The holiday season is just around the corner and I’m so glad I can share our new video with you all and give you something musical. I’m also very thankful that we have supportive friends helping out and throwing their creative talents into our band. Thank you my friends. You know who you are. Check out the video and share it if you like it!
The virtual world is an unfathomable place (to me). Before you know it, your audience builds without you contributing anything to the blogosphere. I was going to shut down this blog but then I hit the phenomenal number of 22 followers worldwide and I thought I should at least acknowledge those loyal readers out there. Thank you so much for reading, folks. But be prepared for more sporadic posting and a possible shutdown eventually. Inspiration is failing me and more urgent endeavors call me away. So how about a few random recommendations of things that have kept my brain going in the last few months. Enjoy.
– Gustave Flaubert, Correspondance.
– Don De Lillo, Mao II
– Rilke: a comforting presence on the bookshelf. Just read this guy.
– Vijay Iyer Trio, Historicity
– Julius Hemphill and Peter Kowald, Live at Kassiopeia
– John Coltrane,Transition. Some sick McCoy Tyner on this.
– Paul Motian, Live at the Village Vanguard Vol 2; On Broadway Vol. 4. Paul Motian sure had an elastic sense of swing!
– Steve Reich, Double Sextet 2 X 5
Ohad Naharin, Batsheva Dance Company, Sadeh 21. Amazing. Modern dance at its most inspired.
On a last note, if you happen to be visiting Paris before June 9th, be sure to drop by the Musée d’Orsay and check out the current exhibit on dark romanticism, from Goya to Max Ernst. A wide-ranging collection of pieces that document the genre extensively and relevantly. You’ll come away thinking what a great idea to display so much darkness in Orsay’s radiant glass structure. Grab a vélib on your way out and ride away.