Deck The Halls!

Season’s Greetings to everyone who follows this strange little blog.
Much appreciated.

Lots of new stuff coming soon.

Mahalo!
Phil

Clouds After The Rain 12/17/14

Sometimes some of the most beautiful view are just above us.

We havent had much rain, so these clouds look different than normal.

I like it.

Your thoughts on clouds?

KBBQ Is Delish! 12/16/14

The aftermath from a dinner at BBQ Nights.

Question:  Do you eat this way?

#grub

A Friend 12/15/14

There’s always a lot of friends that come by to visit me on my sailboat.
This is one of the reason I enjoy living in the marina now.
It’s good to have a friend.

Turtles And Me 12/14/14

Today I visited the San Diego Zoo.
I have a friend who works with the reptiles, so I was able to visit the turtles up close and personal.
New memories.
It’s good.
The turtles remind me that I’m just passing through.
We all are.
Why not be kind to each other?
Simply love one another.
Create good memories, then move on.
Such is the awareness of the turtles…

Golden State Tap Room 12/12/14

Just a random vid from the after recital party.
We ended up in this bar in Union Square.
Fun to celebrate with a group of very studied and talented music students from around the world.

Recital 12/11/14

This video was shot just moments before Trevor walked in and gave his recital for his Master’s Degree in Music at The San Francisco Conservatory of Music.
We were not allowed to shoot any vid during the performance.
Trevor performed so well, it was scary.
Overwhelming at times.
It’s been interesting to witness his development over the past 14 years.
Satisfying.
I was happy to simply attend this concert, given the scare of a possible flight cancellation due to rain.
I made it.
Looks like Trevor is making it too.
Life is good.

Goodnight 12/10/14

This practice of The Daily Vid gets tricky sometimes.
There are some days that are so busy that I don’t think about shooting any vid until the em of the day.
This was one of those days.
Nevertheless, I see the perfection in it.
My thoughts at the end of the day as I project my tomorrow.
Like a journal. A diary.
I get it.

View From The Office 12/9/14

If there is one thing that has helped me to recover my balance over the past few months, it has been surfing.
It helps me to forget. To move on.
It helps me to regain my balance.
Surfing heals me.
My time spent in the ocean and in the sand is precious to me.
I can’t imagine my life with out surfing.
I’m grateful.

Jingle Bells 12/8/14

yea, Jingle Bells.
it’s the holiday season, and we are busy doing our thing.
i have a lot of ideas for a whole new video project next year.
im thinking a video a week.
tunes that live in my head.
therapeutic.
not really sure if anyone would ever read and watch and listen to my videos and songs.
but for me, it helps me in an odd way.
it helps me to simply express in the way i do.
my hope is for this music to somehow help others on occasion.
well, probably not.
for now, its Jingle Bells.

your feedback is appreciated.

Sunset In HB 12/7/4

i spend a lot of time at the beach.
especially lately.
i’ve needed time alone to read, to think.
to review my life.

while im there, i surf.
i catch waves.
it’s what i do.
and sometimes i catch spectacular views.
im reminded of loved ones who have come and gone.
like the sun that sets.
hoping and knowing that we will all see each other again someday.

VW Bus Goes To Old Speed 12/3/14

i drive Sandy Bus daily.
we have a good relationship.
we have had some VERY good times together.
she knows me well.
so when she breaks down, im cool with it.
she wouldnt start today, but she’s overdue a good tune up anyway.
off to Russell and the crew at Old Speed in Paramount, CA.
they keep Sandy running.
grateful.

Steel Pan Video Preview 12/2/14

we are on a video trip these days.
we are trying different cameras, angles, programs, etc.
in the early stages.
testing.
so here is a 30 second preview from tonight’s video shoot.

your feedback?

thanx,
Phil

Rain 12/1/14

so it finally rained.
i was out all day running errands, and i wanted to make sure i posted a new vid for the first of the month.
me.
just driving in my bus.
on my way to my boat.
nice to sleep on a boat that slowly rocks in the rain.