Friday, April 9, 2010


A lot going on this month! We are working to release the Mari Mack CD that was started way back in 2003. The final tune, Birthday Suit features Livin' Like Kings: Arne Frager, Eric Levy, RJ Franco, Doug Rowan, Cecil Kirkpatrick and special guest Mike Rinta on trombone.
You may download a couple of special preview tracks at Mari Mack's BANDCAMP account and if you want, sign the mailing list to stay up to date on the release.
On April 24th - a couple of us will be hanging out at the Earth Day Marin celebration in Kentfield (11-6) and after that, Mari and Wayne De la Cruz will be in duo mode at Bing Crosby's in Walnut Creek from 8-11pm. gig has been recscheduled - stay tuned!

Friday, April 2, 2010

On the way home from last night's rehearsal... we were approaching the San Anselmo HUB at Red Hill Blvd., Arne had to pull the car over in a hurry, as we saw some fool in a green SUV speeding from San Rafael, followed by a few police cars. Tires were screeching, lights were flashing and sirens were blaring, as we watched him attempt a U-Turn in the middle of the street - and when another police car blocked him, he stopped for a moment, then decided to back into and CRUNCH the front end of one of the police cars, then turn right and head straight toward us. We sat and held our breath, powerless to do anything but hope that he wouldn't hit us head on. As he zoomed past us by a margin way too close for comfort, we sat in stunned disbelief as more police cars came speeding in hot pursuit. I wonder what led this young man to do something so senseless. I hope he figures out a way to turn his life around.