Monthly Archives: June 2015

What it’s like to experience an Earthquake II: The 1989 San Francisco Earthquake.

I remember this earthquake, formally known as the Loma Prieta Earthquake,  mostly because I had just finished dinner with my parents and they sat down to watch the third game of the World Series between the San Francisco Giants and … Continue reading

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Climate Wars Damage Science

Matt Ridley has written an excellent article, The Climate Wars Damage Science in the Australian science publication Quadrant Online June 19, 2015: “The great thing about science is that it’s self correcting.  The good drives out the bad, because experiments … Continue reading

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Remembering the murder victims of the massacre at the Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, Wednesday

  I’m filled with horror and disgust at this mass murder in Charleston, South Carolina. As in  the video and Michael Steinman’s post, I want to focus on the persons whose lives were lost and not the perp. I can … Continue reading

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Fats on Friday — When Somebody Thinks You’re Wonderful

Here’s a Fats Waller song I only recently came across, When Somebody Thinks You’re Wonderful.  written by Harry Woods, recorded 1935.  I don’t recall this song being included in any of my LP reissues.  I think the song has a … Continue reading

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What it’s like to be in an Earthquake

What’s it like to be in an earthquake?  Although the 1987 Whittier Narrows Earthquake and it’s aftershocks were not the most powerful earthquakes as measured by the Richter Scale at 5.9 .  It was the closest  Earthquake so far in proximity … Continue reading

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I’ll Be A Friend With Pleasure

I thought I would mix things up with another Jeff and Joel house party group with Gordon Au as the younger generation trumpet. I like to play current performances as well as the 78 originals to remind us of how … Continue reading

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Fats on Friday—I’m Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter

I’m Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter was written by  Fred Ahlhert and Joe Young.  Fats Waller had the first hit record of it.  It has been recorded by nearly everyone including Paul McCartney.  The piano solo is … Continue reading

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3.4 Earthquake near Gardena in the Los Angeles Basin

                            We had a 3.4 (Richter Scale) earthquake in the Los Angeles Basin late Saturday night.  It was at a depth of 7.2 miles.  I felt this … Continue reading

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Fats on Friday – A Thief in the Night

Once again, the multi-talented Fats Waller created a musical and comedy gem with his 78 RPM recording of A Thief in the Night.  The song was written by Howard Dietz and Arthur Schwartz, who composed such enduring romantic songs as Dancing in … Continue reading

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Northern California Earthquakes last week retracted by USGS

I don’t recall this ever happening before.  Last week there were a series of earthquakes reported in both Northern and Southern California.  I didn’t bother with them because they were 5 and below on the Richter Scale and low level … Continue reading

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