Monthly Archives: February 2008

Pete Seeger film “The Power Of Song”

I hope most of you got a chance to view the PBS American Masters showing of the new bio on Pete Seeger.  It was pretty nice, with glimpses into several facets of Pete’s musical career.  It also contained some rare video footage of old friends of mine, including Fred McDowell (from Como, Mississippi) and … Continue reading

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The NAMM Show in Anaheim, January, 2008

The National Association of Music Merchants held their annual trade show extravaganza in Anaheim, California last month.  My friend, Dan Crary, suggested that, since I’d never been to one, I should make the effort to take it in.  So, with Dan as a guide, I drove … Continue reading

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UCSB Performance Ensemble

   The UCSB Performance Ensemble Of Hill-Billy Music, in a program February 20, 2008. (James Wimmer, Barbara Taylor, Jared Stein, Philip Murphy, Sean Anderson, Tim Cooley, Erin Putnam, Peter Feldmann, John McDonnel, Justin Charbonneau, and Scott Burkall.) I’ve been having … Continue reading

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Take Your Grammys, please!

Guest commentary by Tommy Texino, a musician and writer living in Panama. He can be reached at: Hello, it is the traditional Tommy Texino. I don’t like the Grammy awards or any other award show really, but mostly the Grammys where … Continue reading

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NASCAR and Sea Gulls

JOHN TIERNEY’s column in today’s New York Times on NASCAR’s flirtation with aerodynamics reminded me of my father’s (Fritz Feldmann) pre-WW II studies of migrating gulls at the ETH (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology) in Zurich, where he obtained his … Continue reading

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