Mar 30, 2020

Being temporarily back in my hometown, Sacramento, California, for this world historic event, is poetic and poignant, as well as practical and personally perfect. (Forgive me the alliteration, I just woke up. Tourette’s?) Particularly to be living on the edge of downtown, homeless all around us, the daily struggle clear as day, and with friends […]


Aug 19, 2011

I was a guest on public television’s Studio Sacramento. Their embed code doesn’t work, but here’s link to the interview.


Aug 13, 2010

Skilled Healthcare Group Inc. asked a California judge to declare a mistrial or order a new trial over a jury’s $677 million damages award for claims the company improperly staffed its nursing homes.


Jul 9, 2010

Moody’s Investors Service Inc., Standard & Poor’s and Fitch Ratings asked a judge today to dismiss a lawsuit filed by two California investors who claim the companies gave inflated ratings to inferior bonds. The companies named the bonds “investment grade” to achieve more sales of their rating services and didn’t downgrade the bonds until Lehman filed for bankruptcy in 2008, plaintiff Ronald Grassi said.


Aug 1, 2009

Standard & Poor’s, Moody’s Investors Service and Fitch Ratings sought dismissal of a lawsuit by two
California investors, claiming they weren’t responsible for the plaintiffs’ investment decisions.

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Thank you for checking out my blog - it’s just the tip of the iceberg.  I am working on projects regarding music history, Japanese culture and my songwriting.

- A week-by-week music history website,
- An upcoming book on Japanese culture, Japan from Anime to Zen
- A YouTube channel, featuring random songs and thoughts for the pandemic
- Original music on Spotify, with links to Patreon and Amazon 

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