Some miscellaneous thoughts...
Blogger's "Blog This!" tool is fixed, so more links soon. It hasn't been working for me lately and made link posting a nuisance.
Is it just me, or is there something incredibly ironic about an office telling me to play standards because the client has unique musical needs?
Been having some fun with the whole Kutz brouhaha. Sunday night, I did the simcha specialist thing with a clarinetist on an American gig. They opened the ballroom for dinner with some smooth jazz. I told the clarinetist it made me feel like rushing to the bathroom and starting a maariv minyan.
Been discussing the smooth jazz maariv concept with some musician friends. The consensus appears to be coalescing around a punk maariv service as a better choice.
In the no good deed goes unpunished category...
Picked some beer with a hechsher up at a recent gig. Only thing in town with a hechsher. Turns out the hechsher is good, but the beer is a fundraiser for missionizing.