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Announcing a New Fox Contrabassoon Model: 920!

News flash: You heard it here first – Fox is coming out with a new contrabassoon model and Chip Owen, the head of contras at their South Whitley, Indiana headquarters has said its OK for me to share it with you! The reason I’m the one to do it, is that I have just received [...]

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Did famous conductor Fritz Reiner really fire a musician for using binoculars in rehearsal?

Its well documented that Fritz Reiner, one of the most well known conductors of American classical music led ensembles with a baton that barely moved. In Conservatory, many of us shared an apocryphal story about how he once fired a musician for bringing binoculars in a rehearsal when to help “find” the beat. One afternoon, [...]

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“Grand” is now a verb?!?

Saw this sign on the local BevMo. I didn’t know that grand had become a verb? Obviously it has seeing as they’re “re-granding” their store!!

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Lassen Volcanic Panorama

For the 4th of July I went to Lassen National Park and hiked the Bumpass Hill trail to the remnants of a volcano. What’s left is numerous fumeroles, hot springs and mud pots. A very cool bit of nature, and preparation for my next trip to Yellowstone! Click the picture for a full size panorama.

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April Fool = Marketing opportunity!

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I combined a team brainstorm with April Fools Day to generate significant exposure for my company. By spending $12 on a domain name, and an hour on some basic photoshop work, I was able to put together a website for a make-believe product that grabbed a few headlines and raised a few eyebrows. The supporting [...]

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KCSM 91.1 antenna

Here’s a shot I took recently of the KCSM FM antenna tower on the campus of the College of San Mateo. You can see the primary antennas on top (4 bays) and their backup is underneath (5 bays). I think the little guys on the back are just antenna mounts, not actual antennas. It’s a [...]

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Greek Orthodox Mosaic

One weekend a year, the Greek Orthodox church in Belmont, CA opens its doors for two lucky groups of people to catch a glimpse at its amazing interior. The series of Mosaics have been in progress for decades and are yet to be completed. However the vivid colors and unique designs make it worth putting [...]

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Frost (in french, givre)

This picture was taken on a windshield in Prescott, Az December 26th. It was bitter cold, but somehow there was enough moisture in the air to create some beautiful ice patterns for those early risers willing to look close enough. This was taken with a simple Canon point and shoot.

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Producing at the [once great] KGO radio

Here’s some photos of me behind master control at KGO. This was back in 2006. I was allowed to be “enbineer in charge” of KGO for two hours one evening. Such a blast. The board is 32 channels with digital routing on 8 of them. Very cool. I didn’t screw up too badly. Normally I [...]

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Amazing Moment by the San Francisco Bay

I was walking along the bay on a trail in Redwood Shores and had to stop when we passed this craggy tree. The sun was setting and the full moon was already out. The result is this nice photo that I wanted to share with you all. Enjoy! – Jonathan

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