Thursday, April 21, 2011


Please check out my new book, Second Cousins on  Yes, motorcycles are involved.  No music, though.

You can read about it here.

From the "dust jacket" of the book:

24,000 years ago during the last ice age, what is now White Sands National Monument in southern New Mexico was then a 1,600 square mile lake which geologists have named Lake Otero. Gradually the weather became drier and warmer as the ice age retreated, and the gypsum that had been dissolved in the lake deposited out as the lake dried up, leaving the modern-day pure white dunes of gypsum sand.

At the southern end of this range of dunes on what is now part of the White Sands Missile Range, the sands have drifted, exposing something that should not have been there.



Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Wednesday's 11-24-2010 Open Mic

Theme of the evening:  Come Prepared!

Oh, it wasn't that bad, really.  Actually it was pretty good.  Here's a bit of Shopping Music from the house band.

A number of players showed up:

Case and this gentleman closed out the evening with some guitar work.

I love the current art work hanging at Second Street.

See you next time,


Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Wednesday's 11-10 Open Mic

We had many of the usual suspects show up last week:

Plus one or two new folk:

Frankie, Case, and Britt took the house band on a nice little spin between open mic sessions.  Check them out here.

See you all next time.


Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Wednesday's 10-20 Open Mic

Lot's of people came by to play music last week.  If you'd like a spot, come out early and sign up!

Last week we featured Frank Schmidt, with the house band.  Check him out on this number.

A few shots of the evening.

See you next time!


Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Wednesday's 10-13-2010 Open Mic

The good news is that the Second Street Open Mic has been growing more popular each week.  Which also happens to be the bad news, if you are a musician, anyhow.  Last week we had about twice as many folks showing up wanting to play as there were time slots available.  So, my advice if you want to play this Wednesday is to show up early and grab yourself a slot!

(Click any picture to enlarge, click music links to listen)

We used an ultra fast camera to catch a rare image of the famous Ernie Bob speeding between the tables last week!

Our friend Jim came down from Los Alamos and laid a couple of numbers on us, with the house band sitting in.

A couple more pictures from the evening.  You can check out all the pics here.

See you next time.


Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Wednesday's 10-6-2010 Open Mic

It's going to be another pictures-only post today -- hey, you get what you pay for...

Pablo was the open mic moderator last week.

One or two cowboys snuck in.

A few locals:

A pair of duets:

And some of the usual riff-raff:

That's it for last week, see you next time.


Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Wednesday's 9-29-2010 Second Street Open Mic

Last week's open mic was a study in orange.

Well ok, not really.  But it was musical.

Second Street is baby-friendly, too.

Back to the "musical" part.  Fairly early in the evening Ashliegh led a group us off on Do Right. During which Frank Schmitt got a little silly, but in a good way.

Immediately afterwards, Steve Rose showed us how Stray Cats Strut.

Daniel Trujillo came by.  I haven't seen Daniel in over a year, much less played any music with him.  I could not resist jumping in for a bit on this number.

We finished up the music last week with JJ and Jesus.

Yes, they sounded good.  Here's a small sound bite.  Come by this week to hear more.

Of course we had a slew of other musicians come by and play.  Drop in this week and be one of them.

See you then.