3 Albuquerque highlights: UNM football, Old Town, Sandia Peak

My first trip through New Mexico came 20 years ago when some friends and I drove straight through the Land of Enchantment to Las Vegas for a buddy’s wedding. All … Continue reading 3 Albuquerque highlights: UNM football, Old Town, Sandia Peak

RIP, Robert Guillaume: A look at 2 Isaac Jaffe moments – the trust monologue, Confederate flag speech

Legendary stage and television actor Robert Guillaume died today at the age of 89. Children of the 1970s knew him as Benson DuBois from the ABC TV shows “Soap” and … Continue reading RIP, Robert Guillaume: A look at 2 Isaac Jaffe moments – the trust monologue, Confederate flag speech

Health & Fitness: Can you lose weight with a walking-only exercise regimen?

I’m a runner insomuch that I enjoy running. To me, it is not a chore; it is respite from a day’s stress. I have gone weeks where I run 4-5 … Continue reading Health & Fitness: Can you lose weight with a walking-only exercise regimen?

Cover + Chords: Learn how to play Gino Vannelli’s “I Just Wanna Stop”

Listening to my favorite Yacht Rock radio station yesterday, SiriusXM’s 311, on the SiriusXM app, I heard Gino Vannelli’s “I Just Wanna Stop,” a No. 4 hit here in the … Continue reading Cover + Chords: Learn how to play Gino Vannelli’s “I Just Wanna Stop”

Yacht Rock Original: “Everybody’s Girl”

I’ve loved all-things yacht rock before the genre even had a name. Christopher Cross, Toto, Boz Scaggs, Michael McDonald, Kenny Loggins, Hall & Oates: love all of it. And after … Continue reading Yacht Rock Original: “Everybody’s Girl”

Stunning views atop the Empire State Building at night 

One year ago tonight, I was in New York City, the second of a three-day stay for business. Earlier in the afternoon, I visited the Hearst Building, something I had … Continue reading Stunning views atop the Empire State Building at night 

Lights flickering & dim? You probably have a partial power outage

So, a few nights ago, I get home and my AC won’t turn on. The fan turned on but the HVAC unit proper would not. Bizarre, but I could survive. … Continue reading Lights flickering & dim? You probably have a partial power outage

Cover & Lyrics: The secret to playing Steely Dan’s “Kid Charlemagne”

Last week, I got to see the legendary Steely Dan although I certainly, remorsefully didn’t ever get to see Walter Becker. I wrote about the gig at the River Spirit … Continue reading Cover & Lyrics: The secret to playing Steely Dan’s “Kid Charlemagne”

Review: Steely Dan’s Tulsa show a party for Walter, total fan delight

On a night when country star Jason Aldean got all the headlines for playing in Tulsa, his first gig since the horrific Las Vegas shooting a week and change earlier, … Continue reading Review: Steely Dan’s Tulsa show a party for Walter, total fan delight

Baseball aspirations: Dodger Stadium and an NLDS sweep over Arizona

Long before I rooted for the Texas Rangers, I rooted for the New York Mets. Those were the 80s, and I was a teenager. Before that were the Kansas City … Continue reading Baseball aspirations: Dodger Stadium and an NLDS sweep over Arizona

Ticket To Fly: #TBT ‘Smooth Jazz’ tune I had completely forgotten (video)

But it was a comment from a YouTuber named Hector that caught my attention tonight. He wrote on one song of mine that he was responsible for at least 50 of the 362 views of an original tune I posted called “Ticket To Fly.”