Saturday, April 30, 2011

SUNRISE - April 30, 2011



“Without music to decorate it, time is just a bunch of boring production deadlines or dates by which bills must be paid."   Frank Zappa
April 30, 2011 - Sunrise 6:10 am
View from bedroom window
“Music is enough for a lifetime, but a lifetime is not enough for music”  Sergei Rachmaninov 


Today at 4:30 pm I will have accomplished the unbelievable and seemingly, impossible goal of someday playing in a rock band in public.  Today is that day and very importantly, I lived to see it.  The band's name is, appropriately,  "Another Day in Paradise" featuring me on Electric Bass.  Three songs and then I  can relax and quit throwing up...ha. 


(Think about it...how often do you see Sergei Rachmaninov and Frank Zappa quoted on the same page?  Cleverly, Sergei has "Rach" in his name, so it now makes perfect sense).

rlw

Friday, April 29, 2011

SUNRISE - April 29, 2011

"Time is an illusion."
April 29, 2011 Sunrise 6:10 am

"Calendars are for careful people, not passionate ones."
Chuck Sigars

Thursday, April 28, 2011

SUNRISE April 28, 2011

April 28, 2011 Sunrise 6:11 am

“If we take care of the moments, the years will take care of themselves.” - Maria Edgeworth


"All my possessions for a moment of time." - Elizabeth I 


Wednesday, April 27, 2011

SUNRISE April 27, 2011

"Those who make the worst use of their time are the first to complain of its shortness."  ~Jean de La Bruy√®re

“The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough.”  ~Rabindranath Tagore

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

SUNRISE - April 26, 2011

Las Vegas - The Venetian
"Fields can lie fallow, but we can't; we have less time."  ~ Mignon McLaughlin


April 26, 2011  Sunrise 6:14 am
"You don't get to choose how you're going to die.  Or when.  You can only decide how you're going to live.  Now."  ~ Joan Baez





SUNRISE - April 25, 2011

April 25, 2011 Sunrise over Japanese Maple

Sunrise from back deck
Sunrise over backyard flowering vines


Monday, April 25, 2011

SUNRISE - April 24, 2011

April 24, 2011 Sunrise 6:15 am
April 24, 2011 - my Iris


April 24, 2011 view from kitchen window at Sunrise
"...life is the only game where there is no second chance to correct our errors, our mistakes. Once it is over, there is nothing that can help. The time does not care about the winners and the losers. It does never care about what a person has achieved in his life and what he has lost. Time does not care about who succeeds in life and who fails to achieve his/her goals. Time does not entertain any kind of excuses neither it cares about fairness or equality. The only thing that matters is how we lived, how we fought, how we played the game."


Back from vacation in Vegas and S.F.  Spent the best part of the weekend practicing for the big debut gig Saturday night.


"I've got blisters on my fingers" - Ringo Star

Sunday, April 24, 2011

SUNRISE - April 23, 2011

April 23, 2011 Sunrise 6:18 am
To achieve great things, two things are needed; a plan, and not quite enough time. - Leonard Bernstein







It's only when we truly know and understand that we have a limited time on earth - and that we have no way of knowing when our time is up, we will then begin to live each day to the fullest, as if it was the only one we had.
 Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Friday, April 22, 2011

SUNRISE - April 22, 2011

April 22, 2011 Sunrise 6:19 am
"It is as hard to see one's self as to look backwards without turning around." - Henry David Thoreau




"If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours." - Henry David Thoreau
Las Vegas  'The Venetian'




"Do not fear death so much, but rather the inadequate life." -  Bertolt Brecht

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

SUNRISE - April 20, 2011

April 20, 2011 -  Las Vegas Sunrise 5:51 am

“We must use time as a tool, not as a crutch.”  - John F. Kennedy



Big sign inviting me to have beer and Bratwurst from midnight to 8am...hard to find good German breakfast fare like this...yummmmmm.  Vegas is surely a city that doesn't sleep...off to S.F. this am.
rlw

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

SUNRISE - April 19, 2011

Las Vegas April 19, 2011 Sunrise 5:51 am
“If we take care of the moments, the years will take care of themselves. - Maria Edgeworth

Monday, April 18, 2011

SUNRISE - April 18, 2011

April 18, 2011

“Regret for wasted time is more wasted time.” - Mason Cooley


up at 3:45 am to catch the shuttle from sfo to vegas...way before sunrise...great, fun day...gondolas at the Venetian with family.
rlw 

SUNRISE - April 17, 2011

“A single day is enough to make us a little larger.” - Paul Klee 



ok-finally got internet to work...3:45 wakeup call...4:53 a shuttle to airport...off to Vegas, baby.....

Saturday, April 16, 2011

SUNRISE - April 16, 2011

April 16, 2011 Sunrise 6:26 am

“What very mysterious things days were. Sometimes they fly by, and other times they seem to last forever, yet they are all exactly twenty-four hours. There's quite a lot we don't know about them.” - Melanie Benjamin

SUNRISE - April 15, 2011

April 15, 2011 -Sunrise 6:29 am
Time is the cruelest teacher; first she gives the test, then teaches the lesson."





If death meant just leaving the stage long enough to change costume and come back as a new character...Would you slow down? Or speed up?”- Chuck Palahniuk