Sunday, May 26, 2013
Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring is perhaps the beginning of everything musical as we know it. He really turned the establishment on its ear with this one. 45 years later, the NY Philharmonic, under direction of Leonard Bernstein, turned it on its ear once again. Or so the information super speedway tells me so. Can't say that I know this history by experience. Maybe now is the time to look a little deeper. For, on the morning of the eve, of the eve, of the eve, of the centennial anniversary of the premiere in Paris, I thought it most appropriate to give it a spin, once again.
To the birth of a new cycle. To the birth of new ideas. To the beginning of everything, all over again. Happy Spring. Happy Sunday.
Sunday, May 19, 2013
I learned yesterday that Superchunk will be releasing their 10th studio album this summer! Fantastic news!!! They will be touring and everything; basically keeping the dream alive. Just one major detail, that is they will be touring without Laura. It is hard to believe but, be it as it may, I think I need to swallow my teenaged crush ideals and buy some tickets anyway. They all bring a crazed dynamic to the stage but, it was her killer bass lines and energy throughout every set I ever witnessed that transcended those performances. I am sure that whoever they have chosen to be axe swinger is about as awesome as it gets. I can't wait for the 20th of August ...
Just to put things in perspective I spun this gem from 1991. Keep on rocking in the free world brother!