Monthly Archives: October 2018

Facebook Does It Again

Here is another disturbing article on the echo-chamber monoculture of social media. Take my advice. Quit today, and stay away. Remember what I’ve said before:  Facebook preserves dead friendships in acrylic, and makes them un-move-on-from-able. No, that’s not actually a … Continue reading

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Upcoming Recital

I’m giving a recital at the Blooming Grove (NY) United Church of Christ on Sunday, November 18, at 4 PM.  Here is an article about the event. I’ll be joined by Bill Powers, saxophonist, for a few pieces. Works will … Continue reading

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Switched-On Bach at Fifty

A pioneer of digital music, once named Walter Carlos, released Switched-On Bach in 1968.  I don’t remember its release, but I do remember it being widely discussed half a dozen years later.  It was a blockbuster; I have read that … Continue reading

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Spooky Time

I love October.  As far back as high school, I identified it as probably my favorite month of the year.  (I say “probably” because every month is a symphony in a different key.) This is the spooky time.  Sunlight is … Continue reading

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The Taco Bowl

Or, Jonathan Goes to Trump Tower. Or, Facts Matter. * I read Vanity Fair‘s mean-spirited 2016 piece about the Trump Grill(e) and its (in)famous Taco Bowl.  To paraphase the author’s quote from Fran Lebowitz, it’s a dumb person’s idea of … Continue reading

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