Pacific Northwest Music Legend -- Quincy Jones

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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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Rainer
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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

September 08, 2008 08:09 PM
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Steven L. Smith
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King of the House Home Inspection, Inc

Sean,

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.

September 08, 2008 08:34 PM
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Steven L. Smith, King of the House Home Inspection, provides information for real estate buyers, sellers and real estate industry professionals. Blog posts emphasize issues commonly found in Bellingham, WA and Whatcom County. Smith is Washington State Licensed Home Inspector #207, a state licensed structural pest inspector, ASHI certified inspector #252760 and one of the most experienced inspectors in the northwest corner of the Pacific Northwest. Steven L. Smith is lead instructor of home inspection at Bellingham Technical College and teaches classes for Washington State University and the Washington State Department of Agriculture. Steve was a two-term member of the state licensing board.