The STRANGEST things happen to me...

I went on a driving vacation with our almost 18 year old daughter.  She drove, I drove - it was fun. But before we went, however....

Ok.. let me back up.  The last week of July I went up to LA with Jon Whitledge - audio designer of the Magic Bus. His love for music and sound combined - created this wonderful audio vehicle.  The Sound in this thing is unlike ANYTHING I've heard in my life.   We were invited by Michael Wisnieux to WIZNU Labs after party show Startups in the Sky - Music Innovation Summit.  Where I met Scott Page, and watched him perform with some fantastic musicians!  

While I was getting myself ready for the evening - I burned my neck.. not once, but TWICE!   I am on this trip with my neck is so red from the hot curling iron.  I was NOT careful... WAIT there is more!  I knew I should not have put bandaids on my neck, but I did it anyway. I suffered the consequences of that decision.  My neck broke out into hives.  I had to take the bandaids off.  OH I am not done yet!! We were on our way to the Bay Area to attend a wedding in Oakland. While we were visiting in Monterey, some seagulls decided it was a great time to poo on our car. It was HARD NOT to notice the present they gave us! 

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In spite of the weird stuff that happened, we really had GREAT time, and by the time we came home my burn on my neck was healed up, and there is new skin there.  Definitely gotta laugh ! #justhavetolaugh !! 

More to come... 


The Magic Bus - designed by Jon Whitledge

The Magic Bus - designed by Jon Whitledge

Scott Page and his awesome band! 

Scott Page and his awesome band! 

Kori Carothers

A musician's path to her/his muse is sometimes an easy one. Other times, it is filled with potential pitfalls or unexpected obstacles. Kori Linae Carothers faced just that when, during a kindergarten health screening at the age of 5, it was discovered she was deaf in her left ear. Her young peers found out and the teasing began. In addition, throughout elementary and high school, Kori was constantly told she would never become a musician. Undeterred, she kept learning and practicing, never surrendering her dream. Despite these discouragements, Carothers was passionate about her calling and now, years later, she is an acclaimed pianist and keyboard player with four albums to her credit. Clearly, she is an example of a person following her muse with courage, humor, and determination. - Bill Binkelman