As we embark on 2014 together and reevaluate where our lives are going and where we want them to go, I invite you to read this post about balance in the life of an artist. It’s written by Demetrius Spaneas, a New York-based composer and saxophonist. http://www.dspaneas.com/2013/10/the-need-for-struggle/ There are many ideas in this post with […]
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Wishing you a wonderful 2014!
My Christmas 2013 Playlist
What have I been listening to lately?! I’ve been doing a lot of driving this holiday season so I’ve had my radio tuned to two different SIRIUS XM Christmas stations (since Thanksgiving!). And luckily I’ve discovered some new Christmas music this year! These are a few of my favorites. Maybe you’ll discover a new tune […]
Happy Birthday Eden!
One of the great joys of my life is my son, Eden. There are so many things I appreciate about him from his sense of humor to his sensitive spirit. Overall, I just like spending time with him. He has been working very hard juggling work at Starbucks, 3 AP classes this semester. He is involved […]
A Fabiero Thanksgiving
On this rainy Black Friday morning I’m thinking about what a wonderful Thanksgiving Eugene and I had yesterday with the Fabiero clan and my parents. It was the first year that our families combined forces for the festivities. Uncle Edwin hosted at his new home in Riverside. He shocked everyone with a beautiful table display […]
Julio goes to the Spa
At least once a year I take Julio to RDG woodwinds in Los Angeles to see repairman extraordinaire Tom Yaeh. He is fantastic at what he does and a terrific person. I imagine it’s a spa like experience for my bassoon. They keys get oiled, pads replaced and overall is gets spruced up. Many times […]
Two-Wheels take a Road Trip
Occasionally all three of our schedules don’t line up to do a gig so two out of three wheels play and we find a substitute for the third. No one can truly be replaced, but you get the idea! This was the case last week as Rebecca and I drove up to Santa Barbara without […]
This weekend I get an opportunity to play principal bassoon with the Brentwood Symphony Orchestra. On this program we are going to do a variety of music including Ravel’s “Bolero”, excerpts from Stravisnky’s “Firebird Suite”, Debussy’s “Prelude to the afternoon of a Faun”, and other selections. Bolero is a BIG bassoon excerpt for orchestral auditions. […]
Even though this is an extremely busy time of year (we’re about 7 weeks into the Fall semester), I still find that cooking a nice hot meal after a long day relaxes me. On Tuesday night I started out around 7:30pm after getting home from teaching. I knew I wanted to try out the swiss […]
Fall is my favorite season. I love the (slight) change in weather. Here are some of my favorite things about Fall. 1. Oak Glen http://www.oakglen.net/ I went last weekend and had a blast trying many different varieties of apples, tasting apple cider and even picking raspberries. 2. Owls I love to collect owls and this […]