Category Archives: Music

Bass 40

2017 marks my 40th anniversary playing bass. My late mother, Ellie, gave me a bass rig for my 15th birthday, February 1977. My path to becoming a bassist is detailed in an article I wrote about encouraging my son, Brian, … Continue reading

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Bing Crosby and Marketing Environmental Forces

All final grading is done and I took an evening to watch an informative documentary on PBS, “Bing Crosby Rediscovered.” It was a detailed, unvarnished and ultimately celebratory look at the man hailed as “the most popular and influential multimedia … Continue reading

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Jack Bruce, 1943-2014

Jack Bruce, legendary bassist, composer and vocalist, passed away on October 25. Attaining superstar status in the mid 1960s as a member of the group Cream, Mr. Bruce inspired generations of bass players, including yours truly. I feature him among … Continue reading

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