It’s Labor Day Weekend: Time For Bumbershoot And Prepping For Autumn 

For many folks Labor Day weekend with temps in the mid to upper 80s is glorious. Week, not for me. This Seattleite find such temperatures abhorrent.  Now, I like the sun. Though the brown grass saddens me. Seattle is the Emerald City, not the Kinda Brown City. Our famous misty rains are what keep our Read More …

Google, Music, Spotify and Being Behind Knowledge-Wise

So, my family watched quite a bit of YouTube. Everything from Rick Steves to vloggers to geek stuff. I’ve learned so much more about the extended Star Wars universe than I ever thought possible. I consider myself a great master of Jedi lore and wisdom, until YouTubers instilled great humility in me.  Seemed a good Read More …

Summer Is Coming for Edmonds Own Steel Magic Northwest

This evening was Steel Magic Northwest’s “Here Comes Summer” concert, held at Edmonds Seventh Day Adventist church.  I’ve written about them before, after I saw their holiday concert. This steel drum ensemble is just amazing! Tonight’s concert was simply brilliant. An amazing amount of sound comes through these guys, and clear, crisp, wonderful sound! As Read More …

Memorial Day, 2017

An amazing weekend. First, perfect weather. Which seems to turn off tomorrow. Giving a more divine feeling to the holiday weekend. Also, though we had plenty of activity, we were able to get quite a bit done around the house.  Saturday and Sunday were filled with concert preparation and performance in my church, Trinity Lutheran Church by Read More …

Everett CC’s 2017 Anime & Manga Arts Festival in May

The good folks at Everett Community College, along with the City of Everett’s Cultural Arts Commission are delighted to bring you their 2017 Japanese Anime and Manga Arts Festival. Next month, May 19th & 20th…and this event is FREE! And open to everyone. Their website has all the details.

A Night With SteelMagic

Tonight I was lucky enough to hear the premier performance of Steel Magic Northwest. Started at my son’s school, it’s grown significantly. They’re now a full-fledged 501c3 nonprofit. It’s been a fun ride watching them grow.  Steel Magic is an Edmond/Lynnwood based steel drum group. The music this evening was quite the blend of styles and Read More …

Community Radio

I’m a community radio junkie. One of my favorites growing up with KNHC, aka C89 FM. They’ve won several awards, including Best Dance Station. To me, that’s a huge deal since this local, student run (high-school students at that) community station beat out major national players. Almost daily I listen to KEXP. John in the Read More …

Lynnwood Library Gallery Featuring Watercolor and Acrylic Artist Michael Leong

Lynnwood Library Gallery Featuring Watercolor and Acrylic Artist Michael Leong On Display through January 28th The Lynnwood Arts Commission presents watercolor and acrylic artist, Michael Leong, on display at the Lynnwood Library Gallery through January 28th. Born in Shanghai, China, Leong learned how to paint at age six. He continued painting lessons in middle school Read More …