Category Archives: Places

We’ve Moved to El Cerrito!

After 7 years in Berkeley we were forced to move to a new location. The new digs are located in a very scenic area of El Cerrito, California, the hometown of Creedence Clearwater Revival.  Nice views of the Golden Gate … Continue reading

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Live Music on 4th Street

Paul Mehling and some members of his Hot Club of San Francisco performed in a casual setting outside of Peet’s Coffee on 4th Street in Berkeley Wednesday Dec 21st.  Mehling performs exceptional gypsy jazz guitar in the style of  the French … Continue reading

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Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2011

Bright Eyes closed the evening Friday night Sept 30th at the Rooster stage of the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival in San Francisco’s Golden Gate park.  Music all day long on 6 different stages with a mix of folk, old-time, rock-n-roll … Continue reading

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Oakland Art Murmur 1st Fridays of Every Month

Every 1st Friday of the month the local art scene comes alive at the Oakland Art Murmur.  From 6 pm to 9 pm the art galleries are free and open to the public.  Musicians abound on the street and in … Continue reading

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Record with an Apple Logic Pro 9 Certified Engineer

I  recently became Level 1 certified in Apple’s newest cutting edge high end audio recording application Logic Pro 9 (part of the latest version Logic Studio).  I am a long time user of Logic. Apple Logic is a great tool … Continue reading

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Jerry Garcia Day, San Francisco

Every August 1st Jerry Garcia day is celebrated at the Jerry Garcia amphitheater in McLaren Park, San Francisco.  Friends and fans of the San Franciscan native gathered for a free festival with music in the transcendent spirit of Garcia.  This … Continue reading

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Vintage Bluegrass Footage on YouTube

We recently posted a few vintage clips of some local musicians performing in the San Francisco Bay Area.  There are a few clips from a live performance in Black Oak’s Bookstore in Berkeley, California from 1992 and some clips from … Continue reading

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Musical Night in Africa at Ashkenaz

Saturday night Dec 5th was Musical Night in Africa at Ashkenaz in Berkeley with Kotoja, the West African Highlife Band, Afrobeat Connexion, the  Nigerian Brothers and DJ Mike Onas. Musical Night in Africa is a decade-old  Ashkenaz tradition produced each year by … Continue reading

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Hardly Strictly Bluegrass

The Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival kicked off the weekend with 3 days of free musical acts at Speedway Meadows in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco.  Lyle Lovett headlined the event on Friday evening with John Prine warming up.  Gillian … Continue reading

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35th Annual Solano Stroll Street Festival

The 35th annual Solano Stroll in Berkeley served up plenty of local musicians, artists, food vendors and shops this Sunday Sept 13th.  The event covered 26 blocks and was heavily attended.  Surf bands, mexican dancers, caribbean steel drums, orchestras, one … Continue reading

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Live Music & Great Pizza at Cheeseboard in Berkeley

The Cheeseboard, located in the ‘gourmet ghetto’ district on Shattuck Avenue in Berkeley,  not only serves up great gourmet pizza but also has live music.  The lines for pizza are typically long and out the door – but the wait … Continue reading

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Strawberry Fields in N.Y.C

I visited Strawberry Fields and the John Lennon memorial in New York City’s Central Park located near West 72nd Street.  The memorial is not too far away from the building where Lennon was shot and killed (in front of the Dakota building) … Continue reading

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B & H in NYC

Although I have ordered many audio and video products from B&H for years, I finally made a visit to the retail headquarters in New York City at 420 9th Avenue.   B&H is a unique experience –  not your standard hi-tech … Continue reading

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Cosmic Circuit Studio in Second Life

  We have established a garden and and building an outdoor music facility in the 3-D virtual environment of Second Life.  In the future we plan to have live audio streaming of musicians from Cosmic Circuit Studio as well as … Continue reading

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Published Photograph of Mayan Women

One of our photographs from the Santo Thomas Festival in Guatemala was recently published by BJU Press and is now appearing in the 2008 edition Cultural Geography student textbook.  Cosmic Circuit Studio provides video, audio and multimedia services and more.

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Taxi Music Conference in Hollywood

  Attended the 4 day Taxi music road rally for singer/songwriters in Hollywood, California. Performed one of my original songs Tangled in the Barbwire on the main ballroom stage Friday night to positive reviews.  Met a lot of really cool people and … Continue reading

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Cosmic Circuit Studio in Session

Recording this month at Cosmic Circuit Studio included San Francisco bay area bluesman Little Junior Crudup, nephew of the famous Arthur Crudup (who wrote such hits at ‘That’s All Right Mama’ recorded by Elvis Presley).

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