Category Archives: SKF Blog

Yo-Yo Ma – Musicians Have to Find the Road Never Traveled

SKF NOTE: I’m a longtime fan of Yo-Yo Ma, his music, his artistry as a cellist, and for his ongoing willingness to experiment with music, to take risks. This excerpt is from a new book I’m reading titled, Yo-Yo Ma … Continue reading

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John Von Ohlen – I Look at Things in an Ass-Backwards Way

SKF NOTE: From the transcript of my interview with John Von Ohlen, published in the March 1985 Modern Drummer. This interview was done by phone. I was in my MD office. John was home in Indiana. My introduction to John’s … Continue reading

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SKF – Stay Positive, America

Stay positive, AmericaStaff, Piscataquis Observer • March 13, 2020By Scott K. Fish Sometimes, when six-year old Grafton was younger, we’d step out of the house to explore or to drive somewhere. Later, I’d notice he had his shoes or boots … Continue reading

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Roy Haynes – Not Everything I Play Has a Name

SKF NOTE: Happy Birthday to drum pioneer Roy Haynes. I am thankful to have listened to Roy in concert twice, and to have interviewed him. I can’t explain why, but what I remember most of my interview with him, was … Continue reading

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Re-Release of 1957 Philly Joe Jones Date

SKF NOTE: A re-release of note. Recorded in 1957, Hank Mobley Poppin’ date’s lineup of musicians is stellar: Hank Mobley (tenor), Pepper Adams (baritone), Philly Joe Jones (drums), Art Farmer (trumpet), Sonny Clark (piano), Paul Chambers (bass). I just bought … Continue reading

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SKF – Goals for 2020: Doing the Work

Goals for 2020: Doing the work Scott K. Fish, Special to the Piscataquis Observer • February 26, 2020 This year, 2020, I set personal goals. One goal is simple: keeping a list of books I read this year. The key … Continue reading

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Neil Peart on Music Marketing – ‘It’s a Sad Mess’

SKF NOTE: Digital music devastated the old order of earning a living in the music business. I still don’t understand all the nuances those changes made. But I understand enough to know album sales and airplay lost much of their … Continue reading

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