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On This Day
March 3, 1995
Dmitri Matheny & The SOMA Ensemble
Visions of Kerouac
Kuumbwa Jazz Center
Santa Cruz, California

Dmitri Matheny, flugelhorn
Rob Scheps, saxophones
John Heller, guitar
Bill Douglass, bass
Alan Jones, drums

March 3, 1999
SFJAZZ Duos Series
Dmitri Matheny & Taylor Eigsti
Mark Hopkins Intercontinental Hotel
San Francisco, California


"Determine never to be idle. Don't ask. Act. 

Your action will delineate and define you."

—Thomas Jefferson


"The secret to getting ahead is getting started. 

Engage your mind and heart, get up, and go."

—Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel


"How you gonna do it if you really don't wanna dance?

By standing on the wall? Get your back up off all wall!"

—Kool & The Gang

THE ROWING SONG by Roald Dahl 

There's no earthly way of knowing
Which direction we are going!
There's no knowing where we're rowing,
Or which way they river's flowing!
Is it raining? Is it snowing?
Is a hurricane a-blowing?
Bah! Not a speck of light is showing,
So the danger must be growing,
Are the fires of hell a-blowing?
Is the grizzly reaper mowing?
Yes! The danger must be growing,
For the rowers keep on rowing,
And they're certainly not showing
Any signs that they are slowing...


Today I was able to re-connect with several clients and friends, learn Art Farmer's solo on "The Squirrel," check out Donny McCaslin's set @jazzbaltica, study a new twist on a favorite business practice, admire some beautiful photos, peruse the amazing reading list of @Art_Garfunkel, listen to a cool BBC interview with @Jimmy Cobb, read @JasonDCrane's latest poem, and watch a classic Star Trek episode -- all without leaving my solitary bunker in the lonesome desert. Thanks, Internet!


"A belief is not merely an idea the mind possesses;
it is an idea that possesses the mind."
—Robert Oxton Bolt

"For those who believe, no proof is necessary.
For those who don't believe, no proof is possible."
—Stuart Chase

"The world is divided into two classes:
those who believe the incredible,
and those who do the improbable."
—Oscar Wilde


"It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool
than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt."
—Mark Twain

"Tis better to hit an air ball,
than to force a note
that don't wanna come out."
—Nicholas Payton

"Even a bad cup of coffee is better
than no coffee at all."
—David Lynch