The Back Room

With respect to Socrates, my unexamined life is not worth living. The front room is the face we show everyone but we hide our true self in the back room.

Brooklyn and Belle with my Bride

We have been looking for reasons to return to Brooklyn Diner since eating there briefly.  It was on the way to see Valerie June at Carnegie Hall. (If you haven’t … Continue reading

June 11, 2015 · 9 Comments

New Orleans: Day 2, Part I

There is music everywhere!  Starting at 9am you can hear musical sounds throughout the Quarter.  A trumpet here, an electric zither guitar there, or banjo even as enterprising musicians start … Continue reading

June 2, 2015 · 4 Comments

Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp a Butterfly: A Review

Best said by my bride as she swayed to the music, Kendrick Lamar’s new album To Pimp a Butterfly is “a mixture of a lot of stuff.” It’s no surprise … Continue reading

April 11, 2015 · 2 Comments

Days I let my mind go wild and I get the binge going it is full on sensory overload

Days I let my mind go wild and I get the binge going it is full on sensory overload.  Let us say the aural distraction landscape is only after I … Continue reading

March 25, 2015 · Leave a comment

I have little to add to the accompanying musical clip on Valerie June

I have little to add to the accompanying musical clip on Valerie June.  Me and my bride were fortunate enough to see her live.  What her wonderful studio recording does … Continue reading

March 2, 2015 · 10 Comments

Looking at My Music Collection

Have you looked at your music collection lately?  Holding onto music that you haven’t listened to in more than 5 years?  Time to chuck it.  We change.  Our ears change.  … Continue reading

October 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

My previous posting touched on the recent dilemma I had in selecting what to bring to my new apartment and what to discard.  The question is, what did I believe … Continue reading

September 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

  Allow an indulgence or two as I lay a thought out in the midst of a near crash of sleep. I was listening to Ella Fitzgerald sing the songs … Continue reading

August 31, 2014 · Leave a comment
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