Sunday, June 25, 2017

The Great Piano Scam

For most of us this would have to go into the category of "unknown stories"... which is a new keyword I'm going to create for this blog. Have you ever heard of Joyce Hato? Probably not. This is an amazing short documentary that unravels one of the greatest frauds ever in the music industry, and a story you have probably never heard. Enjoy!

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Kohala Friday

Nowadays whenever I can I collect video clips on my GoPro to use as training material in Adobe Premier Pro CC.  Build one skill at a time on a regular basis in anything and after a while you almost know what you're doing.

Enjoy this short trip around a portion of the northern part of the Big Island.  It was a really nice spring day.

Thursday, May 4, 2017


This date... 47 yrs ago today... the details of what happened at Kent State and how we reacted to it for the next 10 days on the Univ of Wisconsin campus will forever be a part of who I am. This song is an anthem for those lost and for the conflict that raged in the country while politics in Washington were as corrupt as they may likely become again.

Thank you, Neil for writing "Ohio", and thank you Crosby, Stills and Nash for rushing into the studio and laying it down with him. May all those lost then forever rest in peace. This song is yours.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Sunday, April 23, 2017


My reference to "Nikki" in the narration is to the administrative assistant at work whose husband is also a friend of mine and another rabid MST3K fanboy. MST3K, for the uninitiated, is/was/and is again Mystery Science Theater 3000, a great Saturday morning television show of the late 1980's and 90's. A recent KickStarter campaign has brought more MST3K episodes, new episodes, back on Netflix. What you're watching here is a World of Warships (WoWS) mate of mine, "theLaaLaa", live streaming his gameplay on Twitch today, and doing so uniquely in that his webcam is showing archived episodes of MST3K instead of him. It's lazy and free Sunday entertainment that I enjoy because it's simply Brilliant!