Sweet Inspirations

by SteveHulse on April 24, 2018 · 2 comments

Jazz Appreciation Month is inspiring me to get out all my pent-up thoughts and feelings about jazz while it’s semi-legal to do so. These days my memory continues to serve up some of the jazz piano giants that I struggled all my life to emulate. Oh, I finally settled in and played “who I was” […]


Requiem For A Genre

by SteveHulse on April 17, 2018 · 3 comments

April is Jazz Appreciation month. A month for Jazz Appreciation? Really?? Sigh. I guess I should be miffed about the designation of a single month for a style of music that has defined most of my life. But the truth is, Jazz is fairly lucky to get its month at all, considering it is far […]


Time (code) In A Bottle

by SteveHulse on January 28, 2018 · 6 comments

A Mini View Of The Midi Revolution Non-audiophiles, beware! This one is for my music biz pals who are over 50… and there are quite a few, believe it or not. I’m hoping you will find this interesting, or, at the very least, memory-jogging and perhaps entertaining. It’s one person’s view of the transitional time […]


Reflections On Vienna

by SteveHulse on October 2, 2017 · 6 comments

(This is Betty’s and my first stop of four. We intend to visit Rovinj Croatia, Lake Como Italy and our favorite, Villa Buonasera, in Tuscany after seeing Vienna.)             Vienna! As the old saying goes, you have to be here to understand it and its wild, colorful history. I don’t […]


Remembering John Abercrombie

by SteveHulse on August 29, 2017 · 0 comments

His nickname back then, ’65 – ’70, was Crumbles. Why, I have no idea. At Berklee, he was already a brilliant player. He was a quiet, low-visibility guy that few of us knew. After my Berklee years, I got a job as an arranger at a studio west of Boston… in Maynard. In the process, […]


Mozart: A New Perspective

by SteveHulse on October 23, 2013 · 0 comments

This is a subject that is very near and dear to me. Anything at all meaningful that I’ve accomplished in this life (aside from Dillon) has been in music, and about music.  Jazz is my first and most enduring love. It has been my chariot, my journey through time, my identity and my therapist. It […]


So You Want To Make Movies…

by SteveHulse on July 26, 2013 · 2 comments

Photography Then And Now From Wikipedia – Invented in the first decades of the 19th century, photography (by way of the camera) seemed able to capture more detail and information than traditional media, such as painting and sculpting. Photography as a usable process goes back to the 1820s with the development of chemical photography. The […]


But Is It Art??

by SteveHulse on July 8, 2013 · 11 comments

Just for fun, let’s take a quick look at Wikipedia’s definition of art. Then we’ll jump into it on our own, and introduce you to a great person! ————————————————————– Art is a diverse range of human activities and the products of those activities; this article focuses primarily on the visual arts, which includes the creation […]


Heart In Her Art

by SteveHulse on December 13, 2012 · 2 comments

Welcome to Puyallup, Washington, a nice town with a goofy name. You see, it should be pronounced “pwee-allup…” but no. You say that to anyone in Washington and they’ll say, “no, no! It’s “pew…”  Oh, all righty, then. Puyallup, Walla Walla, Sequim…pronounced “Skwim.”  This is a strange place.               […]


Diamonds In The Rough

by SteveHulse on April 4, 2012 · 3 comments

Note to self – when you roll back into town, after a day of snowmobiling, and you’re sweaty, really tired from riding on slush, dirt and mud; when there’s dead grass, rocks and sagebrush stuck in your skis, and your sled is overheating… you need to face it, boy. Your sledding season is over. The […]