Archive for April, 2006

Shout Out – Dave Grisman

April 7, 2006

My wife and I had the privilege to hear his quintet perform several weeks ago. The link to his site is under music, and I highly recommend that you go there this moment and see when he’s playing in your town. This is one of the finest jazz quintets I’ve ever heard, and it was one of the two or three best concerts I’ve ever attended. The creativity and joy in this music is an inspiration to anyone who will listen. And on top of everything else, the show lasted for over three hours.

Shout Out – Erick Dampier

April 7, 2006

If there’s been one guy who has taken grief from everyone and done a better job of quietly going about his business and making himself better in his craft, I don’t know who it is. The big man doesn’t talk a lot, at least not that I have heard, but his actions and attitude speak volumes to me. He cares about doing a good job and has worked very hard to do the things that the team needs to be successful. Good job, Erick Dampier.