Chris Jefferies

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Category Archives: Music

Favorite Music

Bob Dylan, Beatles, Joni Mitchell, Elvis Costello, Guy Clark, Ry Cooder, Bruce Cockburn

The Band, Flaco Jimenez, Frank Zappa, Lila Downs, Los Lobos, Chet Atkins, Emmylou Harris, Gram Parsons, Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Junior Brown, KD Lang, Patsy Cline, Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, Harry Nilsson, Peter Green, T-Bone Burnett, Tom Waits, Paul Simon, Randy Newman, Buffalo Springfield, The Byrds, Crosby Stills, Nash & Young, Carlos Santana, Jimi Hendrix, Cream, Grateful Dead, Little Feat, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Beach Boys, The Doors, The Pogues, The Clash, The Pretenders, Radiators, Rolling Stones, Smithereens, Subdudes, Who, Bonnie Raitt, Steve Goodman, John Prine, Steve Earle, Tim o’Brian, Townes Van Zandt, Charlie Musselwhite, Toots Thielemans, Billy Holiday, Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, Chet Baker, Paul Desmond, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Hank Crawford, Bill Frizell, Cab Calloway, Hoagy Carmichael, Madeleine Peyroux, Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder, Tal Farlow, Chuck Berry, Buddy Holly, Cyndi Lauper, David Byrne, Talking Heads, David Grissman, Django Reinhardt, Stephane Grappelli, Doc Watson, Robert Johnson, Leadbelly, Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Lightnin’ Hopkins, Mance Lipscomb, Peter Paul & Mary, Donald Fagen, Steely Dan

In no particular order, of course…

Who did I forget?


Hatshepsut and Destani Wolf

Today, Aurora and I had a great day full of art and history (and food).

This morning we drove into the city and went to the  New De Young museum ( to see the Hatshepsut exhibit.  When we got there, the lines were long so we toured the sections of the museum on Art in America from colonial times through the twentieth century.  We also browsed through the textiles.

Hatshepsut was an Egyptian queen who became a Pharaoh around 1473 BC when the Pyramids at Giza were already 1000 years old.  The exibit had numerous artifacts from her reign.  Read about her on wikipedia:

Before we left the city we stopped at the Zuni cafe and had a late lunch.

Later we went to the Berkeley Jazz School to see Destani Wolf, a friend of Elena’s from Berkeley High school days.  She performed 2 great sets with a Jazz Band.  It’s a small venue and it felt very intimate and with all her old friends there, it felt like we were hanging in her living room.

You can keep up with Destani at her MySpace site: