My wallen was stolen yesterday, right out of my purse. I guess you’d call it pickpocketing, except this wasn’t my pocket. Maybe “pickpocketbooking?” Anyway, it sucks. I’m fine, and very grateful for that, but I now face a grand adventure in replacing all those little plastic rectangles that make life worthwhile. My bank has givenContinue reading “January 7, 2016”
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January 4, 2016 – Monday Funday Dance Party!
Wishing you a 2016 filled with love and glamour! There are 2 Brians in this band – Bryan Ferry and Brian Eno. Very different, but both great. Personally, I’m more of a Brian Eno fan – he left the band after a couple of albums, and went on to a massive career as a solo artistContinue reading “January 4, 2016 – Monday Funday Dance Party!”
December 30, 2015
Oh, how I love this album. I bought it because I liked the cover, something that has served me very well in the past. Album art is really important, even now that physical album covers are becoming rare. It’s a fantastic record. It goes from total noise to neo-country music, and the song arrangements areContinue reading “December 30, 2015”
Monday Funday Dance Party (Day 2)
Oh, things are just crazy right now. It’s all good, but it’s like being covered in a pile of kittens – delightful, but you don’t get much done. So let’s just consider this day Two of the Monday Funday Dance Party – Holiday Edition. Here’s a song I know from way back. There’s a recordingContinue reading “Monday Funday Dance Party (Day 2)”
December 9, 2015
It’s been a super crazy couple of weeks. I just got a new job, which I adore, and have been transitioning from my old job, which I also adored. It’s a really happy time, but also a busy one. So here’s a couple of tracks in honor of working folk. “Working in a Coal Mine”Continue reading “December 9, 2015”
Monday Funday Dance Party
I adore Sly and the Family Stone. They were so positive, and this was one of the very very few bands at the time that was both multi-racial and multi-gender. And they played great. In honor of trumpeter Cynthia Robinson, who passed away this week, and also to celebrate a recent court decision that awarded SlyContinue reading “Monday Funday Dance Party”
Nov. 9, 2015: Monday Funday Dance Party!
For many of us, the Alley Cat was an inescapable part of gym class in public school. In case you’re not familiar with it, here’s a demonstration by a fantastic 94 year-old. She’s got me beat when it comes to dance skills. Or you could do this:
November 4, 2015
The first concert I ever went to was the Alarm, at the Beacon Theater in New York. Three of us drove into the city in a tiny little convertible that may or may not have been made out of fiberglass. I actually don’t remember anything about the show, except that I enjoyed it. Actually, myContinue reading “November 4, 2015”
November 2, 2015: Monday Funday Dance Party!
I’m in a seventies mood today …
October 30, 2015
I don’t usually listen to Franz Liszt (liszten?), but the other day I went ahead and decided what the heck. There’s just something about piano music of this era, around the mid-nineteenth century. People like Liszt and Chopin were taking piano to entirely new realms. Tonalities began to blur, Debussy would soon be exploring AsianContinue reading “October 30, 2015”