Tag: music

A Mixed Bag

This weekend our main street hosted a festival of art, music, and food. It is called Kaleido which is Greek for beautiful form, and that is a perfect description for the festival, for the individual works of art, and for the neighbourhood. As I walked along the street […]


The Spaces Between

This week I have attended two public events and at both there were audience members who behaved inappropriately. Generally speaking, I like people. I like people of various races and ages, abilities and educations. I like getting to know people and I like spending time with people. What […]


Genius Mixes

iTunes does something that radio hosts used to do better; it creates a collection of music for you to listen to. They call it a genius mix, but their genius has a one-track mind. It’s fine if you like only one kind of music, but I like variety. […]

Musical Children

Having Creative Children

When your children turn out to be as interesting, creative, talented, charming, handsome, friendly, intelligent, and generous as you hoped they would be, you start to wonder what you did wrong. Both of my children are musicians. They are extraordinarily good at what they do; both have recordings, […]

Rock ‘n’ Roll

The Tom Stoppard play “Rock ‘n’ Roll” is awesome.  I saw it at The Stage in San Jose, and it was performed brilliantly, with excellent sound and visual effects. It explores Czechoslovakia’s Prague Spring, the Velvet Revolution and the effects of popular music from 1968 to 1990.


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