Monthly Archives: August 2016

John Luther Adams “Inuksuit” performance – August 27, 2016

John Luther Adams “Inuksuit” performance  -  Governors Island  -  August 27, 2016 This was a large piece that involved a whole slew (too many for me to count) of percussionists spread out across the Hills section (iconic brand new habitat) … Continue reading

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Steve Kroon – August 25, 2016

Steve Kroon  -  Louis Armstrong House Museum  -  August 25, 2016 One more new venue for me; choosing the subway is choosing an all day thing.  Upside: curry goat to be had on the very block!  Kroon’s driving congas keep … Continue reading

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Busking New York City: Jorge Espinosa – August 25, 2016

Busking New York City (Subway): Jorge Espinosa  -  August 25, 2016 Espinosa was in a nook next to stairs on a landing between subway platforms of the Grand Central Station.   I told him that he improved the subway!

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Duwamish River Festival – August 20, 2016

Duwamish River Festival  - Duwamish Waterway Park, Seattle  -  August 20, 2016 A community festival that includes performances of various cultural groups?  No brainer for me, I’m there.  Especially if there’s an environmental injustice angle, as there is here; Seattle’s … Continue reading

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Coyle’s Bake Shop – August 20, 2016

Coyle’s Bake Shop  -  August 20, 2016 If you peruse certain real estate listings in certain Seattle neighborhoods, proximity to a purveyor such as Coyle’s can be a selling point.  The coffee, only a stumble (that is, no crossing of … Continue reading

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Los Buhos – August 19, 2016

Los Buhos  -  Phinney Farmers Market  -  August 19, 2016 This trio (translation = “the owls”) seemed to be a scheduled entertainment at the farmers market, so I put them a notch above the buskers.  Smason was the group leader, … Continue reading

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Busking Seattle – August 18, 2016

Busking Seattle  - Pike Place Market  -  August 18, 2016 My buddy Joshua, when told that I would be sketching, had given me a minimalist keep-kids-busy-at-the-restaurant-size crayon box (4 colors), which I vowed to put to use.  VanDam, a real … Continue reading

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Fly Moon Royalty – August 18, 2016

Fly Moon Royalty  -  Seattle City Hall Plaza  -  August 18, 2016 This group – half of the day’s configuration was vocalists – had an extremely full sound and quite the soulful groove.  And it was blazing hot out there! … Continue reading

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Wineries (Santa Cruz) – August 5, 2016

Wineries (Santa Cruz) –  August 5, 2016 On first Fridays, as part of the city’s overall festivities (open galleries and such), some of the wineries stationed in Santa Cruz are open for tastings.  A few have live entertainment to entice.

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Joshua Raoul Brody – August 2, 2016

Joshua Raoul Brody  -  Rite Spot Cafe  -  August 2, 2016 Simple concept: ditch the karaoke machine, use live musicians, restrict it to the Beatles catalog.  Now consider the execution: someone needs to know, and be able to play, all … Continue reading

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