31 Dec 2011
Samba Del Luna – Stanford Grad Day LIVE (click audio file)
Stanford University Commencement/School of Education
Lindsey Boullt – guest commencement performer from 2007 to 2011. A wonderful 5-year honor. Special thanks to Ona Andre/Stanford. It was always a beautiful day. Latin jazz, smooth jazz, swing & blues. Amazing guest speakers who were often members of the US presidential cabinet. Each year when the faculty would address the new graduates, a main talking point was always “you now have a Stanford degree, with that, you now have the personal responsibility to make the world a better place. You must change the world.” Each year the faculty would speak on this topic, the transferred weight of responsibility was palpable.
Mark Zuckerberg/Facebook CEO was in attendance in 2011, hanging out. Asked why…Mark said he was supporting his instructor/Chinese languages.
Thrilled to announce my new endorsement –
Sonuus/UK, and the new ‘i2M’ pitch-to-MiDI technology!
Special thanks for James Clark & all at Sonuus!
January NAMM Week
ROCKBOX Electronics & “Tony Palkovic’s Radio Show” presents
Lindsey Boullt, Ric Fierabracci, Joel Taylor & Ryo Okumoto
Alva’s Showroom – LA, CA January 13, 2011!
Ric Fierabracci -bs (Chick Corea, Dave Weckl, Brett Garsed, Hemispheres, George Whitty).
Joel Taylor – dr (Allan Holdsworth, Al Di Meola, Robben Ford)
Ryo Okumoto – kys (Spock’s Beard, Eric Clapton)
Also, a great week at the Rockbox Booth NAMM Show/Anaheim.