Monday, December 30, 2013

My other passion photography

what a year
it seems like last year at this time I was wondering if we would ever recover from Hurricane Sandy. There was so music destruction.
I am happy to say many businesses , homes schools and Churches are making a nice comeback.
  This was also a good year of DJ gigs for me.
Although its not in my profile next to my love of music is photography.You probably figured that out, right?
 I got my first camera when I was 12 years old.It was a polaroid.Does anyone remember the smell of the film when it was appearing when your peeled the top layer off?I loved that smell.then as the picture came into view you waited to see how good it came out?
The camera after that was a Kodak instamatic.
I still have an old photo album with some pictures in it.
\OK well super fast forward heres a few recent pictures..with stories

                                                 A glass angel figurine!

                                            Paper snowflakes in the window of Muellars Bakery

                     The empty lot where the shoppers Wharf once stood.

                                      Surfing Santa hangin' 10 at the Beach House classic boardshop!

                                          Happy little creatures watch you dance. they are keeping an eye on a mix I made for a friend!

Friemds and mixes

this year was a good year. I made a few new friends  through making mixes. though youtube and facebook I made friends and sent them mixes. I hope 2014 has as much success musically as this year did.
In 2014 I must pay more attention to my IMP page.
OK for those who don't know that's short for
a group of folks who still love making mixes in this day of mixcloud and so on.
I also an gaining quite in rep in the vinyl community page on facebook and on youtube. folks still enjoy CD mixes.

Friday, December 20, 2013

to all viwers

Thank you to everyone who has come by and left comments and to all my followers
may you all have a very bleesed Christmas and a Happy and Healthy 2014!
Peace, and much love to you all!

Monday, December 16, 2013

Music and Random Chatter

2 weeks ago I met up with 2 friends of mine who gave me a nice bagful of CDs. Im holding out on serious listening because that would give me the urge to buy more music if I didn't have enough music for the mix. I asked my sister for a few CDs for Christmas. I deliberately forgot what they were so I would be surprised at Christmas.
 Its been over a month since I bought any music. Watching everyone else show the latest music pickups on youtubes Vinyl community group is like taking a recovering alcoholic into the liquare store. Its like walking into a candy store when your on a diet. Dayam!
 not that I don't have enough songs in my iTunes now to make a mix but I have ideas for a mix but want to finish sending out my Christmas mixes first.
 It will be worth the wait I'm sure.
    Yesterday I went to the Beach House to deliver a few Christmas mixes. On the way there it appeared that folks were on the newly built platforms at The Mount street Beach. Luckily I had my camera with me so I went to check it out. I started shooting a video when I woman approached me asking if I needed a pair of gloves.I told her I had some and thanked her.
 Wow a total stranger offered me a pair of gloves. There are still some good people in the world.
   In the mainstream media you here about some acts of kindness but not enough. Watch the news and what do you see?
 They focus on the negative NOT the positive.
     We all have the power to change the world for the better. We all have the power to spread joy and positivity in our day to day lives. Whether its offering a pair of gloves to a stranger or offering food to a homeless person on the street we all have the power to bring happiness and hope into someone else's life and make their day better. We need to love more,laugh louder and Dance more. Perhaps if we focus more on the positive it might make a difference!

Saturday, December 14, 2013


I still have a few old pre recorded cassettes kicking around.My bedroom stereos tapedeck does work anymore so I send these tapes to folks I know still collect them.Yes there are folks out there who still enjoy the cassette format! some folks still make cassette mixes too!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

a very Beachy Christmas!

a couple of Christmas mixes band up and ready to be handed out to the beach house staff!

Thursday, December 5, 2013

DJ Trish at the Santa breakfast

Dec 7 2013
DJ Trish will be spinning great Christmas music at the Bay Head Fire Company #1 on Bridge Ave,Bay Head starting at 9am!Join us for a great gathering of friends,family and music to make your spirits Bright!
No this isn't the BHFC but it is a nice picture!

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

its a holly Jolly Christmas!

Another Christmas season is upon us!Rejoice!

Friday, November 29, 2013

Thankgiving pics

whaddaya mean I'm gonna end up on someones dining room table someday??

Monday, November 25, 2013

get ready class of 83

My longtime Friend Krissy Tooker asked me to DJ the Point Beaches class of 83 reunion! Most of their requests are 80s artists so Im loading up my DJ case with 80s goodness! the following Saturday I will be spinning Christmas tunes at the Santa Breakfast at the BHFD!
Its been a very good year for this DJ! Thank you Lord!!!

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

sky on fire?

                                                       A beauty of a sunset as I was headed home from a bikeride!

Monday, November 18, 2013

a small shooting spree.. with the camera

2 figurines on a nearby neighbors porch

cool things in a shore I went to and fallen leaves on the lawn

Sunday, November 17, 2013

More Thanksgiving and random thoughts

So January 2013 Things start to settle down and the process of starting the year on a positive note begins.
Repair and clean up from Hurricane sandy Does too. I anticipate replacing my computer sometime near may or June. Murphy's law steps up my schedule to Mid March when it just crashed. The blue screen of death appeared and nothing will boot up! The words I was using when this happens were as you can imagine bad. Gee I hope I apologized to God for that!
Once again Nancy and Dan came to the rescue and got me a new one. Setting it up didn't take long.
So Big Kudos to them.
   Asking for help is something that's hard for me because there are things I want to do myself but can't. Especially things that require heavy lifting. There are time I with I had superhuman strength but I never has much into athletics since high school.
 I don't drive at night either because the oncoming lights hurt my eyes and I got headaches after doing so in my early driving days and nights.
  In my Last Blog I failed to thank my friend Valerie Boyle for her help in being my roadie On top of being recently divorced, the downstairs of her house was flooded by sandy and is just now halfway repaired.
 I complained that I had only one gig last year while many lost their houses. Thats doesn't mean my heart didn't heart for did!
I have so many folks in my life who inspire me to keep on and all I can do is wake up each day and hope to make just one person happy or cheer up one person. All I can do is to do what I do and hope someone is blessed by it.All I can do is do a good job and do my best to set a good example for others and prayer they see my honesty and integrity.
 This summer the beaches did reopen. The only challenge was navigating the rocks that were exposed and Not falling and getting hurt
Thankfully no one did!it was a good summer.
Most of my regular patrons returned.
 Repairs on the downstairs rooms at BHS are underway thanks to Frank and Tony. I often remind Them to "Please be careful"Franks replies what, you don't want me to have time off? Only if you win the Lottery! I tell him
    The new Beach platforms are being built and man are they big!I joked with one guy that we will have to start training boot camp style in the spring to get the strength to get up the stairs.I can see Hank in cammies standing at the top yelling come on up those stairs! Move it! Mooove it!
  I continue to make new friends in a community on youtube called the vinyl community. Its a fine group of music lovers who show their music collections and talk about what they listen to. community
We all Have one thing in common.we love music. It doesn't matter what format you collect.Records,CDs or have a voice in the VC! Some of us send nysuc to each other.We call this VCLT(vinyl community Love train.)
 I have been called the CD mix queen by some.My fellow mixmaker Daryl Washington is our King!
  There has been so much to be thankful for this year!
A great Family, Wonderful Friends,great jobs, and fun DJ gigs!
 I am blessed!
May you and your family have a healthy thanksgiving!
Peace,Love and Music

A Thankful DJ!

Last year at this time I only was 1 gig in the fall.After Hurrican Sandy I tried to get gig for benefits but no luch.I only had I gig at public works to boost the moral of the folks working there plus the police,National Guard and whoever else came by.Don't get me wrong that was a cool gig.
This fall however things changed. From the end of September till now Ive been working every other weekend and I'll be djing my first class reunion of a friends 25 year class reunion at the end of the month.
Thank you to my Roadies Sheryl and Dave, George and Beth,and Chip and Joyce!You guys are awesomeAlso Thank you to Dan.
To those who who enlisted my DJ services also get a BIG thank you.
BHFC #1,Eakfest(Alicia) and the Grenville. Thank you very Much.
Happy Thanksgiving!
P.S Also an Advance thank you to Krissy Tooker!

Sunday, November 3, 2013

shots of the day

beautiful poodles!
                                         VW Pumpkin!
                             Tired pup!

 The Fallen leavens are a sure sign that fall is here!

 A beautiful sunset over barnagat bay and a crane ready for another weeks work rebuilding the Bay Head Yacht club!

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

The music buying relapse

My last music purchase was 2 weeks ago and I told myself no more music till after Christmas.
  I went into Andi's and saw James Daltons new CD and bam!Relapse!
Hey its worth it though.He does a fantastic job and the harmonica and mandolin.truly a gifted dude!
 After that I was cruising around  point Beach and got curious about what new Putumayo CDs Sunshine daydream had.OK if I was going to have a relapse it was going to go the distance.
  I decided on Runba mumbo cha cha cha.I like them both.
Jpats got that's bluesy folky tip perfect for getting mellow and laid back and Rumba mambo cha cha cha makes you wanna do a little dirty Dancing woh mama!
Later that evening I did some online buying too!

Remembering Hurricane Sandy Part 3. The comeback

Christmas in Bay head was not the same. There was a big tent next to the firehouse set up for folks to gather with food and beverages. On of the stores were open.I did see many folks I was worried about. most folks tried to be upbeat and say we will be back. It wont be easy but they were determined to get back on track
one of the first shops to open in Bay head was The Beach House shortly before Christmas. That was encouraging!
other shops opened in the spring and the Post office reopened in early April as I recall.
 The biggest event was when Mueller's Bakery reopened memorial day weekend!
     St Paul's Church is still helping local folks in need. Last week they had a Festival of hope.It was filled with music and food.The church band played.
  Sadly The shoppers Warf was too damaged to reopen. It will be torn down.  We are not sure what will happen to The Bay Head Borough Hall and the Jolly Tar hasn't reopened yet. Reconstruction of the Beach Platlforms is just starting.
 Almost everyone I know lost their car but got a new one.
 Chip prodicts it will be about 2 years for our area to fully recover.So onward we go!

Jersey Strong Baby!Jersey Strong!

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Remembering Hurricane Sandy Part 2

So I clean out what I could of my care but couldn't get in the trunk because the electronics were shot i'm sure but whatever was in there was no good anymore anyway.
  My next step was cleaning out the fridge. Hours after being emptied and cleaned Nancy has the straight to go out to the store and restock it. In appreciation I got here a bottle of wine.
 We didn't have phones or internet until 6pm on election day. Slowly but surely I got up to speed on the news and how my friends were doing.
 that week my old Volvo got towed away.I felt sad.
  A week before Thanksgiving BHS reopened. The night before I went back to work I told Nancy We were reopening and she said she would go car shopping for me. After 3 weeks of not working I was so happy to be returning to work I almost forgot I had no wheels except for my bike!
 I went home right after work figuring I should be home when Nancy got home just in case she wanted me to go with here car shopping.
 when I come home Nancy was already home and working on Christmas decorations. There also A red convertible in the driveway. I figured she had company so when I gave here the mail I asked who's here? No on she replied. Immediately I figured it out the red convertible was MY new car!
 I replied so that's ..Merry Christmas she said smiling.
Holy sh-t no way!
she got the keys and showed me where everything was etc.I gave her a big hug!She and I weren't big huggers but this was an exception. I drove it around a little just to get the feel for it.
I wasted no time taking a picture of it and posting it on facebook!
  for the most part my post Sandy depression was over but I did get little waves of depression seeing many houses with furniture and appliances on the curb.
 The nation Guard troops that were at every entrance in town were gone.It seemed thing were starting to get back on track!
End of Part 2

Friday, October 25, 2013

rembering Hurricane Sandy one year later Part 1

Heres mine

Canoes tied up to trees,all Patio furnature accupied the guest room and some of my living room.
 Every thing else that could go in the garage did go in the garage.
 The day Sandy hit it was evedent this was not the false alarm Irene  was this was a real hurricane.
The winds picked up,the rain got intense,sparks flew from surrounding power boxes and then poof the lights went out!
 I sat there if my green chair watching the tree branches whipping about.
     I thought to myself "heck if that tree comes down I'm right here and whatever comes throught THAT window will hit ME!!
        I decided all the worrying was useless and figured on just getting some sleep,so I heading to bed.
Sllep?yeah rights If having a tree falling on me wasn't a worry having a Live  electric line was. The electric cable outside my bedroom window was swaying around like crazy.
the winds eventually calmed down and I got some sleep.

I woke up at about 11am and looked out my bedroom Window. All I saw was water .I ran to the starwll to see if it was in the house. Thankfully nothing!When I went downstars and   looked out the from door I saw my car in water. You could barely see the tires. I was a victim of hurricane Sandy!
 no power, no heat. not even a cell phone connection.
 By Thurseday it was apparent there would be no school for the rest of the week.
 Nancy,the kids and I went to Baltimore to meet my cousin Donna and here daughter to get away from it all.
We stayed in a beautiful hotel.Donna ran in with her   ipad tell me to get on facebook and tell folks I was OK!
That night I saw the news and how The Jersey shore was effected. I left messages on all my firefighter buddies phones wondering who was OK and if Bay Head was badly damaged.
 We arrived home on a Sunday. streets were lined with black garbage bages and appliances and furniture. It was shocking. Really shocking!
 Nancy informed me that I must empty out the refrigerator and my car.
$100.00 worth of food or close to that had to be thrown out.
 on top of that I had a 3 week unplanned vacation because all the students and staff were transferring to Antrim..except for me.
 I tried to think of ways to keep occupied.  I did a few hours of comity service at St Pauls in Bay Head.I tried to stop by to see if I could help Frank if some way.
Frank didn't even let me in the was that bad.
End of Part 1!

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Sunday, October 20, 2013

a beautiful sunsets on a beautiful weekend

This weekend was awesome
Yesterday I Deejayed at a benefit called Eakfest. A Halloween themed benefit to raise money For the cure of CF (Cystic Fibroses)
My friend Alicia's Daughter Jackie has it but is doing well in college dispute the challenges she has.
My Friends Sheryl and Jack Burk were my roadies on the trip to the pioneer Hose Fire House where it was held.
When I got there a band was setting up. Originally we were going to take turns playing but then they were moved outside.I had the inside all to myself. I kind of felt sorry for them a little because they were just set up and them they had to move everything.
 I played my eclectic set. when it seemed a lot of folks were eating I played the mellow set. jazz, soft rock and some standards.
 Of course the kids wants the gangdam style, the Casper slide and the like.
 the evening ended about 9:30 and I played God bless the USA. Folks seem to like that as the last song and it seems fitting especially in a firehouse! The  firemen like it.
 My friend  George Nicholas picked me up and helped me carry stuff.
 I received positive feedback and one woman said it was hard for her to leave the room because she loved the music I was playing so much.
A few folks from the school came by to which I thought was real cool!
Special Thanks to Alicia Applegate for giving me a chance to DJ a much worthy cause.
Thank you to the Pioneer hose fire company for all they do
to find out more about eakfest and CF go to

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Bay Head Fire company celebrates 100 years

The Bay Head Fire company celebrates 100 Years Saturday and I was honored to have been a part of it being their DJ!
Not only are they Heroes to me but also I am proud to know they are my friends!
This beer mug will always be a memory of that wonderful day full of friends and music. When I feel down in the dumbs this mug will serve as a reminder of how good I have it with great friend as those in the Bay Head Fire company!
Happy Birthday Station 14!
I love you all!