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A Tribute to Butch Trucks 3/1/17: thoughts, photos, videos.

Last Weds. March 1, I paid tribute to Butch Trucks with a special band: my Big in China core supplemented by Andy Aledort (Dickey Betts), Peter Levin (Gregg Allman) and Junior Mack (Jaimoe). This show meant a lot to me. March in NYC has…

Super Moverz

The kids were off school all last week and attended Super Moverz Camp at school. It's hard to describe how much they loved it. This is run by our friend Wyatt, who is moving to San Diego and ramping it up in the U.S. this summer. Check out…

Last column

I've gotten slack about posting my columns up here. Here is my last one, even as I finish up my next one, which will post Thursday late afternoon, EST.

More history

I came across this really interesting, must-read article by Peter Hessler about Han attitudes towards the big T. It is a pretty complex issue with a long and deep history. Here are two key passages:When the Chinese speak of pre-1951 Tibet,…

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This story bummed me out. It's all about how C is clamping down on ethnically t parts of the country.. they are some of my favorite places I've ever been in the world and knowing this is going on out there is making me very sad. I haven't been…

More pictures

Nero fiddled while Rome burned and Woodie Alan rocked Frank's Place in Beijing while T land heated up last Friday night. Zhang Yong has a phtoographe friend who keeps coming to the gigs and taking cool pictures. Thanks for that.

More Stuff

It's still pretty exhausting and surreal here. I am really upset about what is going on T-land. Becky, of course, is working round the clock more or less, along with every other real journalist we know ( I don’t count myself in that group).…

Dixie and Dave: Colorado dispatch

Ah, technology. David Kann is in colorado with my folks and brother and his family. He snapped this picture after dinner on his Iphone, sent send and here it is, for your viewing pleasure. Dixie is truly the six million dollar man, just wrapping…

SI.com baseball story

Still crazy and exhausting here. We had our first sandstorm of the year yesterday, always a pleasure. I felt really bummed out yesterday morning, beaten down by the events and feeling really bleak. I have to admit part of it was our internet…

Stuff

Well, it's been a crazy few days around here. I'm sure all of you know about the troubles in T land. Anything with the T word stands to get banned here. I have no idea how this could play to this blog or anything else I do but I don't really…

Baseball story on WSJ.com

Hre's my WSJ.com story about the basebball games.I am covering today's game for Sport Illustrated and also writing something up for SI.com. I can't believe how many words I am going towrite about this event. Going as press today and a dad tomorrow…