I’ve been a busy bee: R.E.M. at the Hollywood Bowl, quickly followed by the LA Philharmonic playing Salonen’s Piano Concerto at the Walt Disney Concert Hall. Of the two nights, you’d think that I’d have enjoyed the Hollywood Bowl night of rock more, but perhaps as a sign of aging, I think the LA Phil gave me far more satisfaction. Since I reviewed the R.E.M. concert on my last.fm page, I thought I’d continue with the LA Phil review there.
I’m not sure how well this will work, but I’m going to try to blog these short and uninformed reviews to my last.fm page just ‘cos it’s so… empty. And link to it from here on the off-chance that anyone cares. To be honest, these little blurbs aren’t so much reviews as random thoughts from the evening that survive any alcohol damage.
* He’s looking a bit older these days, but back when he brought the LA Phil to Edinburgh for the Festival, I thought Esa-Pekka was possibly the sexiest male conductor around. His soon-to-be successor, Gustavo Dudamel, is currently challenging him for this title. In my head