Archive for the 'Classical Music' Category

I Love the 1880s

Friday, May 7th, 2010

Remember the 80s!  The skyscrapers, the cars, the movies! No, not the Trump Tower, Japanese compacts, or John Hughes…I mean, the invention of the skyscraper, automobile, and motion picture… all invented in the 1880s. Yes, cheesy, but like all nostalgic VH1 junkies, classical music has decided to cash in on the craze for decade-loving. Well, […]

Oscar Jog

Friday, February 5th, 2010

The Oscars are here, and it seems that all the awards have been handed out already. There is very little disagreement about which movies and artists are destined to win. Best picture has been expanded to 10 from 5 but only two of those films are being given attention as the possible award winner…Avatar and […]

My Girls

Wednesday, November 25th, 2009

My Girls may just be the song of the year…well, the only new one I listened to consistently anyway. Not because of any less opinion of the other music that emerged, but just out of being too busy. That and listening to lots of Mahler. For real. Heck, I seriously doubt that it will be […]

10 Things I Love About David Bowie

Friday, October 23rd, 2009

(in no particular order) 10. He made a recording of Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf with Eugene Ormandy and the Philadelphia Orchestra. 9. He’s married to Iman, who is a supermodel I know only because she was in Star Trek VI. 8. I remember watching The Prestige, thinking “Who is the great actor playing Tesla? […]

Wagner meets Radiohead

Friday, October 16th, 2009

Paul Lansky is giving up electronic music. That’s saying something since he was one of its pioneers back in the early 1970s and co-wrote Radiohead’s Idioteque. For background, Idioteque is one of this century’s most iconic, catchy, danceable, rockable, and listenable tunes. Pitchfork just named it #8 on its top 500 of the decade. The […]