Author: Jeff

May 15, 2019 Jeff No comments exist

This particularly well-done video is both visually compelling but seeks to explain some things I have been wrestling with since I became aware of it in late 2013. I have not been a good jazz fan, in fact, I only really gravitate towards the most accessible jazz albums and artists. Since becoming more aware of…

May 4, 2019 Jeff No comments exist

Impractico Style Ever since I got the book by Philip Garner’s Better Living Catalog I have noticed my heightened attention to absurd products. As a sculptor, he approached products and objects of convenience in a wholly bent way. Attempting to combine conveniences with efficiencies only to produce objects that make sense to governmental bodies. Also,…

December 9, 2018 Jeff 1 comment

The Age of Napoleon Podcast If I were Oprah, you might consider all of my blog posts as “favorite things.” Last month my commute was all about The Age of Napoleon podcast. You know the feeling, sick of talk radio. Sick of streaming. Sick of terrestrial radio—even sports radio (because it’s the wrong season for…

December 9, 2018 Jeff 4 comments

Steely Dan, a band like no other. If you are a music fan you most likely have an opinion of them. You may not have known much about jazz, but they heavily brought it to the masses in the FM world of the seventies. You might have been immersed into the sounds of southern California singer-songwriters,…

November 10, 2018 Jeff No comments exist

Recently our friends were visiting us for the weekend. They mentioned their son Andrew Van Vlear won a guitar in a contest. Since I am a big fan of their son’s musicianship — he specializes in piano and guitar but also tends to enjoy including the “other” instruments, banjo and accordion (of course). Here’s the story about a…