Farewell 2016

We lost a lot of great ones this year.

George Michael:  Just 20 years old when he took the music world by storm. Played Live Aid with Elton John at 21.

Bill Cunningham:  Incredible dedication to his craft. Will miss seeing him riding his bicycle around town.

Prince:  Composer, producer, arranger and other worldly guitarist. Check out Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame video below.

David Bowie.: The original original.

Carrie Fisher: Do you remember the first time you saw Star Wars?

Natalie Cole: Unforgettable.

Je Suis Ahmed

I was incredibly moved today by the accounts of the Paris police officer, story  Ahmed Merabet, who bravely confronted the terrorists yesterday as they fled the Charlie Hebdo offices. He was killed in the process. He was a Muslim confronting Muslim terrorists who attacked the newspaper in an attempt to silence free speech. Perhaps this was expressed best by @Aboujahjah, who posted: “I am not Charlie, I am Ahmed the dead cop. Charlie ridiculed my faith and culture and I died defending his right to do so.”

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Hats Off To the #WCME Team

Great job this weekend in Portland Maine by the WordCamp ME team — Sam Hotchkiss, Stephen Quirk, Derek Smart, RC Lations, Gary Thayer, Rocco Tripaldi and Michael Cain. Well organized event and some excellent WP luminaries including @jeckman, @BFTrick, @obenland and @michaeldcain.

Downtown of Portland, Maine. Taken from North ...
Downtown of Portland, Maine. Taken from North St. near the East End School. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


The Gadd Gang LIVE w/ amazing piano and drum solos

Steve Gadd and Richard Tee at their best performing live.  The Gadd Gang, sometime in the 1980’s. Looks like in Tokyo.  Signed, Sealed, Delivered featuring Cornell Dupree, Ronnie Cuber and Eddie Gomez. In the video below go to 3:10, which is the beginning of the piano solo and leads to Gadd’s drum solo.

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Steve Gadd
Cover of "Gadd Gang"
Cover of Gadd Gang
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