Archive for August, 2011

Sleepy Time Down South: jazz in the making.

August 13, 2011 1 comment

I posted a “re colorization” of Tenderly earlier. This one was done before that and the purchase of my new USB microphone, but I thought I should post it anyway. I was going to wait until I recorded it with the new microphone… been a little busy lately though, isn’t that always the case?

Again, I like to stick to the theme of the original music– somewhat, enough to get the old flavor–but the “colorize it” and at the end fusion it up a bit.

My main themes are Grand Piano, Standup Bass, muted Trumpet and new age kick (drum)… hope you like it?SleepyTimeDownSouthBflatTrumpet030711_1159AM

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Tenderly jazz classic recolorized

August 7, 2011 24 comments
Re-post of an earlier jazz classic Tenderly I tried to update/ colorize; fixed a few issues like timing between trumpet and piano, lowered the bass a bit and added a little vocals. Just having a little fun with me, myself and I (band members); spent a little money for a better microphone (Condenser USB mic C03U Samson); multi-patterns (cartoid, figure 8 and omni); Progress is the product!TenderlyLeadSheetwMusic

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Fair Trade: things we can do to help other people

August 6, 2011 Leave a comment

Commenting on a video of a local San Diego cable host, Mr. Walter Davis, I saw from my uncle’s fb page

Mr. Davis’ guest, Mr. Schmidt says when talking about Fair Trade and what we can do, “…don’t do any harm and ask, are we part of the problem?”

I never heard of the saying before hearing it in the video, “…boarder as a semi-porous membrane where money goes North… and… migrants follow the money!”

I like this guy, he lays it right out in terms you can understand– plain english! Fair Trade La Mesa.

Be part of the solution, once aware– then what? I mean we gotta eat and I don’t have the means ourselves to produce tomatoes, coffee or what have you? Solution? Become farmers ourselves? I think not! I have no idea what I’m doing as a farmer– probably use the wrong fertilizers myself.
Aha! Look for the Fair Trade Certified label– easy to get? I’ve never seen it, maybe never looked cause I didn’t know it existed (ignorance is bliss, or just plain ignorance!). How about the price and/or economies of scale; If  companies produce more coffee, it’s cheaper, right? How much cheaper than co-ops?

Anywhere to find that data?

We’re in the worst economic situation in centuries, everybody’s looking for cheaper prices in bad times.

Mr. Schmidht gives you the formula, (1) organize as groups, (2) say what you want– look for Fair Trade products (one product first), (3) make it happen by following through.

Other links: http://www.fairtradetownusa/org/towns/ca/la-mesa or

Categories: Community Building