Poolside Blues Band

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Location: Concord, California, United States

I live in the Beautiful S.F. Bay area!! I sail an Islander I-29. I am a Graphic Designer, Musician, Artist, Healer, Tai Chi/ Kung Fu teacher, Potter/Ceramic, Herbalist, photographer. I guess you can see I have a lot of interests. I like to travel and have friends from many places. I speak some, Spanish, Chinese, & Japanese I plan to sail to Japan one day with my made in Japan wife. I am currently outfitting myself and my boat s/v Zen to make the trip.That will be our big adventure! This blog will track our adventures and what not up to and including our relocation. ************************* I am a terrible speller and sometimes... ok most times edit poorly and redo that later. Life is short so deal with it. Feel free to add your 2yen worth, so I do not feel I'm just typing to the void. Live long and prosper...

Sunday, December 24, 2006

aReal Band

Last week I ran into the Keyboard /singer I asked about rehersal. I was told it was on if I came late it was ok.
Well I went by the club house and they were at it. The BIG shock was there was a drummer!! Oh snap!
I got my gear and hooked up. It was aReal band. Still needed a LOT of work. Like n dynamics, but we sounded half way good.
It maybe an interesting New Year!

Sunday, November 26, 2006

Still on

Well , I guess i was wrong about the band fizzling out .
There was practice last weekend. Today they are suppose to do and open mike set. However it was way to far and way to late on a Sunday night just for the fun of it, as in no money for me.

I sat with the singer/keyboard lady today for a hour or so going over some songs. she wants me to pick a few that I want to do... hmmm, even some with the flute.

I should come up with a couple maybe even write something, just for fun, why not.

There is a new guy who is there now who plays the Harp, he is good. Frees me from doing that but I do like playing harb from time to time. So it is a bit of a let down.

Anyway the music is back on...nice! Playing is a good thing. The voice of God lives in the sound of Music.

Monday, October 02, 2006


Well a let down but not that surprising...
I ran a cross the singer this week, I think I said that last post. She said they were going to do an open mike this Sunday , yesterday. However that was the last I heard of it or from her...
I thouhg tit was kind of wierd saying she was moving to So Ca then saying they were doing an open Mike. Well I did not see them or hear anything on Sunday, so no show...
worked out well for me though I was able to finish my studio move with out it being too late, I got to relax Sunday evening.
As for the band...we'll see what teh tide brings...

Wednesday, September 27, 2006


Welp, I missed rehersal this sunday passed. I was not expecting the guitar player to be there, so I did not bother checking... No biggie. I went by afterward, he said oh, I cannot make it next week so I thought I'd do it today.
Not together...Noone bothered to cehck if I was around... no biggie. LIke I said I do not expect much here.

I ran into the singer this a.m. on my way to work. "Oh I saw you Sunday, I was not sure if that was you, yada yada yada. No biggie...
I'm moving to Orange Co., but I still want to do this with you guys, I have a cd for you of us...
Oh, we are doing an open mike this Sunday can you make it? It "A"'s birthday..."

Well, this was short lived, we'll see..

Monday, September 18, 2006


Fourth rehersal on Sunday. I got to listen to a play back of some things we taped and made a small recording of one song. Not Bad, I was surprised. With some work this could be a good sounding band. I really wish there was a drummer. I was asked if I can sing...hahaha. I'll pick out a couple of songs later.

Anyway, it has been awhile for me playing but I still sound pretty good. It has been years sicne I got to play Harmonica this much, I'm likeing that, doing the Bass and the Harp nice. I like the sound. More so we there is some funk to it. Reminds me of WAR.

The singer/leader says she is moving to LA at some point, so I really can not expect much from this, though I am playing which is great and I met this guitar player...

Maybe we'll get one live performace out of this...

I also found out I can still have a musically career in Japan, nice That pleased me to no end...

you never know what the tide will bring.

Sunday, September 03, 2006


I have to admit I was surprised today.

It was our 3rd rehersal. It was like they were really workingon stuff today. I had not been taking this seriously. I am still not especting much from this. However B seems really for real about doing this. From my view this needs aLOT of work before ready to play anywhere.

However today on a couple of song, I got my groove on, I was feeling it. The guitarman, had record a couple fo tune we did and on playback it really sounded like a band. I was surprised. A drummer would really help!
However getting B to use the drum machine made a big difference!

A Bass really needs to have a drum, some beat to work with to make the thing happen.

We'll see how this goes, they are talking about a open mike session which is basicly, a walk in to a club and do a couple of songs. Sure why not after some more practice, I can can get my groove on.

Sunday, August 20, 2006

rehersal II

We the second reshersal today, Sunday. It went ok. I really do not expect much to come of this, ok nothing really. Itis just a place for me to play. The guitar player is fairly good. The singer/keyboard/leader needs player needs work...
If they ever get a drummer it will be more interesting for me. I di dget to dust of my axe and equipment , that felt good. to really have some clean sound. My harps are in bad shape I am cleaning them now. I may need to replace a couple of the major ones.