And that is blogging. All for now, just too dam busy to write anything useful right now. But enjoy David Tudor, with John Cage’s voice-over, in a definitive performance of the epochal 4:33.
I noticed a long-neglected DVD of one of Big Train’s “golden age” performances, from the Battle of the Basement Bands 2005. Here’s two numbers from our set, “Leave Your Hat On,” and “The Letter.”
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This afternoon I took The Daughter out to see the New Jersey Symphony and Westminster Symphonic Choir perform the tremendous “Resurrection” Symphony. I’ll tell you what, there are very few better ways to spend an hour and half than listening to this piece live. Number three on my “top 10 loudest symphonic works” countdown, no […]
The Times’ story about Dylan’s borrowing of lines from a Civil War-era poet may find its way into your paper this morning. Don’t fall for the premise: The history of the creative arts is the story of one artist building on the works of another. Allusions, quotations, and borrowings are what makes literature, and especially, music so rewarding.