Sunday, July 13, 2014

Brush Painting

Monkey
Second attempt at calligraphy. This is a very cursive style. It is easy to copy, if you know the basics of ink brush writing. Ah... I should make time to practice brush writing again.

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Coming From Hiatus or Hibernation

Work life has finally settled down. Weather is fine. Although, I am using the computer less these days, I haven't given up writing totally. I look forward to sharing something this weekend.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Harmonica Practice Anew

Harmonica Playback

I am not used to playing harmonica by ear. Luckily I have digital recording ability listen to my own playback. It's the first time I've worked with this clip from the Hong Kong movie Echoes of the Rainbow. The melody is suitable for harmonica. I worked out the notes on piano before converting to tabs. In the future, I will be adding to this playlist my harmonica recordings.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

February is Happening

Something usually happens for me in February.

Monday, December 2, 2013

I viewed the TV_eh podcast livestream today.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Fan Expo 2013 One Man Can Make a Difference


The one man that made a difference this year was David Hasselhoff. Who else could tell a joke and then lapse into song in the first 2 minutes, of making an entrance? His appearance at Fan Expo coincided with his career comeback. A movie? A documentary? A music tour? Getting his autograph earlier made my day.
With the expanded venue, I really appreciated a respite before going at it again on Sunday. The line up to buy tickets was nothing compared to the amount of people. Going on a Saturday was unthinkable.


Two showroom floors meant more to see. There was one ape who was in complete character no matter who he encounter. Looking in peoples bags in exchange for a photo op. While I was browsing at prices in the autograph area, I noticed these puppets. Apparently, I just ran into Ruffus The Dog.
Among the celebrities I saw speak were Richard Dean Anderson, David Hasselhoff, Karl Urban, and Carrie Fisher. The theatre was the only time I could find sit down for almost an hour. I was otherwise constantly on the move. To my delight, Karl Urban did talk about being on Xena: The Warrior Princess. You might remember he played a memorable Cupid and Caesar on that series. Carrie Fisher reminisced about the original 'Star Wars' and her work as an author.
For those who know me well, I found a great reason to buy T-shirts. Dragon's Lair and Space Ace were 2 games I did conversion work on, early in my career. It was nice to be able to add them to my collection of memorabilia.
To be able to have a photo with a very hardworking celebrity at Fan Expo. Many people do not know that Erin Gray, as owner of Heroes for Hire, is the person behind the celebrity appearances at these events everywhere. I have been fortunate to meet this very gracious lady on more than one occasion.

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Playing The Inner Light

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Playing from the penny whistle tabs based on Jay Chattaway's sample score found on musicnotes.com. Forgive me if this sounds a bit too rusty. I only wanted to show how the tabs do work on the instrument. Anyway, it was too early in the morning for me to do this properly.

Shanghai Interlude

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