While waiting for my crappy work PC to copy some Excel data onto a Google Doc spreadsheet (why does it take you so long, crappy PC?), I like to browse through the 1000s of unread blog posts on my RSS reader. And sometimes, I get to read more than the headlines before the crappy PC […]
Apologies for the choppiness of the following post. It has sat in the Drafts folder for too many months, and just needs to be out there in the cyber world gathering a different type of pixellated dust than nagging me every time I log on. At the pre-concert lecture for the third installation of the […]
It rained two days ago. The ambient temperature plummeted to 15ºC. The dog was found shivering in our bedroom, whining from the thunderous sound of rain falling on the roof. I didn’t have to water my plants. There were puddles of dirty water on every street corner. On the basis of these meteorological phenomena, one […]
I dreamed a lovely dream: four gorgeous men played some beautiful music just for me…
It was moving. Shocking. Gripping. And emotionally draining. The National Theatre of Scotland brought their production of Black Watch to Los Angeles this month. 1. There wasn’t a chance in hell that I was going to miss it. And I dragged P along so he didn’t have to be the only Perthshire accent on campus […]
Imagine an out-of-focus, poorly-lit photo of ants on the Hollywood Bowl stage here. I couldn’t be bothered to take yet another one. The traditional music of Armenia is brill, but you can keep Armenian pop. 1 No, not the famous cognac. If only I could get my hands on some…
The illicit photo is worse than usual, but at least I can hear after this weekend’s busy schedule.
Bright Eyes deafened me at the Walt Disney Concert Hall.
We’ve been wincing in Downtown Los Angeles.
Despair, death and destruction at the Walt Disney Concert Hall. We’ve been listening to Wagner and spying on friends.