Remembering Malcolm

I work at the hospital where Malcolm X was taken after he was shot. The old Audubon Ballroom is now the The Malcolm X & Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial and Educational Center and we often hold events there. The first time I stepped inside, I was overwhelmed by the fact that this is where he…

This and That With Calandra Turns 4!

I can’t believe that four years ago today, I started my first blog, This and That With Calandra. Technically, I started it a few weeks earlier on another site, but for simplicity, let’s just use January 30 as the official birthday of TTWC! What started out as the written version of my YouTube channel has turned…

The Listening Suite – A Jazz Primer

  Happy New Year and welcome to the January 2015 Edition of The Listening Suite! For the first podcast of the new year, I wanted to share a special jazz playlist. I’m calling it a ‘jazz primer’, if you will – filled with jazz classics. Many thanks to Ray Garraud of The Garraud Files for providing the “new”…

2014 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 1,200 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it would take about 20 trips to carry that many people. Click here to see the…

2014 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 1,600 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it would take about 27 trips to carry that many people. Click here to see the…

The Listening Suite – 2014 Holiday Edition

  Welcome to a special Holiday Edition of The Listening Suite. Tonight’s playlist is a mix of ambient, downtempo, chill “commercial-free” holiday music for your listening pleasure. Listen HERE for the Mixcloud player, or listen and download from the SoundCloud player below. Enjoy and Happy Holidays!  

The Listening Suite – December 2014 Edition

  Welcome to the December 2014 Edition of The Listening Suite! I’m actually a couple of days early, but considering my last two podcasts were ‘late,’ I decided to make up for it here. LOL Today’s playlist features a variety of sounds, from jazzy to psychedelic. Listen HERE for the Mixcloud player, or listen and download…