Heard a beautiful story on NPR this morning from legal correspondent Nina Totenberg about her late father’s stolen Stradivarius violin. Nina Totenberg manages to make court proceedings compelling for radio. Given the inherent intrigue, music, and mystery in this story, she really produced a beautiful report. Read more and hear the story on the NPR website: […]
So we’re down to Argentina and Germany in this year’s World Cup final match. I’ll save the postulation about football for another time and place. This post is about one of my favorite bands, who hail from Argentina. Seems like a good opportunity to write about their music, and for you to have a listen! […]
This video of a bonobo playing the keyboard (with a bit of background music accompaniment) makes me think about just how powerful music really is. There’s something about music that resonates deep inside all of us. Thanks to Peter Gabriel’s YouTube channel for turning me on to this.
Just got my CD copy of Peter Gabriel‘s newest project, “New Blood” — an orchestral rehashing of a number of his classic songs. He revisited the studio, recording entirely new versions of tracks with a full orchestra and without drum kit or guitar. As a long-time Peter Gabriel fan, I couldn’t wait to get my hands […]
LA Magazine presents a great chart for finding free museum activities any day of the week! LA Museum Free Days Thanks to The Getty’s “Visit” page for this useful link!
Okay, I have to admit it. I’m excited about this week’s release of Anjunabeats Volume 7 from Above & Beyond. These guys produce and DJ the absolute best in electronic music. If you’re looking for tunes to groove at your desk, in the car, at the gym, on the bike, or whatever, then check out the […]