Monthly Archives: November 2009

Joy Bopped

There are good audiences and bad….every once in a while, an audience is Great!! It was as if we had symbolically fit hundreds and hundreds of people into my living room to hear a “Monktet” rehearsal! The wonderful people who … Continue reading

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“Orchestre Surreal” Update

On Monday, November 16, 2009, “Elvis Schoenberg’s Orchestre Surreal” will be bringing their inspired musical craziness to Catalina Bar & Grill. One night…one show (8-10). Catalina’s will never be the same…you won’t either. I’ll be there…with feathers, at least. Be … Continue reading

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Free Lance Hero

Greg Dahl is my Hero….and all-purpose friend. I know that when I need a back-up…he’s there. When I have questions on almost anything…but especially my computer and the internet…he’s got the answers. He helps me with my Blog and when … Continue reading

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Beatlemania

It was August, 1965. My first husband, Terry Stone, had just passed away. My nine year old daughter, Debbi, and I needed something special to happen to us. It was such a profoundly sad time. It actually took “The Beatles” … Continue reading

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Oh Henry

Henry Willson discovered a truck driver whose name was Roy Fitzgerald. Henry claimed he knew this guy would be a star…but he needed a name that would be worthy of stardom. So Roy became Rock Hudson. Rock eventually married Henry’s … Continue reading

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Star or no Star…

What I didn’t know was that Howard Hughes had arranged a Photo Shoot just so he could be a secret observer. He had seen some photos of me taken by Wally Seawell and Mario Casilli… whose studio on the Sunset … Continue reading

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Things About… Larry Williams

Composer/Arranger/Trumpetist/Guitarist With a deep understanding of – and passion for—a myriad or musical traditions, Larry Williams has composed/arranged the music for seven CDs as a leader (Emotional, Tapestry, Works for Piano, A Time to Play, Arising, The Bridge, and a … Continue reading

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Hangin’

I am so blessed to have so many truly wonderful friends. They energize me as well as challenge me intellectually. Most of them are musicians…most are of the Male Persuasion. Just hangin’ and smoking a cigar with Larry Williams is … Continue reading

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