New record out 9/2. Get psyched with this oldie but super goodie.
What a weekend. Friday I biked with camping gear down to Pickathon for about 24 hours. Biked home for our annual block party. Took a nap in the middle of it then rallied in the front yard with Cuban cigars, aged tawny port, and Alchemist beer until 1am. Sunday morning Lizzie and I took the Frankenmoster swimming then I went back out to Pickathon for another 7 hours of music.
The band above, My Bubba, was the easy winner for me of the fest. I caught both My Bubba sets and am smitten. These women are talented and funny and talented.
Bands I saw/heard:
King Sunny Ade
Open Mike Eagle
Yo La Tengo
10 String Symphony
Hurray for the Riff Raff
Ah! So good. Christopher Cerrone’s Sonata for Violin and Piano. H/T KBOO’s monday night program A Different Nature.
We’ve been crazy busy and I’ve neglected this corner of the internet for some time now. But I’m motivated for Music Monday because Lizzie and I went to an amazing concert of Arvo Pärt music last night by The Ensemble of Oregon. It was a rare pleasure to hear his music live in a small room performed by a small (but talented) ensemble.
February 29, 1976: Ned Rorem’s “Book of Hours” for flute and harp is premiered at Alice Tully Hall, NYC. It’s performed on this recording by Fenwick Smith and Ann Hobson Pilot, both long-serving Boston Symphony Orchestra members I was fortunate enough to hear play weekly for many years.