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PKOatMansionParty The PKO was honored to play at an elegant bash on Friendship Street two weeks ago. Hoping to see more photos. For now here’s a peak through the window. Bernard, Mirko and I joined by a new freind Jenna on stand-up bass.

We played one set of Klezmer tunes. Guests gathered to listen and some even danced. It was a thrill.

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Beautiful Saturday in the Mid-Hudson Valley. Great day for the annual yard sale in Tivoli. Did I need anything? No. Did I get some cool stuff? Yes. But the best part of the day was the pie contest sponsored by the Tivoli Bakery. Five judges reviewed a table laden with sumptuous looking pies. And who won 3rd place? Yup, Ms Sasha Pearl with her blueberry and basil pie in a ginger, macadamia nut graham cracker crust. Delicious. Here are the photos!

The Pie.

The Pie.

Contestants and fans await the judges decison.

Contestants and fans await the judges decison.

Sasha awarded 3rd prize by Mikey the Baker

Sasha awarded 3rd prize by Mikey the Baker

Kate, 4th prize winner describes her pie to the crowd.

Kate, 4th prize winner describes her pie to the crowd.

first beet from my garden

first beet from my garden

Today I picked this beautiful beet from my garden. Yes it is small but it is also perfect and it grew in my backyard garden. Pretty cool from my perspective. There are more out there working on their size but this was the biggest so far. I could use some advice about their circumstances. Not sure I have thinned the bed enough. I love beets and would love to be growing lots of them.

I also picked the fist green bean! The bushes that looked empty yesterday are full this morning. Will be thinking of a dinner that involves their presence for tomorrow night.

Now I have to go warm up on the accordion ’cause we have practice in a few…

So here I am at WordPress. The bummer is that the header doesn’t look as cool as the one I had at blogger so my first task is to find a theme that is a little different and that might allow me to customize my header. Here goes….


I don’t want to complain about the rain but I am feeling it. So I’ll just share this image.

moving to wordpress

moving to wordpress

Welcome me to WordPress. Since one of my goals this summer is to become proficient in creating WordPress blogs and websites I am starting here — moving my blog from Blogger to WordPress. Hope you like the change. Keep an eye out since I’l be experimenting with the way it looks and how much functionality I can add.

Welcome to my blog: Cadence

In music, rhythmic cadences give phrases a distinctive ending, which can, for example, indicate to the listener whether the piece is to be continued or concluded. In an accordion class last summer I was taught that if you learn the cadences which you hear in Klezmer music you'll always have a place to catch up with the band, even if you don't know the piece. —Elena

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