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Monthly Archives: June 2013

Chester "CT" Thompson accepting Jazz Organ Hall of Fame award before playing his set.


Tony Monaco from Columbus OH is second up at the Stanford Jazz Organ Blowout.


Yes, that’s the great Lenny Pickett next to Chester Thompson for “Squib Cakes”!


Reactions to “Walking Tractor and Other Country Tales” by Bruce Patterson


Walking Tractor: And Other Country Tales by Bruce Patterson My rating: 3 of 5 stars I love the Anderson Valley region of California’s Mendocino County, so I enjoyed these stories of the area’s loggers and ranchers during the ’70s and ’80s. Patterson has a genuine knack for capturing the Anderson Valley’s distinctive geography and the […]

The Tire Pressure Warning Indicator Reimagined


A few years ago, I posted an update confessing my lack of familiarity with the tire pressure warning indicator. I promised to update said graphic for some future use, perhaps on an album cover. Well, my wonderful colleague Bobbie, a fabulous designer,¬†whipped one up for me, and I love it.¬†What’s more, Bobbie even made on […]

Reactions to “Thinking, Fast and Slow” by Daniel Kahneman


Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman My rating: 3 of 5 stars If you read only one of the current crop of popular behavioral economics books, this is probably the one to pick. Like Thaler and Sunnstein’s “Nudge” or anything by Ariely, “Thinking Fast and Slow” sits at the intersection of economics and psychology […]