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 […]
R.E.M. played at the Hollywood Bowl this Thursday past. Fresh off the plane from the East Coast, P and I headed along with our ghetto “recycled” plastic bottles of wine. Yes, we resorted to pouring a bottle of wine into some “Honest Tea” drink bottles (irony intended) because this was a “lease event”, which meant […]
It’s gonnae be a super-hectic weekend, which means I’ll have nae chance of making this blog feel loved. But I just had to put down something about the fabulous music I’ve been hearing: live, on the radio, on last.fm and in my head. Last Friday saw us finally getting some tickets to the concert venue […]
Why the sudden interest in air guitar? Is it a geek thing? Ah, no. It’s that bloody Guitar Hero game. That episode of South Park was hilarious1. And I thought this would be a geeky teenager sort of thing, but no… A couple of 30-something friends recently informed me that the game is awesome and […]
I dreamed a lovely dream: four gorgeous men played some beautiful music just for me…
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…
It’s all in the hands of a bitter, bitter man. —Mika, Life in Cartoon Pretty much sums up the state of affairs.