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It’s ALIVE

After a layover from 2014 to late 2019, this blog is coming back to life.

My intention isn’t to start posting new stuff here. I have a different blog for my current output, and it’s very different than this one. This site is for keeping old stuff available.

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Move in progress

Coming soon, this blog will redirect to soupgreens.com/blog. That blog will import the archives here, and the URLs for MP3s and other static files will still work.

The Joy Drops is my long time band. The band needs a blog. Either I should call the band Soupgreens or the blog should be named after the band, and the band name has no reason to change.

 

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How to Vamp

How to Vamp

Showing all persons possessed of a quick ear and a taste for Music can readily acquire the art of correctly accompanying on the Piano, a singer, or solo performer on any instrument.

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Hayward Farmer’s Market

With Haywood Douresseau and Dwight Shackleford and an unruly mob of ragamuffins on a Saturday morning at the farmer’s market. It was really Dwight’s show – I was just playing backup – but he passed the mic and I hummed out something that turned into a real actual song.

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The Joy Drops at Verdi Club

The Joy Drops at Verdi Club

Noah Grant was on bass. Noah’s phrasing is agile and limber, and his tone is stretchy like a rubber band. He’s an improvisor more than a memorizer. Playing with him is about being in the moment.

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Bolinas, September 2013

Photos by Fer Juaristi:

Roy Zat, Lucas Gonze and Fritz Burden
Roy Zat, Lucas Gonze and Fritz Burden

Lucas Gonze
Lucas Gonze

Roy Zat
Roy Zat

Roy Zat and Lucas Gonze
Roy Zat and Lucas Gonze

Lucas Gonze
Lucas Gonze

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Joy Drops in Marinwood

The Joy Drops in Marinwood (Lucas Gonze, Cal Keeaola, Ryan Lim)

A nice shot of Ryan Lim:
Ryan Lim with The Joy Drops

Paul McCue couldn’t make the gig, and Cal Keaoola sat in for him.

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Petaluma in August

The Joy Drops play Pub Republic in Petaluma on Thursday August 8 at 8PM.

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California 2013

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Gospel Pool

The Joy Drops play a tune from The Sacred Harp.

The lyrics move me. This song is about humility, frailty, vulnerability.