Dawn Upshaw and Gilbert Kalish Perform for the Celebrity Series of Boston

Dawn Upshaw

Winner of five previous Grammy awards and a rare MacArthur genius award, Dawn Upshaw is one of the great contemporary sopranos of the world. I was so excited to hear her sing for the first time at Jordan Hall, an exquisite concert space. Continue reading “Dawn Upshaw and Gilbert Kalish Perform for the Celebrity Series of Boston”

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Peter Bates is a writer and photographer living in Florida. He is the administrator of this blog and runs the blog The Bodega Project.

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Monk – The Complete Riverside Recordings

Monk: The Riverside Recordings
Monk: The Riverside Recordings

MONK = The Complete Riverside Recordings – Thelonious Monk, piano/ Charlie Rouse, saxophone/ Art Blakey, drums/ John Coltrane, saxophone/ Sonny Rollins, saxophone/ Coleman Hawkins, saxophone/ Gerry Mulligan, saxophone & clarinet/ Max Roach, drums/ Clark Terry, trumpet/ Thad Jones, trumpet/ Johnny Griffin, saxophone/ Wilbur Ware, bass – Riverside 888072360020, About 16 hours – (Re-release from 1986; Distr. by Concord Music) (15-CD set) [5/18/15] ***** Continue reading “Monk – The Complete Riverside Recordings”

Peter Bates

Peter Bates is a writer and photographer living in Florida. He is the administrator of this blog and runs the blog The Bodega Project.

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Converting Those DRM-Protected Kindle Books that You Paid For

kindletitleI’ve never purchased a Kindle. I’ve had Nooks, iPads, and two generations of Kobos, but a Kindle? Never! Continue reading “Converting Those DRM-Protected Kindle Books that You Paid For”

Peter Bates

Peter Bates is a writer and photographer living in Florida. He is the administrator of this blog and runs the blog The Bodega Project.

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Book Review: Write for a Living in 7 Easy Steps

Write for a Living in 7 Easy Steps by Grant McDuling. Amazon Kindle book. $4. 99.
Even the most seasoned writer needs a kick in the pants once in a while. Continue reading “Book Review: Write for a Living in 7 Easy Steps”

Peter Bates

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Review of PhotoZoom Pro 4: Enhance the Photographs They Give You

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Photozoom

Quite often these days, clients will ask a ghostwriter to include photographs or drawings to accompany the text being written. More likely than not, these graphics are supplied by the client. Can you guess what shape they will be in? Continue reading “Review of PhotoZoom Pro 4: Enhance the Photographs They Give You”

Peter Bates

Peter Bates is a writer and photographer living in Florida. He is the administrator of this blog and runs the blog The Bodega Project.

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New Client? Make Sure They Know What They’re Getting Into

A local businessperson contacted me recently. He’d heard about me from work I’d done on a local board of trade a few years before. He was asked to deliver a 20-minute speech by a trade organization he was a member of. They wanted him to provide his take on new developments in his industry.

He was clearly terrified. Continue reading “New Client? Make Sure They Know What They’re Getting Into”

Peter Bates

Peter Bates is a writer and photographer living in Florida. He is the administrator of this blog and runs the blog The Bodega Project.

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Photograph Publication Snafu

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Sometimes the writing of a piece for a client can involve a need for photography, particularly a portrait of the client. It gives the article a human face. If you are also a photographer, it’s a good idea to arrange a shooting session. You needn’t have a studio; in most cases, the client’s office more than suffices. If you don’t know how to take pictures, adult education classes are cheap, fast, and effective ways to learn. We can get into the details of photography techniques in a later posting, for it is a vast topic. This posting describes one approach I took when something went wrong. Horribly wrong. Continue reading “Photograph Publication Snafu”

Peter Bates

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