The thread was meant to be: A Little Learnin' Is A Dangerous Thing
Hi everyone. I'm Joe Hayes a retired attorney who, in the last two years, has moved to Mexico from Del Mar, California. I live with my adult son who's not only my only son but is also my best friend. We're in Playas de Tijuana about a half hour South of Tijuana. It's beautiful and very inexpensive compared to San Diego County to the North.
My main interest is music with emphasis on classic jazz and American Pop from the twenties through the seventies unless you count Dylan and the STones who're still rockin'. In jazz I spend a lot of time writing and reviewing the giant jazzmen of the past and have articles and essays posted all over the internet. Stan Kenton, Art Pepper, Clifford Brown, Chet Baker, Charles Mingus and all that good stuff in jazz and Tony Bennett, Sinatra, Mathis, Eydie Gorme, Doris Day, etc. I also love reading, with the surf as a background, with favorites and many rereads of William Faulkner, Ernie Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Erica Jong, and on and on.
I grew up in Orange County, California (The O.C., gulp) and then attended Westlake College of Modern American Music (jazz) in Hollywood for a year, then on to The University of Tennessee at Knoxville where I was born. I was in the private sector until about twenty years ago when after being laid off from The Chrysler Motors Corp., North American Operations, Dodge Division (big name still went BK) I started law school at Western States University School of Law., now known as Thomas Jefferson School of Law. I was fortunate to weasel my way into a good partnership and took part in some really high profile cases.
I've also been fortunate enough to be a professional drag racer and drove the factory experimental funny car, The Harbor Hemi back in the mid-sixties; had four or five commercial radio programs over the years working on the number one station in San Diego for two years.
To paraphrase the Grateful Dead, "What a long strange trip it's been," but I'm not ready to quit yet friends. My grandfather made it to 86 and I hope to break his record. And, oh...I got online about ten to twelve years ago with that old joke Web TV...funny, what goes around comes around. Now everybody wants their PCs or Macs to be on their TV screens.