RIP Richie Hayward: 1946-2010

Sad, sad news today from the worlds of music and friendship: Richie Hayward – founding member, drummer, writer, and singer in the seminal American rock and roll band Little Feat – lost his year-long battle with liver cancer today.  He was only 64. I first became familiar with Richie and Little Feat when I was…

1

Non-Technical News: R.I.P. Dan Fogelberg

Sad news today that songwriter Dan Fogelberg has passed away at age 56 after a three-year battle with prostate cancer. I discovered Fogelberg’s music at about the same age my sons are now (14 & 15).  My habit in the day was to find new artists to listen to by devouring the liner notes of…

1

An Email From BillG

Yesterday was the last day of the annual Microsoft Giving Campaign Auction, and tomorrow is the last day of the Giving Campaign as a whole.  An all-employee email from Bill Gates reminding us of this latter fact provides some fodder for reflection.  In his mail, BillG reflects that while the first Giving Campaign, in 1983,…

0

Do I Need To Start A Baseball Feed?

With last night’s posts, you might have noticed a couple of loose ends being tied up.  I’m trying to get loose ends tied up all over the place, because.. As of this afternoon, I’m on vacation until the morning of July 10th.  Other than some “deferred” posts which will show up on the DWWTWT? thread…

0

Non-Technical News: New Site With Metric Tons Of Great Music

So..  after music promoter Bill Graham passed away, a web entrepreneur bought his entire archive of concert tapes from all of his venues.  Over five thousand of them. While he’s trying to figure out exactly how large of a gold mine he’s sitting on, what he’s doing with them right now is streaming them online,…

0

The Gig Was..

.. a blast.  Over $100 was raised, which the company will match, and as far as I know a good time was had by all. If you’d like to support Cocoon House, please let me know.

0

The Gig is On

As promised, here are the details of the Giving Campaign concert for Cocoon House.  I’ll be playing between noon and one on Monday, October 3rd, at the cafeteria in the Microsoft “Sammamish C” building in Issaquah, WA. If you can’t join us but would still like to support the cause, leave me feedback so we…

0