Tuesday, September 29, 2015

La Jolla Symphony & Chorus performs "SILA"

I thought you might enjoy this four-minute video from last Sunday.
Gloria and I visited the Japanese Friendship Garden in San Diego's Balboa Park.  Our friend Carol was participating in the La Jolla Symphony and Chorus' performance of John  Luther Adams'  Sila:  The Breath of the World.

It's certainly an unusual piece.  I felt it was sort of ghostly, invoking the vague ambience of a science fiction movie soundtrack.  The setting was perfect for music that invokes the spirit with which our planet surrounds us.  Musicians surrounded the pathways of the beautiful garden.

The performance was about seventy minutes long, but my short video captures some of the spirit.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Las Vegas with Neil & Afton

Let's Meet in Las Vegas
I've been to Las Vegas twice this year.  In April I attended the National Association of Broadcasters annual event at the Convention center.  Then in May we met friends who were en-route to the Grand Canyon.

This video slideshow was created in response to an upswell of public demand.  It's is not a typical Highlights of the Las Vegas Strip movie.  It's a sixty-second glimpse of: Downtown; Fremont Street; Hoover Dam; the Mob Museum; and the Ethel M chocolate factory.

Don't blame me ... you asked for it!  Mercifully only a minute long!

G+A+N+G Activity in Las Vegas  (2015)

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Five UNDEAD Elvis's

I was on the bus, traveling north on Las Vegas Boulevard.  Then I saw this:


This is pretty scary stuff.  Wise men say only fools rush in.  I'm outta' here!

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Buca di Beppo

We had Thanksgiving Dinner at Buca di Beppo.
Happy to report that the Pope's Room has been updated with a centerpiece of Pope Francis.

Our favorite holy man from Argentina
Appearing nightly for your entertainment at Buca di Beppo