Category Archives: Music

Northstate Symphony in Reddding

I saw this beautiful image on Facebook, captured by the always amazing Rachel Hatch. Curating it here for those of you who come to this blog looking for all things Redding. #ThisisRedding Click to enlarge. I love the way the … Continue reading

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Summer Schappell performs on national TV show

Local girl Summer Schappell appeared on a national TV show called “The Voice” this week. She did great, and you can watch it here: Summer Schappell is the granddaughter of Bill Schappell, with whom I shared an adjacent desk at … Continue reading

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Listen online to Redding composer Craig Padilla

Somebody assembled a playlist of videos at YouTube of only Craig Padilla’s music. It has a real nice flow. Great music to put on while working this rainy morning. I like to open a window in my browser to the … Continue reading

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Still Married plays Redding’s River Amphitheater

Just a pleasant evening down by the river in Redding with friends Craig and Erin Friedman, and a bunch of relaxed onlookers. Still Married? Why, yes. Yes they are. Still Married from Skip Murphy on Vimeo. Part of a free … Continue reading

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Anderson Summer Concert series to host Tempest tonight!

It used to be the Mosquito Serenade, but now it’s called the Summer Serenade. A free concert series held in Anderson’s lovely River Park on Wednesdays. Tonight they are having the celtic rock band Tempest again. I ran this post … Continue reading

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New music from Redding artist Craig Padilla

My friend Craig Padilla posted this performance video of his recent composition, Challenger Deep. Please give it a view/listen. Part of the charm comes from knowing that he created this using a modular synthesizer built by his friend and northwest … Continue reading

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Your planet, as seen from low orbit -right now

The ISS has HD cameras, and offers a live feed. Here is your planet, below. Press play. Wait a bit. If black, it’s probably night for the ISS. If grey or brown, it’s switching cameras. Be patient. Sunrise comes every … Continue reading

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Slovakian video artist adapts Redding music

Chill out for a Sunday evening. Vojtech Matlák is a video artist in Reca Slovakia. Recently he created this mashup of video imagery set to Redding musician Craig Padilla’s Spirit Signs. 8 minutes of introspective meditation awaits: Craig’s instrumental music … Continue reading

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A rare performance by musician Craig Padilla tonight

As seen in a newsstand in McCloud California. News of a rare public performance. Thanks to Jon Lewis for the journalistic heads-up in After Five. Craig Padilla will be playing in Red Bluff tonight. Come out and support this unique … Continue reading

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DEVO memories in Redding

Somber to learn that guitarist Bob Casales of Devo has made the transition to his next performance. Condolences to family, fans, and band mates evolved and de-evolved. In memorial, I’m re-running this post that I also re-ran last year when … Continue reading

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