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After a successful span of many hits over a nine-year period from 1972 through 1981, the band Steely Dan took a 12 year hiatus until reuniting in 1993 to begin touring. During this time and beyond, principal band members Donald Fagen and Walter Becker recorded solo albums…
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Formed in Buffalo, New York during the mid-1970’s by bandleader Jay Beckenstein, Spyro Gyra is an American jazz fusion band which combines jazz with elements of rhythm & blues, funk and pop music. They’ve released 31 albums since their inception and have performed over 5,000 shows…
I’ve been listening to the jazz fusion sounds of seventy-five year old pianist & electric keyboardist, Chick Corea, for several years, but only recently learned that he is the fourth-most-nominated artist (63 nominations) in the history of the Grammys! I’m not surprised, though, as his diverse musical skills and styles have spanned a career encompassing 88 recorded albums…
With temperatures warming to 68 degrees fahrenheit, the weather was perfect for a Sunday afternoon bike ride from Ann Arbor to Dexter, Michigan, and back again. With a full bottle of water, sunglasses and a camera, I was on the road and ready to begin the 22 mile trek!
My bike is a 56 cm Cadex-2 by Giant with a carbon fiber frame, 14 speeds and a recently replaced front wheel and tire. Very light, and fast. This 2016 season marks my fifth year biking and my fourth year riding this bike, originally purchased on craigslist.
Below is a map of my bike route (see red line). My starting and finishing point is the same, in Ann Arbor, shown here in the lower-right corner. The intersection of Huron River Drive & Mast Road, in Dexter (upper-left corner), is where I turn around to return.
For as long as I can remember, I’ve always been a big fan of Steely Dan, an American jazz-rock band founded by Walter Becker and Donald Fagen in 1972. Owning several of their CD’s, I thought that I’d share a list of some of my favorite songs…
Choose from a huge selection and stay warm this winter with a decorative throw blanket, available in my gallery at Society 6:
Our seriously soft throw blankets are available in three sizes and feature vividly colored artwork on one side. Made of 100% polyester and sherpa fleece, these might be the softest blankets on the planet, so get ready to cozy up. They can be machine washed separately with cold water on gentle cycle. Tumble dry on low heat setting. Do not iron or dry clean.
With an upcoming November 6, 2015 release date of an animated film (The Peanuts Movie) celebrating the classic Peanuts characters created by Charles M. Schultz, a free creative design tool has been made available for users to create a Peanuts character. Such fun!
Whether trained or self-taught, every artist is different. The same can be said about artwork – some is created through a very deliberative process using specific techniques and styles, or, on the other hand, by accident as a matter of chance. As for what constitutes a work as being art, any such definition undoubtedly includes a component of subjectivity. That said, here is one example of the process of creating art…
Modeled after the product packaging of a popular powdered-drink mix, I recently created this graphic design for an art project of a neighbor wanting greeting cards to send to friends.
I was pleased recently to contribute my Tie Dye Silhouette Golfer graphic for promotional use with the Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Lakeshore 2nd Annual Golf Outing, scheduled for June 13, 2014 at the Stonegate Golf Club in Twin Lake, Michigan.
Can you cite an example of a sentence which uses the word “and” five times in a row, consecutively?
Outside of Dublin, Ireland, there once was a pub known as the “Bear And Boar”. One morning after a powerful storm, the sign from the establishment had been broken and was scattered in shambles across the ground. The proprietor discovered the damage and set about to make repairs.
Later, a patron wandered by and was greeted by the owner. “Good day, Finnegan. How do you like our new sign?” Finnegan studied the sign for some time, and then responded as follows…
I like the sign, fine. However, if it had been up to me, I would have left more spacing on the sign between the words “Bear” and “And”, and “And” and “Boar”.