Cyber Day Trippin’

Greetings Friends, today we begin with possibly some help from the jazz braintrust, (that’s you by the way).

Our daughter Kylie who lives in Portland is shifting her life path from social worker to exploring software programming and more directly cyber security. She’s looking into “boot camps” where you take part of an intense six month study program and at the end hopefully emerge employable. She’s moving back down here in October to live with us and take on the course and both Stef and I are thrilled. We love our girl!

It turns out that cyber security as a career is a relatively new trajectory. Does one first learn coding and then branch off into cyber security? Or do you enroll in the cyber security course straight away? 

Kylie’s been doing the research and is still unsure of which direction to go. Of course the camps all want you to follow their lead but according to one specialist panel of cyber experts, they claim that students emerging from these courses are still under qualified and thus not yet employable.

If you have some experience in this arena and are willing to share your wisdom, we’re listening and would very much appreciate the help. Send what you know to me and I’ll pass it along to Kylie. Many thanks on this…

And now the Day Trippin’ segment. 

The news on the street is that our new recording Day Tripper is out and available on my website store and all of the streaming platforms. What a joy to blast Beatles at full volume with Rebecca Jade leading the way on vocals!

 Here’s the list of songs:
1) Day Tripper
2) Drive My Car
3) In My Life
4) I Want to Hold Your Hand
5) I’ve Just Seen a Face
6) Let It Be
7) Come Together

and here’s who played on it:
Peter Sprague — guitar
Tripp Sprague — sax, flute, and piano
Justin Grinnell — bass
Duncan Moore — drums
and special guest Rebecca Jade – vocals

Here’s how you get it at my website store.

Here’s the Spotify link to the album.

Here’s the AppleMusic link to the album.

For live music this week, on Sunday afternoon at the Encinitas Library we’re playing a free concert exploring the music of Paul Simon. It’s our “Angels in the Architecture” program featuring these classic songs:

59th St Bridge
Bridge Over Troubled Waters
Hearts and Bones
Sound of Silence
Scarborough Fair
She Moves On
Still Crazy
You Can Call Me Al

We hope you can make it out!

Today we leave you with two new Beatles vids from our recent Live(ish) From SpragueLand livestream. This is what emerges when a jazzer gets ahold of a classic song and instills his jazz influence into the harmonic structure. Hoping that it’s working with your ears…

That’s the story up here at SpragueLand University where both cyber security and the music of The Beatles are simultaneously studied and explored. 

over ’n out, Peter