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David Monette: A new book on transcendence in life and music / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #420

By TOM D'ANTONI // Known world-wide for his trumpets, he has just published his first book, Calculus of Life: A Practical Guide to Transcendence. What does that have to do with music? He explains. Plus a link to watch the publication celebration featuring musicians who are coming in from all points of the globe. His first public reading is at New Renaissance book store in Portland on Saturday, May 25.

Six years ago, the last time David Monette was our guest on Coffeeshop Conversations, we called him “Portland’s Stradivari” because the trumpets he designs and builds are the equivalent of a Stradivarius violin…and he makes them for some of the world’s greatest musicians at his shop out near the airport in Portland.

He's back because he has a new book called “Calculus of Life: A Practical Guide to Transcendence.”

What does that have to do with music? According to David, just about everything.

He’ll be giving a talk at Portland’s New Renaissance bookstore on Saturday, May 25.

On Tuesday, May 21st, he’s bringing musicians in from nearly everywhere to perform and to mark the publication of the book. The event is sold out but he’ll be streaming it. Watch it here.

Let’s talk with David Monette.

Watch the musical celebration of the Monette book here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ee3qXfMM_Aw


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John Harder

Does a comment like "this blows my mind" even rate for this podcast? Wow! I have a lot of hang ups that are life long companions of me, such as Mr Past-Regrets and Mr Future-Tripping.... but, I'm getting me a copy of this book, and I will enjoy THIS MOMENT of satisfaction instead of LOOKING FORWARD to being cured by the book. (See what I did there?) Viva!! /John

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