Playing In A Rock-n-Roll Band

Playing In A Rock-n-Roll Band

The Spanish word vale (pronounced VA-le) literally means “it’s worth it” but Spaniards use it for OK, agreed, good, whoo-hoo, and a bunch of other stuff.  Vale That, the name of our new rock-n-roll band, plays on this catch-all word–half...
Romance, Music, and Monkey Week

Romance, Music, and Monkey Week

Monkey Week in El Puerto De Santa Maria brings dozens of bands from all over Europe to play in the city’s streets and bars.  This sounds totally cool, unless  you live directly across from the castle courtyard where the main events are staged.  Whoever decided...
Goodbye Mr. And Mrs. Hope

Goodbye Mr. And Mrs. Hope

Over the Thanksgiving weekend, the world of Bob Hope was sold off at a giant garage sale, some items for less than a buck.  Hordes of people descended on the Hope Estate in Toluca Lake, a secluded four-acres rumored to have a par-three golf hole in the backyard.  My...
Makin’ Bacon Jam

Makin’ Bacon Jam

As jack of all trades and master of none, I have begun my career as a videographer, editor, director and producer!  And if you can forgive the production value of this first video, I promise gastronomic pleasure and a culinary skill that will delight your friends. To...