Elmore Leonard, RIP

LA Times Elmore Leonard, one of America’s best known crime novelists, died Tuesday morning due to complications from a stroke, according to¬†Leonard’s¬†Facebook page and his longtime researcher at the Detroit News, Gregg Sutter. Leonard, 87, was working on...

remembering to remember

Memorial Day is meant to be a day of sober remembrance, and thankfulness, to those who gave their all. As always, a special tip of the hat to Susan Gertson and...

dave brubeck, RIP

This was the first jazz cut I ever connected with, waaay back when. What stands out now is that Brubeck the pianist essentially plays percussion on this...

andy williams RIP

Andy Williams was my parents’ music, playing on the Hi-Fi years before WiFi. I used my iMac — the one I use only for photo and video editing — to put music on my mother’s iPad. So the music collection is Williams, Sinatra, Mel Torme and so on....