music

Here is some gorgeous piano by Federico  Mompou, played by Anita Pontremoli. I got this album as a birthday gift last year, and it’s gotten a l...

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dreamy.

Since last night, the wind here in northern New Jersey has been fierce. FIERCE. Loud and long and constantly hissing or screaming or howling. It didn&...

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oh, the howling

While there’s no such thing as too much Radiohead, it’s possibly a bad choice to listen to nothing but Radiohead when entering a depressiv...

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ancillary note

I’ve been having an exceedingly difficult time thinking of words lately. I feel rather sluggish and stupid. Not good. I also have random phrases...

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words. stuck.

I’m struck with a sudden desire to watch the old Adam West/Burt Ward “Batman.” The TV episodes haven’t made it onto DVD (legal...

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riddle me this, Batman.

The little iPod auto kit I have for my car busted last week (the plastic casing on the end of the cable split open and the wires started fraying, thus...

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Festivities continue.

Cleaning is boring me. But I have a few more hours to do this before I join my mother and brother for dinner – and then attend an evening of Chi...

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time for a change

My friend Sara wrote a review of Siren Festival and it’s up on PopMatters, with a little gallery of my photos from Siren. For which I got a phot...

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Yay for collaboration!

For the last four days, I’ve had the same song stuck in my head. It’s by these guys, right here. That guy, Brandon Summers… and this...

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a smattering of Siren

The “making of” video… …for this music video for one of my favorite Radiohead songs off of In Rainbows. From Mother Jones: ...

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consistently brilliant