Bruce



It’s been a week since the the Jesus Christ Superstar performance at Derryfield Rep, and I needed another theatre “fix”.  As luck would have it, the solution was two minutes down the road at Wheaton College’s Weber Theatre.  The Triboro Musical Theatre and Wheaton College are presenting 2 performances of […]

It's "Curtains" at Wheaton College



Brilliant!  Jon Stewart’s introduction of Bruce Springsteen at the Kennedy Center Honors ceremony: “I am not a music critic, nor historian nor archivist.  I cannot tell you where Bruce Springsteen falls in the pantheon of the American Songbook.  I cannot illuminate the context of his work or its roots in […]

Jon Stewart at the Kennedy Center Honors


Stevie Wonder‘s set started with him doing For Once in My Life. The band was nice and tight (as you’d expect) and we get a first introduction to the horns (trumpet, sax) and the singers.  Stevie then introduced Smokey Robinson who did Tears of a Clown.  A nice, slower version […]

Rock and Roll HOF Concert – Stevie Wonder




Mission accomplished!  A couple of weeks ago, my aging version of WordPress (2.61 I think) just sorta flaked out.  Specifically I couldn’t save edits to either posts or pages either new or existing entries.  I found similar forum entries over the last month from folks on the WordPress site – […]

Upgrading to WordPress 2.8



I’ve been a fan of WERS (Emerson College Radio) in Boston for years.  They’ve held on to the traditions of a real college radio station.  Their programming continues to be a great, eclectic mix of music – such an enjoyable escape from commercial radio.  As expected, not every show is […]

WERS Radio – All A Cappella


Over the weekend, Phil Smith turned me on to these guys.  I’ve been hooked on a cappella for quite a while.  This Slovenian choir (!) is not strictly a cappella but they have a beautiful, sophisticated large-ensemble sound. As – Stevie Wonder Africa – Toto This piece is freakin’ awesome!  […]

Cool Vocal Group – Perpetuum Jazzile



Just saw that ground has been broken in New Mexico for the first Spaceport America facility. “British tycoon Richard Branson’s space tours firm, Virgin Galactic, will use the facility to propel tourists into suborbital space at a cost of $200,000 a ride.”   Reuters 19,June 2009 How cool is this? The […]

Mos Eisley, New Mexico


OK… I’m officially hooked!  Today I made my second visit to the North Easton Farmer’s Market to pickup up local goodies for the week.  This week I stuck with veggies and baked goods, last week I got a piece of great fresh salmon from Jordan Bros. Seafood.  And this week […]

The Farmer’s Market