Saturday, December 12, 2015

The Glenn Miller Orchestra, Patchogue December 11, 2015

We got to see The Glenn Miller Orchestra this past Friday in a holiday show and we all had a blast. It's a great show recreating the best of Glenn Miller and everyone in the band was top notch as far as we were concerned.

HOWEVER, the best moment came right at the end when the band leader asked the audience if they should play one more number and the man behind us shouted out, "Play Bugle Call Rag!

The Band Leader looked surprised… smiled and said… Ok… and turned to the band and motioned for them to find the music. The guys shuffled lots of lead sheets and orchestrations and then….. they wowed everyone there with a rousing rendition of Bugle Call Rag. They nailed it and the audience cheered with delight.

Here is the video of the file.

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Lili and Derek: The comic strip.

You can read Lili and Derek every day over at and it looks like this. You can also order a book of the strips from us. Just email me for details. We'll even sign it.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Life in Lamont, Strawberry Point, and Arlington, Iowa: Fall 2015

Life in Iowa is much different than life here in the Hamptons. Small towns fifty miles apart, miles and miles of corn and soy beans, open skies, and absolutely no traffic.
There is a drawing here of Rick from Down Home Country Cooking that served us breakfast everyday we were in Strawberry Point. Best Pie in town, too.
Go Hawkeyes! Next time we'll take in a football game.

The Lamont water tower.

Back Home Country Cooking breakfast.

Here's Rick.
Breakfast is ready!

We saw a few Carson posters. Everyone talked about Trump, but we didn't see posters.
Lamont Corn harvest 2015

Harvest Fall 2015

Old Barn on 30th Street, Lamont

Closed Gas Station Lamont.

Up along the Mississippi
Pie time.

We like cows.

It's flat.

We ate pork chops.

It rained one night… a big storm.

Along E street, Lamont Iowa.

The original family barn.
The ground after a harvest of soybeans.

Fun times at Breakfast in Strawberry Point.
Arlington, a very small town. I was surprised by the No Parking sign since there really wasn't anyone to park there anyway.

Waiting On Line in Disney World.

Here are a few pages from my recent trip to Disney World. And, yes, I did see all these people. If you've been there, you know you have too. Even Richard is in here from the Grand Floridian. 

Sunday, July 19, 2015

The Lili and Derek Book

It's finally going to press. The first collection of Lili and Derek Comics that have been running daily since 2014. We've selected the best of them and had them published in this really cool super large edition and it's coming in August.

The really cheap low price is $20.00. Email me at for information. We'll be announcing book signings soon.

Monday, July 13, 2015

Penn and Teller on Broadway, July 12th

Still fun after performing together for almost 40 years, Penn and Teller. They are my favorite act. Just go see them live if you get the chance. I was lucky enough to sit down front where I'm most comfortable. I'm a real seat snob.

They ended the act with the Fire Eating and not the usual bullet catching which for me was a big improvement although I talked endlessly about the bullet catching act to the group that was with me.... the lovely Maria looked at me and said.... where's the bullet catching? None the less... she was thrilled to be there as was her Mom and sister.

And yes, Penn and Teller actually pulled a real rabbit out of a hat.

Here is the colored sketchbook from July 12th show that Penn and Teller were kind enough to sign for me.

We might go back to see them again. It's cheaper than flying to Vegas.

OH, I have to add...if you haven't seen Tim's Vermeer you really should. It's on demand on most systems.

The signed sketch that I added the color to when I returned home last night.

The rabbit... note there were not three hats used I just drew it in the wrong order when I was sketching. The hat in Teller's hand is actually the hat that Penn is wearing.

Teller during the Metal Detector Bit.

Ball and String

Mike Jones plays piano before and during the show.

Penn plays bass as the audience files in.