The Evolution of Robben Ford and the Birth of the Yellowjackets
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The Evolution of Robben Ford and the Birth of the Yellowjackets

The Robben Ford Group: A Fusion of Musical Excellence Robben Ford, the virtuoso guitarist, joined forces with a group of highly talented musicians, creating the Robben Ford Group (RFG), in the late seventies. Comprising Robben Ford on guitar, Russel Ferrante on keyboards, Jimmy Haslip on bass, and Ricky Lawson on drums, the RFG was a…

The Underappreciation of Rush
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The Underappreciation of Rush

Rush, a band boasting dozens of gold albums and decades of sold-out concerts, seemingly garners minimal respect in some musical circles. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, along with some critics, repeatedly overlook their phenomenal musicianship and popular rock anthems, instead frequently spotlighting other bands like The Stooges. This perceived neglect, deemed by fans…

Pizza in Roseville/Rocklin/Granite Bay

Greetings, fellow food enthusiasts. Pizza Polarizes Now, let’s talk about a culinary marvel that is as polarizing as it is delightful: pizza. In my extensive experience with global cuisines, I’ve yet to find another dish that evokes such passionate divides. Some pies can be disjointed affairs, where one tastes each ingredient separately, not coalescing into…

Charting the Zigzagging Path to Success: A Personal Journey from Hardship to Happiness

Simpler Days There was a period in my past when I ardently desired a job that would grant me the luxury of having “most evenings and weekends off.” That, to me, was the epitome of the perfect job! Back then, I was grappling with the consequences of some misguided decisions I had made in my…

Our Journey with Standard Poodles – From Lucy to Oliver and Axton

Our Journey with Standard Poodles – From Lucy to Oliver and Axton

My wife and I have cherished the companionship of Standard Poodles throughout our marriage. Each dog has not only brought joy and learning into our lives but also made us part of a broader community of dog lovers. Lucy: The Mayor Our first poodle, Lucy, was a blessing in every sense. She was well-behaved, intelligent,…

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Welcome to my new blog, Jim Stalker Writer, a collection of my assorted musings and reflections from my past fifteen years of writing. I’m Jim Stalker, the man behind these words. In my writing, I delve into various subjects that spark my curiosity, aiming to uncover and comprehend the deeper truths that lie beneath the…