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Fall and all attendant memories Crowd the day with unrelated histories Each year leaves its unresolving fantasies To hang around each corner Hang around each street. Thick with ghosts, the wind whips round in circuitries Carrying words as strangers exchange... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2014 at Night After Night
Boston Landmarks Orchestra at Church of the Covenant, August 13, 2014 Boston Globe August 16, 2014 Most orchestras don't need any particular excuse to drop a piece as popular as Dvorak's Symphony No. 9 ("From the New World") into a... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2014 at Night After Night
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Album review: Buzz Osborne, 'This Machine Kills Artists' Boston Globe July 8, 2014 Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2014 at Night After Night
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Yes performing "Siberian Khatru" at Blue Hills Bank Pavilion When it comes to the Yes shows I've caught since I first started attending in 2004 (late start, I know), as well as those I've heard via various audience-sourced recordings floating... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2014 at Night After Night
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Steve Howe, left, with Yes, by Rob Shanahan "Yes forges ahead with classic albums and new music" The Boston Globe, July 7, 2014 My second Boston Globe byline, and a treat I couldn't resist giving myself, having seen Yes five... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2014 at Night After Night
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iPhone photo, June 7, 2014 The fifth installment in the three-part [sic] series "Days between," compiling my unblogged recent work for The New York Times, and – for reasons I expect to be fairly obvious – the final installment for... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2014 at Night After Night
Annea Lockwood - Ground of Being (Recital) Tony Malaby's Tamarindo - Somos Agua (Clean Feed) Celer - Rags of Contentment (Digitalis > Bandcamp) Chubby Wolf - L'histoire (Gears of Sand > Bandcamp) Sneeze - Wilt (Glory Kid) Robert Fripp -... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2014 at Night After Night
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James Maddalena, Michael Chioldi and David Kravitz, by Kathy Wittman Odyssey Opera June Festival at Boston University Theatre, June 11 & 12, 2014 The Boston Globe, June 19, 2014 My first review for the Boston Globe covers the first two... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2014 at Night After Night
King Crimson - Shibuya Kohkaido, Tokyo, Japan, Dec. 9, 1981 (DGMLive) King Crimson - Kakodo, Nagoya, Japan, Dec. 10, 1981 (DGMLive) King Crimson - Expo Hall, Osaka, Japan, Dec. 12, 1981 (DGMLive) King Crimson - Mainichi Hall, Osaka, Japan, Dec.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2014 at Night After Night
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Should one wish to immerse oneself in Boston's thriving live-music scene – and should one attempt to do so on a Monday night – one could do much, much worse than to hit the Lilypad, a modest, cozy storefont space... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2014 at Night After Night
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Apologies for the long, long silent stretch. Needless to say, a lot has happened since the last post, yet there's been precious little time to put fingers to keys for an update. Getting up to speed with new routines, technologies... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2014 at Night After Night
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[I intended to post this here on Monday, but the DDoS hacker attack on Typepad put paid to that notion, so I posted this on Facebook. Here it is, in case you missed it before now.—Steve] A new baby…a new... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2014 at Night After Night
Truth be told, there wasn't a lot happening on Monday or Tuesday night, thanks to the convergence of Holy Week and Tax Day. Still, late is late, and late is frustrating – I'm still trying to get the hang of... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2014 at Night After Night
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As America takes stock of itself in this complex time-cycle, it is important to understand that one person can still make a difference. That not everyone has to follow the tried-and-true traditional path—to get tried-and-true traditional results. Steve Backer opened... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2014 at Night After Night
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Time Out New York, farewell—what an amazing 13 years it was. I'll always be grateful. Please be good to my friends and colleagues, especially Hank and Seth. Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2014 at Night After Night
Monday night was a wash in more ways than one, given nasty weather outside and more than a few loose ends to tie up during my final week at Time Out New York. Still, there's lots to look forward to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2014 at Night After Night
I start where I am and do what I can, practicing in my inner hearing and on the trombone what I can do, refining it and hearing it as clearly as I can in the time that I have available... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2014 at Night After Night
WiFi signal is dire where I am right now, but I want to get something posted quickly in order to get word of tonight's events circulated. I'll come back to this later in the day to flesh out the list.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2014 at Night After Night
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Reinier van Houdt, by Michelle V. Agins for The New York Times Jacob Greenberg and Reinier van Houdt at Spectrum, March 25, 2014 The New York Times, March 27, 2014 Two separate recitals by brilliant pianists heard most frequently in... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2014 at Night After Night
Emerson String Quartet at Alice Tully Hall, March 23, 2014 The New York Times, March 26, 2014 My first time to see and hear the Emersons with their new cellist, Paul Watkins. Nice to know that it all still works,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2014 at Night After Night
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Yesterday, I missed my mark for my weekly Wandelwatching series, due to a combination of conflicting chores, duties and circumstances. I'll get to that post a bit later, but first, an acknowledgement of something that happened yesterday in the social-media... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2014 at Night After Night
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Colin Stetson and the Brooklyn Youth Chorus, by Hiroyuki Ito for The New York Times Colin Stetson with the Brooklyn Youth Chorus at Merkin Concert Hall, March 22, 2014 The New York Times, March 25, 2014 This one came out... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2014 at Night After Night
This week's agenda – delayed due to circumstances beyond my control, and reined-in because of my family's arrival in NYC to meet the newest member of the clan – includes just two events, both tomorrow night. That said, they're unquestionably... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2014 at Night After Night
John Zorn: Masada Book 3 at the Town Hall, March 19, 2014 The New York Times, March 21, 2014 The biggest surprise about this particular concert was the fact that I was there; I'd originally been scheduled to cover a... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2014 at Night After Night
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Third Coast Percussion, by Saverio Truglia Classical Playlist: George Antheil, Haydn, Sibelius and More The New York Times ArtsBeat, March 19, 2014 My contribution: DAVID T. LITTLE: ‘Haunt of Last Nightfall’ Third Coast Percussion (New Amsterdam) Coming soon: Elliott Carter;... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2014 at Night After Night