Thursday, February 24, 2011

Guitar Heroes | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Guitar Hero exhibit, Legendary Craftsmen from Italy to New York. February 9th - July 4th, 2011. Planning a field trip soon! A few selections from their website:

Art Deco Guitar 20001994
circa 1915
circa 1900

Guitar Heroes | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls - Ladies Weekend Camp 2011

Ladies Rock Camp February edition was this past weekend through Presidents Day. Here's some highlights from the Lunch Time performances.

"Deux Chats" formed last summer at the Girls Rock Camp. They are ages 13-15. Here they perform for the adult camp. Rocking original songs and one White Stripes cover!

Last day's lunch included a Kareoke machine and all hell broke loose. The most dancing I've ever seen, and we were all sober!

A diverse chorus line behind Emmet!

Sunday, February 20, 2011


Can't stop thinking about this song "Cobrastyle" by Robyn so thought I should post it. Her new pop album is just as addictive.

Hazel Scott

So I just left the Willie Mae Rock Camp this afternoon, after having helped teach the guitar workshop and some band coaching for the Ladies week-end edition of Rock Camp, and jumped in my truck just in time to hear a story on NPR radio about the pioneering jazz and classical pianist Hazel Scott (1920-1981). I felt like I wanted to hurry home and print out a picture of her to hang up at my studio! A new role model, this woman's technique and evident hard work is extremely inspiring.

Hazel Scott was awarded scholarships to Juilliard at the age of 8 for her piano playing. As a teen, she performed with her mother's all female jazz ensemble. She went on to play with Count Basie, Billie Holiday, Charles Mingus and others.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Westminster Dog Show 2011

The Westminster Dog Show 2011 was set up a bit different this year. Because of construction at Madison Square Garden, the groomers were mixed in with the boarding area so things were a little doubled up. This winning dog makes a nice desk!

This Mastiff was really a Mastiffasaurus Rex.

Look at that face! Pampered their whole lives and these dogs still don't have "attitude".

Clown/Mardi Gras scarf. I was afraid to get closer to this one.

In the end, they were all just playful doggies!

Black Russian Terrier! The nice owner gave me a treat to give to this sweet dog but I couldn't find his mouth under all that hair.

This Bernese Mountain Dog was well over 130 lbs and playful like a little bear cub.

Wise beard and mustache.
Beauty and Brains.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

"Women Who Rock" at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame & Museum

Click HERE to see all the women honored.

My Guilty Pleasure

To the horror of my teen students, Glee is my new favorite show, guilty pleasure, and real inspiration. These kids fricken rock! And how great is this song after all these years?


Selda Bacgan. Thanks to Dena for introducing me to this amazing guitarist. Selda (b 1948) is a Turkish guitarist and singer persecuted in her homeland for politically driven songs in the 1980's.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Night Club Photography

Women in nightclubs from the 60's by Photographer Billy Monk. See more pictures HERE!

Salami CD packaging

CD package design for Lithuanian musican Shidlas. The CD is vacuumed like real salami.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye

One of the most important living performers today.

Sister Rosetta Tharpe

For my students that have not heard of her!

Scroll half way through to hear the rockin Chuck Berry-ish guitar solo...

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

St. Vincent "I Dig a Pony"

St. Vincent performing a unique cover of the Beatles song. What tension....