According to the New York Times, I'm 118 millionth in line for the vaccine.  I may not survive until then.  So, I guess...


Sun Ra Lives!


Sun Ra, musician, poet, composer, band leader, cosmic explorer, and general amazing individual has always been a hero of mine.  If you note in the pic above, he personally autographed my LP copy of Magic City.

Sun Ra passed away a number of years ago, but his Arkestra continues on, led by 90+ year old, multi reed player, Marshall Allen.  While the current Arkestra has new members,  some of the older players are still in the group.  Most importantly, the Arkestra has released a new CD!  Here are links to a couple articles on the group...  

First, the announcement of the new recording...

And more on the group as it continues its exploration of the cosmos...

Play on! Space is still the place!


Hot Jazz!

 The studio recordings of jazz combo John Henry are finally available!  John Henry was one of the greatest jazz groups of it's era (2003-2010 or so), easily creating some of the best jazz anywhere in the world!  From Studio 13 recordings, with the help of many, the music is finally available on streaming services and from downloads.   All compositions, with noted exceptions, are by the trumpet player, Dave Chisholm.

Here is the John Henry link, and note the Home button that will take you to the John Henry page on the SLAJO web site.




Dogs Will Be Dogs #1

 My son and his mate are quite fastidious about their dogs, much to my chagrin.  Dogs have their own agenda, and their own way of enjoying life...  humans be damned!


Sheltering At Home During the Plague Part I--Dogs

My son and daughter in law put together this great video featuring their corgis...  It's really fun.  Enjoy!


Happy 4th!

Marilyn Monroe is eternal.  And this poster is really a triple entendre this year (2020).


More Cactus Porn

The front yard of the house I own is a mess!  And I love it!  Planted a decade or more ago, and abetted by several renters, it's unique and very cool!  Just don't get too close!


More Bee Porn

Bees and cactus flowers....  Match made in heaven...


Annual Cactus--the Video

LaMarquisa caught this happy bee doing its pollinating thing inside a wonderful cactus bloom:


The Annual Cactus Post

Well, they are in bloom on both 11th and 13th Ave. locations.  Planted years and years ago, they continue to provide me great pleasure for about 2 weeks of the year.



I've seen a lot of double entendre advertising, but this?...


Protuberances of the Past

Fins and Fronts...  and a young man's fantasies...


Baseball Blues

The season is delayed...   So we are watching telecasts of classic games, playing VHS recordings of World Series games, and relying on memories.  One of my fondest:


More Vicious Corgi Action

First, a battle to the death between siblings...

Calling it a draw, the duo unites to seek out their next victim...

Be careful out there, they may be coming for you!


Beverly Wilshire Hotel

Beautiful cars, and very expensive women...

My Favorite Consultant

Nice pic, right? I've been "consulting" her for years. All others go to this web site



By Lino Tagliapeitra...  More info on the exhibit here.