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DIRTY HARRY WEEK 



For my homies in San Francisco who, like me, love Clint Eastwood, Lalo Schifrin and any movie set in "America's Paris"—and for my new friends in Arizona who dig handguns, vigilante justice and the exploits of morally questionable celebrity lawmen, heads up:

It's DIRTY HARRY WEEK!

All 5 Dirty Harry movies are being broadcast this week on AMC.

Here's a great blog to enhance your viewing experience, with "then and now" photos of the Dirty Harry filming locations.

SOME STORIES 



"I wanted a perfect ending.  Now I've learned, the hard way, that some poems don't rhyme, and some stories don't have a clear beginning, middle, and end.  Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what's going to happen next."
~Gilda Radner

AMERICA'S PARIS ~ DM on San Francisco 



New York is Jazz Mecca. It's the place to go if you want to meet great musicians and gain experience as a sideman.

And L.A. is cool because you can see movie stars on the street.

But San Francisco has always been my favorite American city. As Tony Bennett says, "San Francisco is America's Paris," so culturally rich and so livable, and the second largest jazz market in the country.

I originally came from Boston to play at the Monterey Jazz Festival, but when I took that breathtaking drive down Highway One along the Pacific Coast, I immediately fell in love with the area and decided to stay.

The question for me has always been, when I come home from the road, where do I want to come home to? We musicians travel quite a bit to make our living. Each place we visit has its unique charms, but when you spend so much of your life in hotels and airports, living out of a suitcase, your home really needs to be a  sanctuary; a place that feeds your soul.