About the AuthorThe founding member of TCM, Scott is a guitarist, composer, educator, hiker, and now (!) a blogger. He believes that nature has a profound influence over us, and hopes that his work will point people in the direction of the natural world that is all around us. You can email him at firstname.lastname@example.org. Just take out the hyphens so I know you're a human (trying to avoid s-p-a-m in my inbox!!).
Author Archives: Scott
I am not a scientist, but I got to play one today, and it’s all because UC Berkeley is overrun with bugs. Well, their museum of natural history is. They have over six million insects that have to be catalogued, … Continue reading
I often spend a little time searching the internet for good news about nature. Here’s a link to an article by Tony Bates, the director of a mental health organization, about the effect that nature can have on people, seemingly … Continue reading
After a year and a half of composing, arranging, recording, listening, re-recording, reflecting, rethinking, and re-recording, I am pleased to announce the pre-official, pre-release of my new album, “Red Rock Recesses.” It is a collection of music that I created as a response to … Continue reading
Shocked I say, that anybody would take advantage of a poor innocent kitty cat by dressing them up in a shark’s costume. Or that they would use it to harass a little defenseless duckling. Not to mention the abuse of … Continue reading
I’ll be at the Urban Beans Saturday mornings until May 25. After that, I go to California to seek my fortune for the summer. I hope to see you stop in between now and then.
Hi Friends, Just a quick post this time to let you know that I haven’t forgotten about you. I am in the studio this week and next putting the finishing touches on my upcoming CD. I have guest flautist Max … Continue reading
Be afraid. Be very afraid–but only if you’re a fish. Those fierce red eyes belie the gentle, shy nature of the loon. They are great swimmers and divers, but often have to take off into the wind to get enough … Continue reading
After looking at fossil evidence, biologists have hypothesized that a flock of geese came to the Hawaiian Islands around 500,000 years ago and settled in. Today, the Nene is the state bird of Hawaii. It is also the rarest goose … Continue reading
These guys really are wiley. They hunt for fish (“fish for fish” is too redundant and not an accurate description) in the early morning hours before dawn. I see them in my neighborhood, lining up along the ponds, waiting and … Continue reading
You’d be orange too if you consumed carotenoids like these guys do. They get them, not by eating carrots, but by scooping up algae and other life forms off the bottom of shallow waters throughout South America and the southern … Continue reading