It's coming up on two years now, since I took over as the mid-day host at WCNY. A lot has happened, and I thought it was probably a good time to sit down for a bit and take stock of how things are going. Things are great! I walk into the radio station every morning … Continue reading Two Years and Counting
Wow! That year just flew by! I can't believe I'm sitting here, minutes before midnight, looking back on the whirlwind that was 2015. I must confess that most of my previous "whirlwind years" have been primarily due to hardships - illness, financial struggles, and so on. But this past year has been verrrrry different! This … Continue reading 2016 Already?!?
I've often thought of pitching a reality show that follows a composer around in their day-to-day activities. I mean a real reality show, with the person in the career they had long before the reality show started. Something you know they'll still be doing long after it ends. Then I realize what the show would … Continue reading My New Reality Show
Here we are at the end of yet another year. It seems 2014 has flown by so quickly! But it's been a good year. If I had to put my feelings at this moment into a single sentence, it would be this: I had a ton of fun in 2014, and I am looking forward … Continue reading On New Year’s Eve
It's an exciting time! Rehearsals for the 2014-15 concert season have started, the Brazilian ensemble has had two performances in the last week, with two more scheduled for this week. The flute choir repertoire is set after our reading session last week, and rehearsals start in earnest next week. And CDs! Last night I got … Continue reading When Things Come Together
I love September. In many ways, it feels like a re-birth to me. Rehearsals start up again for Samba Laranja and the CNY Flute Choir. The concert season begins in earnest for most music and arts organizations. Days are breezy, nights are wonderfully cool, leaves are showing the first signs of turning. It's as though … Continue reading Three Songs Re-launch
It's official. My Kickstarter campaign did not get funded. Needless to say, I’m disappointed. And poorer in the end, of course, since I'll be paying for it all myself now. But what I really am is incredibly disheartened. I realize I’ve never been a social guru. I was never part of the “popular” crowd in … Continue reading A Kickstarter Summary