Postcard from A Taste of Casa Grande 2019 

A Taste of Casa Grande is the yearly fundraiser for Against Abuse. Restaurants in Casa Grande, Arizona have dozens of booths inside Eva's Mexican Restaurant. I eat more there than I do at Thanksgiving. It ends with the biggest raffle I have seen.

A Bayou fantasy circa 1897 

This short story by Kate Chopin was written in the Louisiana Bayou country in the late 1890s. It was published in Vogue, and is considered to be a forerunner of modern feminism. Fifteen dollars back then would be getting close to $500 today. Blowing it all one afternoon in town would be hard to justify in a society where women were expected to sacrifice for their families. It is reminiscent of the 1980s "shop 'till you drop" mentality. It's interesting that pretending to have money again for an afternoon…

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Ghost Adventures Episode 

I just watched the Ghost Adventures episode that took place near where I live. Freakish, yet it explains a lot.

I had a "free day" on Amazon on Sept. 11? 

I didn't actually have a "free day" on Amazon on Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019, although I did give away a copy of Improvising to Beat the Band anyway. When I looked at Amazon that day, my book wasn't listed as a promotional day, so no error there.

A big thanks to whoever it was who had system administration privileges to download it! Like I mentioned in my acknowledgments, I appreciate the encouragement. I hope you get as much out of reading it as I got out of writing it. 

Writer's Digest Review of Just Let Time Pass 

The lives and loves of several characters involved with the intricacies of the music business dominate this novel with careful delineation of their motivations and ambitions as well as their faults. The tangle of their relationships at work and personally enables the reader to envision their triumphs and setbacks as they contend with each and the vicissitudes of an exacting field of activity. Each character comes across vividly. One learns about the craft of songwriting as well as the inspirations that led…

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Songwriting in L.A. 

Taxi Road Rally 2018

I enjoyed the weekend in L.A.!

This songwriting conference is primarily for film and T.V. composers.

Fett (pointing) has a recording engineering class. His wife Nancy (red hair) has a class on booking gigs. Oddly enough, Nancy's class made me cry.

Steven Memel (no picture) has a performance class that is a bit of baptism by fire.

The Scholomance Film Institute 

The Scholomance Film Institute, located in the mountains over Lake Hermanstadt, has always maintained an extremely generous tuition waiver for 90 percent of its students. 

“That was one of the features that attracted me to the school to begin with,” Svengali said, “I didn’t have the cash on hand to go to a more modern school like the University of Southern California.” 

The Scholomance Film Institute has received some criticism for their generosity. The argument is that 10 percent of the graduates have to

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The Disaster Artist: My Life Inside The Room, the Greatest Bad Movie Ever MadeThe Disaster Artist: My Life Inside The Room, the Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made by Greg Sestero
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Awesome. But I didn't get it until I watched The Room. Until then, I thought it was just highly entertaining. Like a modern day Great Expectations.

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