my least fave holiday (along with st. patrick's day) was actually pretty good this year. we went to jesse's and saw some good friends that we don't get to see all the time since we became such homebodies. jesse and i toasted my pops, cadillac fraf, ben trail and don punchatz. i talked to chris blay about him doing a video installation in conjunction with the HIO show at 1919 hemphill on 1.30.2010. the magical ash adams ushered in the new decade with feats of prestidigitation, amazing all. and we got home without seeing a single drunk jackass on the road. hooray!
woke up this morning and put on some dennis gonzalez -- his scapegrace
duet album with pianist joao paulo. his accomplishment really is amazing -- four great albums (five if you count the archival one) released last year. he, reggie rueffer, and mark growden are my favorite musos of the last decade. no question.