Tahoe Summer Concert Series

I can’t believe how the Doobie Brothers still rock! They sound terrific — tight and spot on!

Chicago, missing the original lead singer, unfortunately sounds more like a tribute band than their old selves. Still the original horn section is still game.

But what the heck, its 30 years since their comeback tour!

Free MP3s of The Graduates Soundtrack

Check it out!  The makers of upcoming movie “The Graduates” are offering free mp3 downloads of the soundtrack.   See http://thegraduatesmovie.com/music and enter coupon code “GOGRADS” to get the 2 disc set without entering your credit card info.

I watched the trailer.  It looks like a good after-high-school summer fun movie.  I’m enjoying the fresh music as I write this post.

The songs on the playlist are:

1 Lazing By the Swimming Pool by Kojo
2 Lazy Guy by Kudabins
3 I Went Out by The Mad Tea Party
4 Every Way by The Mad Tea Party
5 Show Me a Love by Maurice & The Cliches
6 Your Room by The New Rags
7 Lawnchairs by Our Daughter’s Wedding
8 Just Impolite by Plushgun
9 Here Kitty Kitty by Seth Freeman
10 Get Offa My Case by Seth Freeman
11 White Surf Trash by Sex with Lurch
12 Learning To Sing by Sonia Montez
13 Surf The Seven Seas by The New Rags
14 Peace of Mind by Uncle Mountain
15 Tokyo Cowboy by Sex with Lurch
16 Wasteland by Andy Morris
17 Drinking Alone by Promis
18 Move You by The Mad Tea Party
19 The Garden by The Smittens
20 Kind of Zero by Joe Moore
21 A Vision of One by Seth Freeman
22 I Never Was A Cool One by The Mad Tea Party
23 Planes in the Sky (Bonus Track) by Vagina Water Park
24 Graduation (Bonus Track) by The New Rags

Legit Free Music Downloads in REI Ski and Board Promo

REI.com is offering 10 free music downloads sponsored by various ski and board makers.

Click here and look mid-page to “Download your FREE Winter Soundtrack” of ten MP3 downloads.

Persephone’s Bee’s, “We’ve Just Begun” – MP3 presented by Salomon
Quadrillion, “Dropped” – MP3 presented by Ride Snowboards
Saxon Shore, “Bar Clearing Good Times” – MP3 presented by Volkl
Ohmega Watts, “Can You Hear it” – MP3 presented by REI.com
Robbers on High Street, “Training the Tricks” – presented by The North Face
The Apples In Stereo, “(baby its’) So Cold – MP3 presented by Burton
Eagles of Death Metal, “Now I’m a Fool” – MP3 presented by K2
Au Revoir Simone – “Fallen Snow (redux) – MP3 presented by Marmot
The Rentals, “Colorado” – MP3 presented by Smith Optics
American Analog Set, “Ice King” – MP3 presented by Rossignol

REI-Outlet Secret Sale! Use coupon code SECRET8 oct 13-20

Baghdad to Bombay to …. Next Door

That is the path of a most remarkable woman, Pearl Sofaer, who has come to be my neighbor.   I got to meet her because I am around during the day, working from home.   I was immediately struck by her positive attitude.   You may be too when you read her memoir, Baghdad to Bombay – In the Kitchens of My Cousins.  It chronicles her Jewish family’s flight from persecution in Iraq to growing up a British subject in India to ultimately alighting in the US.  It also tells the stories of her cousins spread around the world and shares family recipes.  Parts of the book remind me of one of my favorite college reading assignments: Running in the Family by Michael Ondaatje of The English Patient fame.
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Mormon Tabernacle Choir Practice

In a very uplifting end to a long day yesterday, we sat in on a rehearsal of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.   And we were not alone — the public is invited to come and go at will.   At times nearly every available seat in the large Tabernacle was taken.  The sound is magnificent!   If you’re in Salt Lake City, make a point to hear this choir live!
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