Pacific Northwest Music Legend -- Quincy Jones

Home Inspector with King of the House Home Inspection, Inc
Future jazz and music legend Quincy Jones and his family moved to Seattle when Quincy was a youngster, in the early 1930's. In Seattle, the young Quincy Jones became involved in the busy Seattle jazz music scene. Upon graduation from high school, he was accomplished enough as a trumpet player and a musician to receive a scholarship to a top music school in Boston.

After that training, Jones moved to NYC to further his career.  He spent time in France as well but, ultimately, Jones became noted as one of the most influential men in the music industry. He has been a solo artist, a band leader, a hitmaker himself but he is best known for achieving fame as a "heavyweight", a hitmaker, for other artists. His earliest success was with "It's My Party" for Leslie Gore. He has also worked wtih Ray Charles, Frank Sinatra, Count Basie, Peggy Lee, Miles Davis, Michael Jackson and other household names. Jones has produced movies, television shows and he has written top motion picture soundtracks.  Quincy Jones, a Pacific Northwest Music Legend.

Steven L. Smith

Bellingham WA Home Inspections

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Sean Allen
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Hey Steve,

This has nothing to do with Quincy Jones, BUT...... When I was walking the beach tonight I found this piece of wood which had mulusks burrowed into it and I immediately thought of you. Is this similiar to what you have referred to in the past about a mulusk in the NW that burrows in wood. In all my years of beach walking, I don't ever remember seeing this before.

When I first saw this I thought the shells were teeth and I'm thinking "What the heck are teeth doing in this?".

Sean Allen

Sep 08, 2008 08:09 PM #1
Steven L. Smith
King of the House Home Inspection, Inc - Bellingham, WA
Bellingham WA Home Inspector


Hard to tell but the photo above is shipworm, teredo. Look like that? Small clam. It chews with the shell end and tends to make long channels. As the tail grows it moves farther forward. They are very common in warm water, so certainly could be what you got there.

Sep 08, 2008 08:34 PM #2
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