"Something about the pen and paper / I can look at all my ideas / And I can see them"
Carla and I have been friends with Denise Kaufman for almost 30 years, but being the humble person she is, she never told us she had been the bass player for an incredible all-woman Haight Asbury rock band, Ace of Cups. (She's the singer in the video above). The band was active from 1967 to… READ THE REST
Many artists have covered Joy Division's "Love Will Tear Us Apart." In 1982, enigmatic Japanese post-punk musician Kiyoaki Iwamoto truly made the song his own. From the description of the new re-issue of this scarce 7" record: December 1982, Tokyo. Kiyoaki Iwamoto has a guitar, a simple rhythm box, a friend with a bass guitar,… READ THE REST
Drummer Marco Minnemann shows how to add a little showmanship and flair behind the set with these stick tricks. That channel has some wonderful performances of popular songs with the song dialed way down to hear the live percussionist, like this amazingly tight performance of "Smooth Criminal" by Jonathan "Sugarfoot" Moffett. Image: YouTube / Drumeo READ THE REST
There are few tools in the history of humankind that stretch back as far as the molcajete. Going back thousands of years to the ancient Mayans and beyond, the process of crafting stone mortar and pestle instruments to grind up spices is a staple of Mexican and South American food preparation. There are also few… READ THE REST
Amazon Web Services or Microsoft Azure? Those two titans are often the center of every question when considering cloud-based web platforms. While Amazon and Microsoft are the absolute 1-2 in that discussion, how about some of the other contenders in the cloud services space? That inevitably leads to the 3rd largest cloud platform Google Cloud.… READ THE REST
Sure, everybody is gaga about Apple's AirPods Pro. They love it all — except the $249 list price, of course. Especially if something should happen to those little darlings when you're working out at the gym, or running to catch a bus, or trying to escape an unexpected rainstorm. While the AirPods Pro sound great,… READ THE REST