All celebrated out.

My friend and long time musical partner Rich had a big 40th birthday bash at his house yesterday. Lots of people brought their families. Rich had made a heck of a stage in his backyard complete with luau decorations and lighting. I brought PA, and got there early to set …

Post-holiday chill.

Well, certainly I’m not talking about the weather. This is the second Saturday in a row with temperatures at or above the mid-60s. But after the normal stress of the holidays, there was not much news to report here. Ethan has of course abandoned all the toys Santa brought him …

Happy 2007!

We finished out 2006 with a wonderful weekend stay at a beautiful, enormous lakefront rental house, with two other families who have been good friends of ours for many a year. Unfortunately, we partied a little too hard the night before New Year’s Eve, so when the big night came …

Late night musings.

Kimchi. I’ve developed an almost heroin-sized monkey on my back for Korea’s official food, which, as it turns out, is not only very healthy, but also comes with its own supercute logo. I have a big jar of the most popular baechu variety in my refrigerator, much to my wife’s …

Andy’s is dandy.

After getting in a little before 3:00 a.m., I slept like a log. Eleya took the kids to the playground while I was passed out this morning, so with the total silence and all, I ended up sleeping until the unconscionable hour of 11:00. It strikes me as interesting that …

Road dog bites back.

Tomorrow night, hitting the road again for another kick-ass show at Andy’s on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. Unfortunately, our brilliant cellist Okorie will be down for the count since the chicken pox has made an unexpected visit at his house. Could be worse; at least there’s no buboes involved. It does …