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I'm an Oakland jazz salsa singer-songwriter, fluent in a few languages thanks to my itinerant childhood. Since 2004 I've done more than a dozen studio recordings for my own & other bands. In 2010, I sang on the Grammy-nominated Bien! Bien! In 2011, I made a fan-funded CD, and in 2012 my singing/songwriting was on Pacific Mambo Orchestra's debut CD. In 2013, we won a Grammy!

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Unboxing and review: Duraflame electric fireplace insert with heater

Unboxing and review: Duraflame electric fireplace insert with heater

On an especially chilly Northern California day in December, I was searching Amazon for electric stove heaters when I came across these “fireplace inserts”. I bought a used/returned Duraflame DFI020ARU-A004 Electric Fireplace Insert w/ Heater for $100 from Amazon warehouse deals, and I LOVE IT! The flames are so realistic — better, in fact, than if...
Impressions of NAMM 2017 - Day two - piano car - lucite piano - Jake Shimabukuro

Impressions of NAMM 2017 – Day two – piano car – lucite piano – Jake Shimabukuro

Here’s the vlog from my second day at (rainy) NAMM 2017 at the Anaheim Convention Center. Most inspiring was the Steve Gadd show at Catalina (no video of that, of course), as well as Jake Shimabukuro playing While My Guitar Gently Weeps on the show floor. He showed me what Hal Galper meant when he...
Impressions of NAMM 2017 - Day one

Impressions of NAMM 2017 – Day one

KonMari Method: Decluttering all shoes!

KonMari Method: Decluttering all shoes!

My arrangement of Over the Rainbow

My arrangement of Over the Rainbow

Here’s how I play the Harold Arlen/E.Y. Harburg standard, Over the Rainbow. I first arranged this 16 years ago — I remember that because I was pregnant with my son at the time! I added some new touches recently. Oh, and I always modulated up — even before hearing the amazing Eva Cassidy version :-)....
Mis metas para 2017: Vivir con más enfoque y concentración

Mis metas para 2017: Vivir con más enfoque y concentración

My resolutions for 2017: "Deep Work" and FOCUS

My resolutions for 2017: “Deep Work” and FOCUS

Are all minimalists alike? Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things REVIEW

Are all minimalists alike? Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things REVIEW

DIY copper clad greenhouse window renovation with Contact Paper

DIY copper clad greenhouse window renovation with Contact Paper

Decorate with me! Musical instrument themed Christmas tree + Dollar Store ornaments

Decorate with me! Musical instrument themed Christmas tree + Dollar Store ornaments

#Vlogmas DIY Dollar Store glow lotion

#Vlogmas DIY Dollar Store glow lotion

4 tips for maintaining a minimalist bedroom

4 tips for maintaining a minimalist bedroom