Saturday, April 30, 2011

Music review The colors of Latin Jazz

OK world music Lovers and those curious about world music
check this out
The Colors of Latin Jazz!Artists include
Poncho Sanchez,Tito Puente,Cal Tjader,and Mongo Santamaria and The Carribean Jazz Project.It will get you doing the Mambo,Salsa or just sit back and listen to the Rhythm.Its On Concord Records!Its worth a listen!

a weekend of coolnness

Last night gig at Lifes Miracles photographty went well.Lots of positive feedback.I few ladies there were into doowap so there was a set of doowap.I also played lots of jazz and swing.
Eric and Sandi(Of Beach house Surfshop fame)Came by too, so there was some beachy surf set too.
Special Thanks to Roadie #1 Chip for an awesome job and great timing!
Today After a few weeks absense I resumed my chair at Rockin Joes.Truly deeeelicous and filling.
There was a benefit for Japan which I was going to return for but didnt.I stopped by at Beths and Georges House for a spell and by the time I left it was 6ish so I went home for dinner and a glass or two and wine and laziness set in and aw heck im done for the night!
Tomorrow I'll have breakfast with Helene and after that, the car cruise!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

heres one for ya Mr Trump

So now that we Know our president is a US citizen we can get on to the next issue.Is Trumps hair real or a wig?
I mean realy do you think if Obama wasnt a citizen he would get this far?I wasnt a big fan in the beginning but was was won over with this inaugural speech!You can tell he and Michelle really love each other.
Perhaps The Donald better clean up Atlantic city BEFORE he thinks about a whole country.Theres still a homes population not far from those big glittery Buildings.
Mr Barack is making progress.Lets give him that!
On another note Bay head and Point Pleasants schools budgets passed.Our kids will continue to be eduacated by caring dedicated teachers!

DJ Notes

Tommorow Night I'll be DJing at Life Miracles Photography Opening.7pm-9PM
41 Mount Street Bay Head.
Sunday My Friend Tommy Lynch Will Be DJing at The first Car Cruise of the season 12 noon Till 4pm.He's usually in Front of Ocean County Music with a great Selection of blasts from the past.
Come on out for a great weekend of Music!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

more island sounds

The other day I went on and found some more cool island CDs and will print out my shopping cart and will send in my order.I think I got Reggaemylitis.
Oh don't worry its not an STD its a MTD Musical transmitted desease!I cool mix and reviews are coming soon!

Monday, April 25, 2011

time to think and reflect

Today I finally got my rear in gear and walked my bike to the bikeshop.Point Pleasant Bicycles is farther then I thought.I passed a pizza place called spanos.I could really go for a slice of pizza right now I thought.I kept on moving and if time was permitting Id grab one in route back.
The repair only took about five minutes so it seemed.While I was waiting another biker came in.he only needed air in his tire.After I got finished paying for my repair he asked the guy what he need and he replied.I just need air and the guy behind the counter said "take a deep breath".I busted out laughing.So other customer did too!
"I'm glad you have a sense of humor".I said.
I kept laughing as I left.There was a chill in the air and a bit of fog rolling in so I was extra careful.
I stopped at spanos and got a nice slice of Sicilian pizza and a regular Snapple.My next stop was the post office where I mailed out 6 packages of mixes.6 people will have new Trish tunes this week.My one mix making friend in Florida lost here mom last week so I sent her 3 mixes.I hope the tunes cheer her up!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

one of the Greatest DJs today

Did you know that if you click on one of your interests listed you can find folks who hve the same hobbies and interests as you?Once in a while I click on on one of my intersts and found a DJ Named Tony Poole.Hes not one of the Im gods gift to the world DJs or hey I'm the greatest thing to happen to music types he just posts kick butt reviews.His knowledge blows me away but hes a humble chap!Reading his blogs blows my little brain cells!His write ups on jazz and soul are great.
so some day google DJ Tony Poole and see what im talkin bout..wait a minute hes one of my followers.check him out right here!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

this Easter

Today I was a tad late for piano Lessons and I don't think Joan was Happy with that.I did fess up that I was up late burning CD mixes for family and friends and yes I should have gone to bed confession is good for the soul.
With all the bad news shouldnt we Christians step it up in being more patient and forgiving.
My mom gave me a card years ago that went something like this
Lord let me be an instrument of your peace
Where there is hatred let me sow love
where there is anger let me sow forgiveness
I cant remember the rest.I beleive its the prayer of st Frances.Heck I cant find the card but its beautiful!Basically it tells us to be kind,forgiving loving and understanding.Oh but heck whos perfect right?Not me!
Each day when I wake up I try my best to be kind,loving,understanding and forgiving.Its not easy though.
I do what I do and hope folks are blessed by it,whether its copying work for teacher,making CD mixes or DJing I do what I can each day to put a smile on one face or make someone laugh.
I don't know what God has in store for me tomorrow but all I can do is my best today.Sometimes I hit the ball out of the park and others days its a home run or a foul ball but the hits keep on coming so I just got to do what I can!
The Bible tell us to lift each other up NOT tear each other down.Jesus said Love one anothers as I love you so must you Love one another.
Lets all remember that.
Have a Happy and blessed Easter!
Peace be with you!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Spring Break 2011 the CD mix

Hi Folks
Heres is this years Spring break mix
1.Lovely Day - Bill Withers
2.Oh la de da - The Staple Singers
3.Flower Girl from Bordeaux - Esquivel
4.El Mangu - Johnny Ventura
5.Big Bee suck the pumpkin stem - Mike Seeger & Peggy Seeger
6.Tullmore Dew - Dan Fogelberg
7.Little Red Rooster - The Rolling Stones
8.Early in the morning - Peter,Paul & Mary
9.Stolen Moments - Oliver Nelson
10.Andalucia - Pink Martini
11.Soul Shadows - Bill Withers
12.Round the wheel - String Cheese Incident
13.Red river jig - Mike Seeger & Peggy Seeger
14.Good Times around the bend - String Cheese Incident
15.Banderilla - Calexico
16.Harlem Nocturne - Esquivel
17.Got my sunshine - Mojave 3
18.When I goosestep - The Shins
19.O Mary Don't you weep - Bruce Springsteen
20.Window in the skies - U2
21.jltf-1 - Moby

Request for a copy are welcome.see liner note at and if you want to sign up we welcome more members in our mixmaking community!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

The String Cheese Incident

My Cousin Molly once suggested A buy a CD from a Band That Ive heard of but dont really know.At first I thought well what if I dont like them its a total waste of Money but then again How many songs do you really like on bands that you do know?
Yesterday was record store day and I went to a local record store that was having a sale and did in fact take the challenge.
After learning earth day was postponed I biked on down to Atomic CDs and looked around,I came acros a CD called the string Cheese incident.I miss the listening booths.
I also picked up a Soundtrack of a surf movies called Sprout.More on that another day!so anyway back to S.C.I
Theres a 42 second intro called Samba Degreeley.Its kind of world music Sounding. then it foes into Come as you are that makes you feel like your in Alabama or somewhere like that.Its an interesting CD.Im glad I took Mollys Challenge!

A fun day

Last night I was going to finish up my spring break mix but Thunder and lightning ruined that plan.Knowing I has to get up real early I waved the white flag and was in bed by 11pm.
Today it was windy but the sun was shining.The Sherman Brothers and Ed Austin were unable to play today so It was Just The Sandwhich Soup Band and me.
I got a few request and lots of good feedback from the event goers.I started out playing some reggae and upbeat oldies and this little voice told me to throw in some jazz.Around 11:30 is I felt it was late enough in the early morning to kick out the jams so I threw in some Kanye,Katy Perry and the like.
The Band started around 1pm so I covered my stuff which the tarp in the event to wind kicked up and so no kids could mess with it.Then I went to fetch some lunch and stretch my legs.
I saw a few folks I knew and Kathy and Knight came by too!I Played the Marble Tea Song its a fantastic day!I wonder it knight heard it.
A few times a big gust of wind would come along and blog the CDs sitting next to the unit off the table.There will be some that need new jewel cases.The traffic on the was home wasnt bad.
When I got home and started Hauling stuff into the house the right wheel on the Hand truck came off.
I had to caryy the stuff by hand.Time to lift weights?

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Tomorrows another day

Todays celebration of earth day is resceduled for tomorrow!Yesterday I dragged chips table out to see if it would fit in the back seat and it didnt.I called George and Beth and they were able to provide their services.George arrived ar 8:50 and we packed up his van and headed other only to find out its tomorrow.On the way home we stopped at a quick check and I bought him coffee.He won't take money so its the least I could do!
When I got home and checked my email sure enough there was the email saying todays event was postoned till tomorrow.Jack did say they would have a table for me.Phew!All my roadies will be unavalable tomorrow!Im on my own!
After seeing the email I called the library to see if I had anything there and I did,so I hopped on the bike and headed over.
Afterward I headed over to Atomic CDs and picked up 2 CDs.
Reviews to follow..later!I also picked up ink cartridges at bordans!My color cartridege is showing signs of running out soon and the black one will run out shortly after.It always happens that way.Always!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Its now safe to pack away the snow boots!

I know according to the calender spring started a few weeks ago but I believe spring truly starts behaving like spring around Easter time!I can now pack away my winter boots and coat till November!Yay!
Today was a really beautiful day and a bike ride was surely warranted!In my Travels I bought a small tarp for my DJ Gear to have on hand for outside gigs.
If I bring it with me Saturday will it bring good luck and keep the rain away?
I got an email saying we have to supply our own tables and lucky for me Chip Loaned me one of his.Frank says the school has one with handles but I don't feel comfortable borrowing stuff from the school unless I really need to!
Next week is spring break.I hope for many bike rides and some walks.I found the earphones to my ipod.Yay!
Last night I started my Spring break mix and was hoping to add a few more songs im getting from the library but Monday will be the next chance I'll have to get there.Yes I know Patience, Trish, Patience!
I pray for a few things for Saturday.nice weather,that the tables fits in my car and of course safe travels.Being Frank and Chip are going to be away Im my on my own.I must remember to ask God for strengh and patience.and remember He's in control!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Local news

a Friend Emailed me today with some Bay Head/Point Pleasant News!
Andis flowers and gifts will be Moving in The Mark ,Fore & Strike building in Bay Head.
Norkus Foodtown Will be another Stop N Shop!
OK here's my news
Today our new copier arrived.When the guys Loaded it on the elevation there was a little shake.My head rate was raised for a minute.woh mama!A man is supposed to come and show me some of the features but he didn't come by the time I left so I told our administrative assistant that if he does arrive I'll come back if need be but I never got a call so tomorrows another day.
Today was a busy one.Theres a jar of chocolate Easter eggs in the office and I've been good in not eating any but today I felt I earned one so I had one.mmm.Chocolate!

Monday, April 11, 2011

Spring is here

Today after work I went for a bikeride.I went to say hello to Sheryl at Special T Graphics.
On the way out to the garage I noticed the Garden is started to show signs of life.Buds are even coming up on the little bush I tripped over during a snowy day when I attemped to take a short cut.
Today traffic seemed a bit heavy but I think thats because school was letting out and it was a nice day.
I mailed out a few copies of "A reason to smile mix to some friends and also to my cousin Cathy.
Tomorrow The School is getting a new copier.Half Joking I told the principal if it arrives at 8am give me a call and Ill come in.Am I dedicated or crazy?
Me and my big mouth!Me and my big fat!

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Cafe de point and earth day entertainment update

I had the most freshest piece orf coffee cafe today at Cafe de Point!It was so sweet and fresh I almost ordered another.Oh man!The staff ans customers are nice folks!Check it out!They are right across the street from O'Brians florists!
Alrights here is the complete list of entertainment at Earthday
The Sherman Brothers Band
Ed Austin
DJ Trish
The sandwich soup Band
I hope to see you there!

In other news BHS is getting a new Copier this Tuesday.Keeping fellow staff members from abusing it will be a challenge.Oh my!!!
Ya want names no way?the truth.You can't handle the truth!

Friday, April 8, 2011

A Reason to Smile

Theres so much bad news lately but there must be a reason to smile.So Ladies and Gentlemen I give you..
A Reason to smile

1.Besame Mucho - Esquivel
2.Stagger Lee - Lloyd Price
3.Bits and Pieces - The Dave Clark Five
4.Dance music(I) - R.D Burman
5.ReggaeMylitis - Peter Tosh
6.Relaxin at Moribaya(instrumental) - Kante Manfila
7.At the hop - Danny & The Juniors
8.Chantilly Lace - Big Bopper
9.Here comes summer - The Dave Clark five
10.Winchester Cathedral - New Vaudeville Band
11.Dum Maro Dum Mit Jaye Gham - Asha Bhosle
12.Ja fun mi dub - King Sunny Ade
13.I've got a woman - Jimmy McGriff
14.Red red wine - Neil Diamond
15.Mucha Muchada - Esquivel
16.Love Foolosophy - Jamiroquai
17.Nothing but love - Peter Tosh
18.Cantaloupe Island - Herbie Hancock
19.Question Mark - Esquivel
20.Cloudburst - Lambert,Hendricks & Ross
21.Who Wil Buy(From Oliver)Mark Lester

Thursday, April 7, 2011

April 16th is record store day and earthday!

I hope and pray Saturday April 16th is a beauty of a day.Remember to Celebrate earth day.Heres a few Ideas Get a garbage bag and a gardening glove or a rubber glove and pick up trash in your naighborhood.Gather a few folks to help you.If you have elderly or mobility challenged neighbors offer to take out their recycling.
After your finished with all that go to your local record store and pick out a CD or record or two depending on your budget.
After all that go for a pizza or a burger and know you have done your part to help save the earth AND supported your local economy and bought yourself some new tunes!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Bungle in the Jungle

A few days ago I was looking for for something in my hallway closet and found another old mixtape on the floor.
Title - Bungle in the Jungle
Created Created Febuary 1994
If my memory serves me right that was a winter like this winter lots of cold snow and Ice.I beleive it was also about the time I started helping Frank DJ at the Dances.
Side A

Express yourself - Modonna
One in 10 - UB40
Canadian railroad trilogy - Gordon Lightfoot
Amazing Grace - Judy Collins
The Shelter of your arms - Neil Diamond
Bungle in the Jungle - Jethro Tull
Take it as it comes - The Doors
Live to Tell - Modonna
Sun city - Artists against Apartheid
Both sides now - Judy Collins
Free your Mind - Envogue
Live and let die - Wings

Side B

She Caught the Katy - The Blues Brothers
Blue Suade shoes - Elvis Presley
A little bit Better - Hermans Hermits
Rock your baby - George McCrea
Ladies night - Kool & the Gang
I got you babe - UB40
Hold back the night - The Trammps
The Candy Man - Sammy Davis Jr
Remember - Jimmy Hendrix
Jerico - Simply Red
Only you know and I know - Phil Collins
Slow it Down - Inner Circle

Monday, April 4, 2011

Oliver original 1968 movie Soundtrack

When I was little I listened to a record called Oliver.I recently found it on CD at along with a few others I bought.
Its great hearing it again.I used to sing food glorious food and pick a pocket or two.When your young you don't quite fully understand what your singing and now Im like woh I used to sing about pick pocketing??Lord only knows whats others thought.I also loved the rolling stones song mothers little helper and we all know what that songs about.What did I know when I was 9 years old.I loved the song and still do!Of ccourse I'm not going around singing it too loud.
Another Cool CD I got is from a Mexican jazz artist named Esquivel.Its jazz Lounge type stuff and theres a few cover versions that crack me up.
My next mix may be crazier than Charlie Sheen!

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Thumbs up 2011 Vol 2

There is Volume 2
1. My Kind of Girl - Matt Monro
2. The Galway girl - Celtic Thunder
3. One Life Stand - Hot Chip
4. Rhumba All the Way - Louis Mhlanga
5. Samba Samba - Bopol Mansiamina
6. A United earth 1 - Alan Stivell with Youssou N Dour
7. Remembering Chet - Chris Botti
8. Dark Eyes - Xavier Cugat
9. Bwambwa - Baka Bayond Presents Eli
10. A Place in the choir - Celtic Thunder
11. What now my love - Herb Albert
12 The mountain - Abdullah Ibraham
13. We have love - Hop Chip
14. Travelllin Blues - Santana
15. Sun is out - Apples in stereo
16. Meditation - Tom & Joy
17. Chop Sticks - Xavier Cugat
18. Menina Moca - Dusko Goycovivich
19. Dictator in a polo shirt - The Bobs
20. Shrimp Shack - Capt'n Geech & the Shrimp Shack