A C2 row and a walk. Another C2 row and a walk coming up. Listening to Stanton Moore bring that funky New Orleans drumming.


I spoke with my former band director Jim Swiggart from Hutchinson, KS on the phone today. What a pleasure! He’s 80 years old and still consulting for high school band programs around his state of Arkansas!


Reciting The Hollow Men

Marlon Brando in Apocalypse Now
Marlon Brando, Apocalypse Now, 1979

A dear friend of mine and I were recently discussing some of the surprising educational blessings we received in high school in Hutchinson, Kansas. The music program was exceptional, with some truly dedicated teachers. (Thank you Jim Swiggart and Mike … the rest “Reciting The Hollow Men”