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Endings And Beginnings

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Onwards indeed! Thanks to Gayle for this shot from San Diego as the CAMI tour moved into it’s last week. What a tour it was. Stuck in the snow in Columbus at the airport for the two days prior to the first show… we missed two days of rehearsal and arrived hours before the first show. That said, there were no train wrecks and we got through that still smiling and each date just got better. You can make plans, but you can’t plan the outcome. A resounding thanks to the folks at CAMI for giving us this platform for our collective art. Chris Goldsmith, Marya Glur, Melissa Brown, Allison Ahart-Williams back at the home office, Susan Lamborghini, Bob Kay, in CA, Charles Trundy our sound guy on the road … I can’t remember everyone right now and I apologize for that but you know who your are and I love you all. The music grew as the tour went on and at the end, we were all sorry to say goodbye. Till next time, my friends!

I got home and spent some time with my girls and then a couple of days later I went to Northern Virginia to spend some time with my son. I did some school stuff with him, hung out and on Saturday got a chance to go to the National Cemetery.

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When I was a kid, my Mom used to drive up, park near the Tomb Of The Unknowns and we would watch the changing of the guard and talk about my Dad coming home from WWII. There’s no more parking up near the Tomb, but it is still a mighty expanse of hallowed ground.

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To this day, I watch this with my hand over my heart and tears in my eyes just as I did at five years old. When my dad was stationed in the Philippines, I used to go out to the military cemetery in Makate to do my homework. It was quiet and serene and my Uncle Pentti had friends there.

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Sunday, my son and I had breakfast, he went home to his mom and I back to Ohio to Vanessa and Izze. It’s been three months since I’ve spent any time at home and I can’t tell you how I have been looking forward to this time. On the last leg of the trip… on SR 681 the sky lit up with the strangest welcoming clouds. What a day!

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Well Spring is here and there’s lots of stuff to do around the farm to get ready for it. Oh yes… I’d be remiss if I didn’t say that one of the nights from the Birthday Bash At The Beacon is up on iTunes. Check it out… good stuff.

Gotta take the trash out.

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  1. Dave Millard
    March 22nd, 2011 at 14:32 | #1

    We went to the Military Cemetery in Makati on Memorial Day and Veteran’s Day when we were in the PI as well. Impressive ceremonies there, even if it was Spiro Agnew representing the USA…although he was a lot friendlier than Nixon…

  2. March 22nd, 2011 at 17:13 | #2

    For all the rest of you folks that want the beacon download it is on Itunes, not hottunatunes.com. Genesis by itself is worth the 10 bucks

  3. Richard
    March 22nd, 2011 at 18:06 | #3

    Great stuff…And yes spring is cetainly here.Family,lawns to be mowed,maiden grass etc..On a sadder note the loss of pinetop at a ripe old age….on a brighter note..diet isn’t everything..You just never know.

  4. carlo pagliano
    March 24th, 2011 at 14:25 | #4

    Legendary living myth Jorma , encounters the myth of the imaginific, they’re hailin’ the King together, in scale. A well nurrished brotherhood! Come in next. Due respect. I’m lucky my DaD came back from the British front in India in ‘45, so that i was born, just in time for spending my life on a planet inhabited by Jorma. Ain’t we supa lucky? If there is a super bad thing in the world, for avery laws, the must be a super fine one. Hard-dying Tuna fans always know what to look for in life. I’m reported poppies start poppin’ out in the South, poppied fields till June/July, the great time to pay a visit to the Booth! Jorma and nada mas! Be Historically Well!

  5. chuck
    March 24th, 2011 at 17:46 | #5

    What can I do to convince Jorma to play Too Many Years for me?

  6. Carlo Pagliano
    March 25th, 2011 at 08:16 | #6

    Legendary living myth Jorma, encounters the myth of the imaginific, they’re hailin’ the King together, nationwide scale. A well nurrished brotherhood! Come in next. Due respect. I’m lucky my DaD came back from the British/Indian front in ‘45, so that i was born, just in time for spending my life on a Planet inhabited by Jorma. Ain’t we supa lucky? If there is a super bad thing in the World, for avery laws, there must be a super fine one. Hard-dying Tuna Fans always know what to look for in life. I’m reported poppies start popping out in the South, poppied fields till June/July, just the high time to pay a blessed visit to the Booth. Ready, Steady, Go! Jorma and nada mas! Be Historically well. Grateful Thanks Jorma, Perennial Source!

  7. peter schobert
    March 25th, 2011 at 12:34 | #7

    Birthday Bash At The Beacon is up on iTunes. Check it out… good stuff.
    i was wounderin why you switched to mp3 and no more flac downloads thanks

  8. ira stengel
    March 29th, 2011 at 08:03 | #8

    hey jorma!

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