6/21/18: Happy summer!

It’s the first day of summer (and the longest day of the year). This is my favorite time of the year, and here’s one of my favorite sunshiney songs, by the Polyphonic Spree. I saw this band twice – once at Maxwell’s, and once at SummerStage in Central Park, NYC. Both concerts were great. I… Continue reading 6/21/18: Happy summer!

09/06/16: Personal motivation and audio cleanliness

Way back in 2011-12, I was unemployed, and it was really rough out there in the job market. Nobody was hiring. For anything. It was easy to get discouraged, after sending out resume after resume after resume. And yes, cheesy as it sounds, there were songs I would listen to during that time specifically to… Continue reading 09/06/16: Personal motivation and audio cleanliness

Brahms Festival 2016

I adore Brahms, and if I had the cash I’d be on a plane out to Detroit right now! Thanks to Rich Brown of Good Music Speaks for turning us on to the Detroit Symphony Orchestra’s ongoing celebration of Brahm’s life & works. They’re doing all four symphonies, a Berio arrangement of Brahm’s Sonata for… Continue reading Brahms Festival 2016

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, my… Continue reading November 4, 2015