- Family Guy cartoon: Ding
Fries are Done.
- Family Guy A-Team
If you can find them, maybe you can hire them!
Panther volleyball is currently ranked 14th in the USA.
(Early September, 2002).
Ranked 6th at the end of the season!.
- Sat next to this magician
at the concert of one of my favorite musicians, Carlos Santana.
Nick and Mike were blown away by Santana's magic. They told me
that the warm-up band Rusted Root would be great. They
were right! Rusted Root would definitely be worth seeing as
the main and only act anytime and anywhere in concert, not just
at the Excel Center in Saint Paul on an August Sunday in 2002 on the
evening before UNI started the 2002/2003 school year.
- The new Jewel album cover
found via www.google.com and search on lyrics from
1st song she performed on Today Show, May 2nd, 2003.
your heart, your intuition was the lyric and the entire content
of the search.
The 2nd link found by adding Jewel to the search phrase and lyric
was this link to a server in the Netherlands. It has
for the entire song too, plus other links.
- I have seen S A N T A N A in
concert five times in four different states.
- June or July of 1974 at Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, Iowa.
- July of 1994 at C. Y. Stephens Auditorium in Ames, Iowa on
the ISU campus.
- Wednesday, July 31st, 1996 at the AT&T Global Olympic
Village in Centennial Park at Atlanta, Georgia.
- Sunday, August 25th, 2002 in Saint Paul, Minnesota at
the Excel Center.
- Saturday, July 5th, 2003 at the Tweeter Center
Check out many more links from this
Carlos Santana site
created by a fan in Ireland.
broke the 16 year old record of 8 Grammy awards that
Michael Jackson's Thriller album held since 1984?
- Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione
painting from 1650.
This Italian painting is 12 feet in height and more than 7 feet
wide. First saw this painting in April of 1978,
while attending a sociology conference and studying sociology in
graduate school at UNI.
Met Karen while looking at this work. She was an undergraduate at U of
and was writing a paper reacting to and analyzing the painting.
I sent her my thoughts from back in Cedar Falls.
Saw this painting again many times over the years, but the best time of
from about 4:20 p.m. until 4:45 p.m. on Sunday, August 25th, 2002, just
a couple hours before the S A N T A N A concert.
My best memories of visiting Karen later in 1978 were her dorm along
the banks of the river, listening to one of her or her roommates
SANTANA albums, watching Mork and Mindy in one of the dorm lounges (it
used to be that every single dorm room and student did not have
their own TV and there was a central area for such things), attending
a class in a building near the east bank of the river, and hearing
about her paper on billboards and what Lady Bird Johnson had done
to clean up the highways from excessive billboards.
More links to Castiglione
and the www.artcyclopedia.com site.
- Ravi Shankar, master
of the sitar and Indian classical music. One of the hits at
the original 1969 Woodstock and a huge influence on jazz and
popular music, including the Beatles. Saw Ravi Shankar in
concert in the
mid 70s at Hancher Auditorium in Iowa City.
Almost saw him in concert in the Twin Cities on May 3rd of 2002,
but something even more moving and sacred called for being in
Dubuque, Iowa that same evening and the next morning.
On November 19th, Ravi Shankar's daughter,
will perform in GDrinnell, Iowa.
The Indian Music Society of
Minnesota has some good concerts each year.
If it were possible to go back and start over at age ten, I would
plan my whole life and expend all my energy toward either becoming
a master of the tabla and or the sitar and participating in the
magic of unfolding of the musical ragas of Indian classical music.
- Unusual, but very inspiring
Art link, with
- Lyrics to a favorite Prince song - one of 14 Prince songs from the
Joffrey ballet Billboards.
Another awesome Prince song is:
Beautiful Ones, which is also in Purple Rain movie soundtrack, but
unfortunately it was not in Billboards. One great ballad that reminds
me of Jimi Hendrix at Woodstock or on the Jimi plays Berkley concert,
which was shown as an art film at UNI during my first year of teaching
- Lord of the Rings Theme:
by Enya with animation and lyrics.
Preston and Syreeta song With You I'm Born Again. First played
this on a state of the art keyboard synthecizer in spring 1985, courtesy
of Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield and Byers needing a 5th partner.
- Celine Dion A New Day
- The best movie ever made. I saw
Wings of Desire at the Bijou Theatre
at the University of Iowa on Friday, January 27th, 1989.
- One rule: No musical
instruments allowed. But then
the audience discovers almost everything can be a musical instrument.
If you can't afford one, stop at the city dump, or an auto salvage yard,
or go to your cleaning supplies closet or get out your lighter.
- Jazz Guitarist Pat
Metheny. Saw twice in Iowa City (88 or 89 and 93). Best jogging tape
for U of Iowa
field house in 89/90 and 90/91 was Still Life/(Talking). Almost saw
in Sioux City in November, but the concert was cancelled, which I found
out at the end of my four hour drive.
- Programming As
Performance Art, like music, dance, ...
- Anoushka Shankar concerts on November 19, 2002 at Grinnell College in
Iowa and on November 9th, 2003 in Appleton, Wisconsin (Ravi and Anoushka)
Cities PAC. November 19th, 2003 was day of first piano lesson. The trip
to Appleton, Wisconsin had a deer run into the side of my car on highway
20 between CF and Dubuque. Tour archive.