Southern Trip

We traveled Hwy 5 (where Tom McLeod slept? Strange sign on that tedious path) packed many organic yummies to make the successful trek,  and picked up a trombone at Yamaha where I felt like I was in the movie, “Mall Cop.” Apparently there is a customs office near the Yamaha facility, so I was questioned several times as I walked Hunter in the parking lot after a yucky 6 hour trip. We settled in Irvine at the La Quinta, which was a historical lima bean silo that was turned into a dog friendly establishment. It was rather cool. There were cotton tail bunnies everywhere.

The first gig was the “The Coach House” in San Juan Capistrano, which is rather like the Last Stage Saloon or The Saddle Rack (for the Bay Area natives), but The Coach House is closer to the beach and more pricey.

Mic is currently playing at a casino in the Viejas Casino in Alpine, and I am writing this from the La Quinta in Poway Ca. about 40 minutes away (38 miles); with “no traffic.”  Actually, it was an hour.

Well, tomorrow is the last leg of the trip where we will be visiting…Coarsegold where the Chukchansi hotel rests and …

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Baby Porcupine

Mic is home from the east coast and we all agreed that this trip seemed extremely long. I suspect the change in the weather may be at the root of this feeling and of course missing our best friend and Papa.  Today the weather is beautiful, warm and sunny, and hopeful. Tonight Meg has a softball game where she shines. Under pressure she can hit a home run with bases loaded, and this is her power arena. Go Baby! Wednesday we have a World Series Game in our backyard. This is going to be FUN! GO GIANTS…The Bay Area’s anti heroes, what a dynamic group. That represents our free style life in the Bay Area.

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1960…The Good Old Days

LIONEL HAMPTON VISITS SANTA CRUZ HIGH September 20, 1960. Left to right…that’s Dick Yount (who went with Harpers Bizarre band in ’99) Lionel Hampton himself with his arm around Corny Bumpus (who later joined The Doobie Brothers) then Gary Shultz (vocal?) and Danny Long on guitar.

Photo by: Covello & Covello

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Mic with ToP @ BB Kings in NY with Bones Malone and Adolfo

Mic, Bones and Adolfo

 

Bones Malone plays with the Letterman Band and has been a friend of ours for years.  He is a great guy and tall…compared to Mic and Adolfo. Apparently the Blues Brother Band had an engagement the next night at BB Kings…

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7 Suppers For Sassy Soulful Cooks Shipping Fees

1 Book $3.00

2-5 Books $4.90

6-10 Books $9.80

These are nationwide fees. International fees would need to be calculated. Books will ship priority mail upon receipt of funds. Thanks Julia

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7 Suppers For Sassy Soulful Cooks by Julia Gillette only $7.00 plus S&H

You can purchase my book online @ http://www.micgillette.com or mail payment to P.O. Box 244, West Point , Ca 95255. Please make sure and include shipping fees. Email me at jgille2560@aol.com with any questions. Thanks Julia

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7 SUPPERS FOR SASSY SOULFUL COOKS By Julia Gillette

This morning at 2 am I opened the first box of books sent by the printer 3 days ago from Saint Louis and everything looked good. I started placing the cd in sleeves and securing them nicely in the back of the book. Mic left a few hours ago with the first 15 books fully assembled and ready for sale at a concert at Columbia College with Paul Contos and Dr. Rod Harris. http://www.uniondemocrat.com/News/Entertainment/Jazz-series-features-McFerrins-return

I have tried to put together a thoughtful book of recipes, original songs and ingredient information at an affordable price.  So, $7 was my goal and I made it.  There are 7 supper recipes and 7 songs for $7.  Email me with orders and I can calculate shipping and get them to you for Christmas. Mailing address for checks or money orders is Julia Gillette @ P.O. Box 244 West Point, CA 95255. Thanks!

Front Cover by Megan McCarthy

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