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Author, drummer, vocalist, dancer

Chapter One – Studio Arena Theatre

Welcome to the first chapter of a memoir. Yes it is all about me, but more importantly, about people and events that you may or may not know, but may have been influenced by them in one way or another. … Continue reading

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Chapter Eight – Sarasota FL

In 1998 I moved to Sarasota Florida, a lovely, warm little town on the gulf coast, whose biggest industry is tourism. Big money first came to the area via John Ringling, one of the circus bros. The elephants and small … Continue reading

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Chapter Seven – Shuffling in Buffalo

Meanwhile back in Buffalo I had been invited to be the Jazz Editor of Buffalo Backstage Magazine, a free monthly tabloid. First off, do you know that the word “tabloid” describes the certain size of a publication? So the National … Continue reading

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Chapter Six – Omega Institute

Omega Institute Back in Buffalo, raising a son, not quite so much time for jam sessions, I wrote and recorded my first album, “Sunrise” and put a photo of my little guy on the cover, in the buff from the … Continue reading

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Chapter Five – Toronto

DROPPING NAMES Chapter five Toronto The T-shirts read: “I survived the Blizzard of 77”. Mine should have read: “I Escaped the Blizzard of 77”. The monster storm hit with no warning and trapped everyone right where they were that hour. … Continue reading

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Chapter four – Buffalo Renaissance

DROPPING NAMES Chapter four Buffalo Renaissance Winding up back in Buffalo after three years of cultural starvation was like coming in from the desert to an all you can eat buffet in Emerald City. It was a time when there … Continue reading

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Chapter Three – May Day and Virginia

DROPPING NAMES Chapter Three – May Day and Virginia Didn’t see any famous people while living in the Step Van, formerly known as an egg truck. We had painted it with a brush, a nice navy blue. The brush marks … Continue reading

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