Dave Brubeck 3
Dave Brubeck died yesterday. He was one of my favorite jazz musicians. Brubeck's style was unique, and his compositions were ground breaking. He was a genius, as simple as that. Brubeck was not afraid to experiment and take big chances, even when the major record labels were hesitating to release his albums. He was nearly expelled form the conservatory when one of his professors found out that he could not read music. Brubeck barely graduated. Some professors claimed that he was one of the best composers that ever studied with them. They let him go, but he had to promise to never teach piano. He was an underdog who decided to create his own style regardless of the criticisms, the cynics and the roadblocks. That goes to show me that we should not believe what people say about us. Create your own world. Follow your vision, listen to your heart, live your passion to the fullest. Take five Dave. I cannot read your notes, but they resonate in my heart, and they taste like a sweet juice of life..
- Frank Bruynbroek
Beta | A Husky/Saluki mix, Beta was found in Antelope Valley. She had been so
malnourished that she was only able to crawl. She was only seven months old
when she was saved by a construction worker. After four months, she was nursed
back to health. We were fortunate to meet her, and in an instant she picked us. A
simple lift of the paw onto my knee, and we knew. We can’t imagine a day without
her. She brings light to our cloudy days, and we are so thankful to those who saved
Jake | Jake (a/k/a One-Eared-Jake), a sensitive Lab mix, was on his way “down the hall”
at the South Central animal shelter when rescued, because no one wanted a one-eared dog.
He enjoys a good rope toy, running at full speed, and powdered sugar donuts. He can be
aloof, but will climb in our lap if he needs love. He is a world-class snuggler and loves to
sing when the fire trucks go by. He has the personality of a prizefighter. Like Rocky, he is
tough, yet loveable and sensitive.—Margie Wheeler
Paul Feig's New York Apartment - New York Magazine 6
The apartment’s focal point is Frank Bruynbroek’s double portrait of Linus the Scottish terrier.
The Bridesmaids director’s Anglo-eclectic lair.