Robert Murrell Stevenson (1916-2012)

One of the greatest teachers I am so grateful to have studied with in my life as a musician. I have had a few. He was poetic, direct and so memorable to endeavor the peasant early learner or aspiring musician into a world of Western music few could have ever imagined existed. From Vivaldi, the … Read More »

Early Days and JFK

While growing up in SoCal during the 1960s, I had a cousin, James Gavin, that was a helicopter pilot. He was JFK’s, (RFK?) personal pilot on various occasions back then. The picture posted herein, was taken in Los Angeles July 1960 around the time of the DNC convention. Mercury Helicopters was the company where both … Read More »

Not Just Another Day In America

What a touching story. http://www.espn.com/espn/feature/story/_/id/23902766/nasa-astronaut-ellison-onizuka-soccer-ball-survived-challenger-explosion Meanwhile. I remember this day, like it was yesterday.  I was across town, state lines, on duty for employer law firm, filing papers in US federal court, Newark, NJ. But by the time I arrived to the clerk’s counter, to file papers, I was clueless. Yet, already – were Howard … Read More »