gone and tried.
So he buckled right in
With a trace of a grin
By golly he went right to it
And he tried that thing 
That "coudn't be done"
And you know what?
He couldn't do it.

from Mad Magazine to which I'll be forever grateful

Thursday, July 30, 2020

The Painting on the Wall

Last Saturday posted a chat with early Suzuki student and painter Mike Dixon. He did the cloud paintings at Greens Restaurant and a great deal more. This is a painting painting I bought from him in a 1966 art show/sale to benefit the purchase of Tassajara - for $300. In his Cuke Audio Podcast he said that that's a Rothko painting in the painting. Later, in 1976 March or so, I moved in with Liz Tuomi in Bolinas. Her home was directly above where this painting depicts - Agate Beach - and directly above this part of it. In 1978 The painting is still on the wall in the studio where Liz and I slept and did a lot of music for nine wonderful years. It's still on that wall. Her son Ethan Okamura lives there and took this photo. See Ethan Okamura photography online.

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Lest we forget

Now here's a church I've proudly belonged to since Herb Gold first took me to a Saint Stupid day parade in San Francisco on April 1st of a couple of decades ago. Remembering again dear Saint Stupid.