Jerry Garcia Band at the Capitol Theatre

Courtesy of Bill Graham’s archive and WNEW FM-NY, we have a wonderful, full-concert video of the Jerry Garcia Band, live at the Capitol Theatre in Passaic, NJ.

From March 1, 1980: a time when local radio stations would broadcast entire live concerts to the people! This is the early show from a 2-show evening, both of which are included on the album, Garcia Live: Volume One.

June is Bustin’ Out

Sitting in Shanghai Pudong airport before our flight
New York City bound!

When my wife said her company had to send her to New York to get some documents for her visa, there was no way I was going to miss that trip!

We landed at JFK on a Friday night and took a cab to a hotel in Midtown East. It was eerily quiet the next morning as we walked around our old office neighborhoods, and we had a comfortable brunch at one of those large places that are full of besuited businessfolk during the week, and took our pictures in a wide and empty Fifth Avenue, under a clear, blue sky. Continue reading June is Bustin’ Out

Five Cool WordPress Things

I gave a small talk today at the WordPress KL Meetup in which I discussed a few cool WordPress-related things that are happening in my world currently. This is presented in case folks might find some use from one or more of these!

Thanks to Sam Suresh and Mu Dot My for hosting the event.

Five Cool Things:

  • CiviCRM
  • Genesis
  • Soliloquy
  • WordPress powers a quarter of the web 😀
  • WordPress 4.7 and Twenty Seventeen

*Important note: I am not commercially affiliated with any of the plugins mentioned here; i.e., these are my own recommendations and I haven’t been paid to promote them. Tadpole Collective is a CiviCRM partner organization.

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Kuala Lumpur Bird Park

I visited one of the best attractions in the city today. Entering the KL Bird Park, you can walk among flamingos, peacocks, parrots and storks…

This guy was trying to find some hidden snacks…

A few other friends I met there…

 

David Bowie Tribute Concert

I got to be part of a very cool project this winter as Johann invited me to join a band he put together for a series of David Bowie tribute shows. We performed together with two other bands on two different nights in two separate venues!

One of the coolest parts about this project for me was that I was playing bass instead of guitar. They needed a bass player so there ya go. Play bass, mate? Yer in the band.

No recordings from the shows themselves, but I did make this tape of our final rehearsal.