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A 50 year Anthology

Just came back from the Dominican Republic, where I went with my wife to join my sisters and my parents in celebrating my little brother’s 50th birthday.

He wanted to have a completely different birthday than anybody else, and he been the creative person he is, he decided to marry his love for music with the event and celebrated his birthday with a concert.

In other words, he regaled everybody that attended his party with a concert where he and three other musicians played five songs; one for (and from) each decade of his life.

It was an extremely memorable and emotional birthday…

Sebas in Flight

Sebas in Flight

One of the musicians was my nephew Sebastian Mueses, playing Bass.

I am so incredibly proud (as his father is) of how breathtakingly talented he is. I believe that he will achieve impossible heights.

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They played Jazz versions and arrangements of Stayin’ Alive (Bee Gees, 79), Is there Anybody Out There (Pink Floyd, 89), Spiritual (Josh Hayden, 99), Suffering (Lars Daniels, 2009) and finally Mild (Jakob Bro, 2019).

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The other musicians (Sebastian’s friends) were of the same caliber and the night was filled with music to the delight of all of us attending.

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At the end of the night, my brother’s sister-in-law made an incredible gesture. She decided to sing a few songs in his honor. None of the songs were rehearsed and these talented guys were able to perform flawlessly.

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As birthday’s go, this one was so unique, that I am sure that none of the people that were there that night are ever going to forget it.

Ara singing for us…

Ara singing for us…

Guardians of The Galaxy Vol. 2

Last night me and the boys went to see the sequel "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2".

We went to the 10:40 PM showing as Carlos had to work late and we could not make the earlier showing.

What an awesome fun movie. Great formula!! The movie is full of laughs and great action.

Don't believe the critics that have dismissed the movie saying that it does not live up to the first one. It's a great movie on its own.

My father always said that there should be to ratings for the movies: Artistic Value and Entertainment Value. In the case of this movie the entertainment value is a pure 'Thumbs Way Up" or a 10. Whatever you want to assign it.

You go to see this movie to be entertained. To forget about your day, to disconnect with reality and for a couple of hours; forget the world outside the movie theater and its problems.

If you are a comic book fan or a Marvel fan (and even if you are not) you are definitely going to love this movie.

Now we just have to get over the hangover from the experience!! We came back from the movie at 1:30 AM and slept a total of 3 ½ hours.

I made an Apple Music Playlist with the Awesome Mix Tape 2 songs.