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Minds Over Matter (KALW Show)

In January 2015 I was pleasantly surprised to get an email inviting me to be a guest panelist on a local trivia  show that originates at one of San Francisco’s NPR stations. Since then, I’ve been invited back several times. It’s an honor to be on the air with these guys who have a really […]

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Where’s My Sharpie?

Sign at Goodmans Hardware last week:   (By the way, I love Goodman’s. Just had a laugh over this since there were about 20 of these signs posted around.” Attn: Customers Sorry for the inconvenience we are remodeling Lighting & Electrical Departments. Items may be missed priced.  

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Rare pics of KXXL 1230 in Reno Nevada

KXXL was a post-war station that started in Reno NV. It’s still broadcasting today (2013) as KSGG and has gone through a number of callsigns and formats over the years. The daughter of one of the first owners gave me some pictures from the station that date to the early 50’s. I’m posting them here […]

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I love unintentionally funny roadsigns

Driving up to the Penninsula Open Space for a hike this afternoon, and I cracked up when I saw this sign. We really couldn’t figure out why the nearby mirror needed caution. Seemed perfectly safe to us…

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Phil’s Jag!

Phil Frank was a good friend and neighbor. He was also the cartoonist in the San Francisco Chronicle. His first love was MG’s, but as the century turned, he began to lust after a new car: jaguars, specifically the MK2. Here’s the car as Phil purchased it in 2004: Phil completely redid the drive train […]

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The Kids America Soundsheet (audio clip)

At long last, I have gotten around to digitizing an interesting piece of radio history. This was a thin plastic record that was given out to radio stations encouraging them to air Kids America. It is a nice summary of the program in its first year, and the audio fidelity isn’t half bad for a […]

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Music: Homage to Donald Erb

For my junior recital I commissioned a new piece. The piece was written by composer Geoffrey Petersen for solo bassoon. I performed the premier in the spring of 1997. I was honored to have Mr. Erb present for the performance. It touched me very much that he stayed for the entire concert.  

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Arts Commission

For five years, I served as an Arts Commissioner for the city of Sausalito. Many call this the golden age of the group as we started the Sausalito Art Walk, put the Artist’s Registry online and held biannual shows featuring Sausalito artists. Thanks to everyone who helped make this such a memorable endeavor! The 2004 […]

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Rainbow over Angel Island

Salt and pepper thunderstorms yielded some great rainbows last week. Here’s one of the better shots I took with the moon overhead. Enjoy! – Jonathan

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