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Carmen Ficarra of the Atlas Stringband on Bass

June 1st, 2008 2 comments


A band without a bass tends to wander, lacking the stability, rhythm and punch that a bass provides. Carmen is a great bass player that I have the honor to be acquainted with. We caught him at Folklife jamming with friends, but he wasn’t too busy to say hello to us. If you want to hear what they sound like, follow the link attached to the title of this post.

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Sitting in the sun, listening to music

May 28th, 2008 2 comments

Seattle’s folklife Festival this year was sunny and mild. People came out in hordes to listen to the music. These children and this man were listening to Celtic music while basking in the gentle afternoon sun.

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Another lake view sunset

May 24th, 2008 2 comments


Why is there such a comfort to see that someone is at home? Even as the sun has set, the last rays make rainbows in the sky.

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Sunset over the lake

May 24th, 2008 No comments

This primordial scene is full of hope for spring.
What is it about the sky, that creates such a wonderful display of color, every evening for just a few minutes. Science or magic or something more esoteric, the painter strives to portray the majesty of those few moments before the night overtakes the day.

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Rush Hour – part II

May 18th, 2008 1 comment



The second of a series of Bike Commuters. This painting depicts to me the wonderful feeling of passing a bunch of cars stuck in traffic.
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