Happy Birthday, Joni!

Thankfully Joni's prognosis by the ill-informed press was false and she can celebrate her 72nd birthday. I had the honor to work with her when she was one of the six artists in my first book, Starart. She is an awesome person and brilliantly creative in so many artistic fields. Here's the photograph I took of her for the book.

I picked this video for the production/sound quality (it's from The Last Waltz), her performance and the amazing song...who's writing lyrics like this anymore?


I hope you are well.

Chuck and Gary

Legend Chuck Berry and REO Speedwagon guitarist Gary Richrath share a birthday today.

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Chuck Berry turns 89 today! He was touring through his birthday last year and remains in good health. Amazing!

This video is genius...


10/18/49 - 9/13/15

Unfortunately, Gary passed away last month, before what would have been his 66th birthday.

Richrath wrote this song...he doesn't visually show up in the video until the 2:06 mark for a guitar solo.