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Adam Baer
Glass Shallot is a translucent and often transparent invocation of...Nonsense. It's a blog name.
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Henry Miller said that the thing you can say about the people of Big Sur... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Glass Shallot by Adam Baer
Adam Baer added a favorite at Alex Ross: The Rest Is Noise
2 days ago
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The late Garry Marshall--creator of "Happy Days" and "Laverne & Shirley," among many other pop-culture entertainments--once told me a few funny stories for a Rolling Stone article about studio executives who give writers notes on their work. This comes from... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2016 at Glass Shallot by Adam Baer
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All this talk about the loss of the wonderful Peter Shaffer had me wondering early this morning if anyone still thinks about how he portrayed Mozart in Amadeus. Here, in a bit of a reversal, is a piece of mine... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2016 at Glass Shallot by Adam Baer
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There are no words for me to explain just how influential Amadeus and Peter Shaffer continue to be for me. There's a point in the film version when Salieri says, in the middle of a prayer, "Make me immortal. After... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2016 at Glass Shallot by Adam Baer
Adam Baer appears on The Stupid Cancer Show for a second time to discuss a new op-ed. Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2016 at Glass Shallot by Adam Baer
Adam Baer added a favorite at Alex Ross: The Rest Is Noise
May 14, 2016
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Each of Bach's 6 solo violin works has always felt like a day of the week to me. Of course, there's no Day 7; Bach was religious. Here they are, associated with each day, as played by Gidon Kremer. Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2016 at Glass Shallot by Adam Baer
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Chronic Illness is normal. ... We need to accept and defend Health Diversity. -- Adam Baer Continue reading
Posted Dec 18, 2015 at Glass Shallot by Adam Baer
One of Adam Baer's favorite violin concertos is a Leonard Bernstein piece called the Serenade, After Plato's Symposium. Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2015 at Glass Shallot by Adam Baer
One of the most important musical experiences of my life was participating in a young orchestra at Tanglewood that would learn and then perform Gustav Mahler's First Symphony, also known as the "Titan." Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2015 at Glass Shallot by Adam Baer
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Go to Music School -- Just Go to a Better One-- by Adam Baer, former student at Johns Hopkins and Peabody Conservatory of Music Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2015 at Glass Shallot by Adam Baer
You're (Probably Not) Ending Your Emails Wrong by Adam Baer Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2015 at Glass Shallot by Adam Baer
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Saw something online that blew my mind about how to deal with riptides, so I wrote this quick thing for Men's Journal.-- Adam Baer Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2015 at Glass Shallot by Adam Baer
1. Jamaica Kincaid: A Small Place 2. V.S. Naipaul: The Enigma of Arrival 3. Jorge Luis Borges: Ficciones 4. Toni Morrison: Beloved 5. Gabriel García Márquez: Love in the Time of Cholera 6. Vijay Seshadri: The Long Meadow 7. Isaac... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2015 at Glass Shallot by Adam Baer
Adam Baer added a favorite at Alex Ross: The Rest Is Noise
May 9, 2015
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New York Times Essay About Los Angeles Real Estate by Writer Adam Baer Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2015 at Glass Shallot by Adam Baer
Adam Baer added a favorite at Alex Ross: The Rest Is Noise
Apr 26, 2015
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"Beyond the Boundary Principle" essay by Adam Baer in the New York Times "Couch" series Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2015 at Glass Shallot by Adam Baer
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Jenji Kohan Is Married to Chris Noxon, an Outstanding Writer in his own right, so I Interviewed him. by Adam Baer Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2015 at Glass Shallot by Adam Baer
Adam Baer celebrates composer Aaron Copland's birthday w/this lesser-known sonata, dedicated to a lieutenant who died in the South Pacific. Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2014 at Glass Shallot by Adam Baer
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The One Guy Who Might Cure My Rare Disease by Adam Baer Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2014 at Glass Shallot by Adam Baer
Posted Nov 1, 2014 at Glass Shallot by Adam Baer
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Adam Baer interviews luthier Reuben Cox (who makes guitars for Arcade Fire, The National, Beck, Cat Power, Sufjan Stevens, and Fred Armisen, etc.) Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2014 at Glass Shallot by Adam Baer