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Wedding Music

Traditional music at a South Indian wedding is led by an instrument called a nadaswaram accompanied by thavil drums. You can listen to it here. It plays almost continuously at a South Indian wedding. To a trained ear, I’m sure it means more … Continue reading

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At the Bach Dancing and Dynamite Society with the Marcus Shelby Orchestra.

If you live in the San Francisco Bay Area and have never heard of (or been to) the Bach Dancing and Dynamite Society, look them up and go! They’re located in a gorgeous beach house in Half Moon Bay. There’s always fantastic music, … Continue reading

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Surprise Sketches are the Best

Sometimes the unplanned stuff is the best. Early at school to pickup my kids today (that almost NEVER happens) and what do I see? Our local middle school Chamber Orchestra playing under the redwood trees. I dug out a piece of taupe-colored, accordion-folded paper and … Continue reading

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Sunday morning piano practice

I’d NEVER be able to play if someone stood over me like that! Kavya, Sunday morning piano practice. And this is Nishant practicing his piece. His feet are going to dangle like that for only a short while more.

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Old friends, wine, jazz on a Sunday afternoon….and sketching

Friends, jazz , wine and some sketching all in one afternoon is wonderful, but when the musicians playing while you sketch ( and try to drink a glass of wine, all at the same time) ARE your friends, it’s even … Continue reading

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Sketching at Kuumbwa

This is the second time I’ve been to Kuumbwa  in Santa Cruz to listen to the White Album Ensemble.  Growing up (in India, in the 70s) the White Album LP was much coveted because it was inexplicably banned. But I digress… This time … Continue reading

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Blogging- and sketching- again

So the big trip to India is over, and I’m back in California. It’s always easy for me to sketch a lot when I travel: new place, new things to see, no day-job to go to…and it’s always hard to … Continue reading

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