Fall 2016 Shows and Projects


Hello friends!

I am currently finishing up the tracks for the cast album of THE 7 DEADLY PLEASURES with the help of fabulous producer/composer Jim Greer of the Rondo Brothers. The cast and band sound fabulous! I can’t believe we did this recording in just a day! It’s due for release by the end of 2016!

As we get close to the final mix, I’m preparing a selection of wonderful late Romantic piano compositions by Jim’s grandfather, ARNE OLDBERG, who lived in Chicago and taught at Northwestern. We’ll be recording these by the end of the year.


SUNDAY, OCTOBER 16 8:00 – 10:00 PM The Lucky Horseshoe (453 Cortland Ave)
CABARET and More! with special guest Ted Savarese of the Tedtones

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 23 SATIE-ric SALON Private event

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28 9-12 pm SOLO PIANO and cabaret
THE RITE SPOT (Folsom/17th)


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Your stomach is an alpine lake…

I’ve been thinking about digestion lately. (Well actually, it was just a minute ago).

If you would picture your stomach as a giant catch basin of stuff, say like a lake in Yosemite. (I was in Yosemite this weekend). I regress….

….If you would picture your stomach like an alpine lake catching a waterfall in Yosemite, you’d be careful of what you put in there and how you mix it. Because, you know, it’s going to come out “downstream”and you’d want it in a form that’s healthy for nature.  You know what I mean? If you put crap into a pool above the waterfall (aka-your mouth) it’s gonna fall right into the alpine lake (your stomach), and settle down there like rotting garbage. What a picture. I would certainly hate to see rotting garbage floating in an alpine lake in Yosemite. It would seep into the ground and flow farther down stream polluting everything in its wake. That sounds terrible! I would want to have stuff like leaves and rain and fish poop and deer feet in that water. You know, the stuff that naturally falls in there. It’s been falling in there for a thousand years and hasn’t really hurt the forest. I think it’s the same with your body.

Today’s food so far:



Asian style salad (from Safeway) ,

Green Machine Naked juice  (…again from Safeway. I like Safeway. You can buy several copies of things for $5….),

An espresso shot along with…

a fruit and nut bar, and…

a ‘Feel Mo Betta’ shot (which contains lemon juice, apple cider vinegar, cayenne pepper and ginger)

….all from my favorite coffee shop, States Coffee and Mercantile in Martinez.