Monday, August 29, 2011

Two Songs From Club Passim


Our pal Bob Colby, from the colliding worlds of science fiction and rock and roll, recorded some of our show at Passim's in Cambridge, MA last month....

These are two of my new songs: Thanks Again and The Adventurist with my pal Renata Bratt on cello and Paula Luber on glockenspiel.

The show was the first in a series we did on the east coast, driving around in a Ford Impala (I didn't know they still made the Impala), during the great heat wave of July 2011. After Boston we hit the DC area, Philly (108 F) then NYC (105) , playing double bills with our pals from SF, Blame Sally. Except for Rob, it was an all woman show, which was great 'cuz we could get dressed back stage w/out a worry.

As is often the case, I forgot to bring CDs to sell, but that was okay because we were playing songs from Garage Orchestra which is out of print and then about 6 of the new songs which are yet to be in print. So somehow it all evened out. (Plus, I kept forgetting to pick up my end of night cash but the Sally girls had me covered me on that...'what you're supposed to make money? I thought I was on a vacation in Tahiti')...

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Paul and the Boys

Paul playing Scrabble with his son Alexander and his grandson Kent, young Seth is directly behind Paul

Paul's oldest son Kenta, who has been visiting this week with his family says this: "Alexander, Kent and I played Scrabble with my dad on Friday. We only made it through 2 rounds (due to the boys' impatience) but my dad did come up with reasonable words (anti and glue) and added up all his points."

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Some More of Paul Williams and his son

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Alexander and his dad, Paul Williams at home playing catch...we sometimes do this at Paul's nursing home here in Encinitas, where he's resided since June of 09. He doesn't seem to know he doesn't live with us anymore, which is a sort of blessing, as he has no distress about his situation

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Paul gets interested in something written on the ball, like the manufacturer's info, this is the extent of his reading nowadays.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Alexander and His Dad Playing Ball

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You can get a little sense of how Paul is doing from these little vid's...he's at his strongest and happiest here...alas, most of the time, these days, he sleeps his time away...

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What is so interesting here is that Paul can barely walk down the hall without teetering over, in fact some friends that visit him regularly suggested he use a wheel chair now...but here is throwing a ball around with good coordination...it says a lot about what part of the brain is being used for certain functions.

Monday, August 1, 2011