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The Circle is Unbroken - Friends of the Brothers Return to Brooklyn Bowl 10/25

We will never allow the circle to be broken. Very excited to be returning to the great Brooklyn Bowl with Friends of the Brothers on October 25.  Tickets are just $12 and presales are a big help. Click here. FOB features Peter Levin…

Jimmy Rushing with Count Basie "Kansas City Blues"

That's my favorite sax player Ben Webster playing behind the vocal.

Ga Ya Ju Ancient Caves

Last Tuesday was the last of a five-day long weekend and a caravan of us headed about two hours Northeast of Beijing to the Gu Ya Ju Anicent Caves. We had 5 adults + 9 kids, including Jacob's boy Lucas P, who was with me.These pictures will…

A Tale of Two Teams

.Soccer has been a big part of our social life since we arrived here. Within a few weeks, we had trekked down to the Lido Holiday Inn and signed up for fall soccer with Sports Beijing. Out there, we met a bunch of new friends, Jacob finding…

From the Vaults -- Albert King

I just came across this old story, one of the highlights of my years at Guitar World. I wrote the intro a few years ago when the piece was rerun in a fanzine. Just days after I became the Guitar World Managing Editor in February, 1991, I…

New skateboard, bike

Becky’s coming home today in just a few hours and we’re all excited to see her. It’s been fine though. Kids have been good. Yesterday got a little tired for all of us after a very long day. We ended up at Decathalon, a new huge French…

Indoor skiing

Last Friday, we had no school and a friend organized a trip to an indoor ski dome. About five or six cars of us trekked out there and it was really a gas. Good to be there on an uncrowded day because it would be frightening on a busy time. There…

Jacob gets a viola

He brought it home yesterday and is very pleased with it, though he mostly takes it out, fiddles a note or two then leaves it lying on the ground. It will be an absolute miracle if I don't end up paying for this thing in pieces, most likely…

NFL China

I just came form a meeting with the NFL guys who are here setting up an exhibition game for next August. I am doing a story on the NFL’s push into china for the WSJ. Becky is in NYC now for a Bureau chief’s meeting – I keep imaging a meeting…

Halloween, Mach 1

Eli as Dath MaulMax Rosenblum, Anna, DarthWyatt and finnegan CameronMax and Eric RosenblumRace Cameron and Eli. They arelikethis.This is a very meager set of Halloween pictures, taken at Halloween Mach 1, at River Garden, the nearby, American-heavy…