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Monthly Archives: May 2010

Happy Mother’s Day!


I started this blog in July 2009. The first post of substance was about my mother, Marilyn Prater, who died in January 2008. Today is Mother’s Day in the US, so I thought I would highlight those words and images again. I think of Mom every day, and I’m prouder than ever of what she […]

Some favorite acoustic bass tracks


Time to highlight a few of my favorite recorded tracks by some of the greatest upright bass players of all time. The first is by Milt Hinton, nicknamed “The Judge.” If any single person can be said to have created modern acoustic jazz bass, it’s Hinton. He’s the most-recorded jazz musician of all time. The […]

New York Invaded by Old School Video Game Characters


Hat tip: Chris Motes for posting this on his blog here.