A friend just donated a stack of really interesting LPs (thanks Annie!). As I work through them (right now I’m listening to “The Late Fourteenth Century Avant Garde” — I love medieval music) I notice that I have to get up every 20-30 minutes to change sides. Isn’t that what all the ergonomic experts recommend? That you get up and change your posture regularly? There’s a market for software that reminds you to do this, but it turns out you can do the same thing with a phono turntable.
Not that I’m an aficionado or anything, but I heard something different tonight at M/SO’s First Night celebration. The David Glukh Klezmer Ensemble features, instead of the usual clarinet, a guy playing a rotary-valved piccolo trumpet. Also in the band, a violin, acoustic guitar, six-string electric bass and percussion. A really nice, really different sound. […]