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Month of May

As May 2011 has drawn to a close, I wish to briefly reflect upon what has been quite a culturally copious month for me.  While I’ve already posted about a couple of events I attended, I’d like to share a few more. 7 May – Jason Robert Brown’s ‘The Last Five Years’ at the Barron … Continue reading

Happy 70th, Bob

This Tuesday marks the seventieth birthday of one of the most important cultural icons in modern history.  Aside from being my favourite artist of all time (read this longer post I wrote about Dylan last year), Bob Dylan has built himself quite a legacy, and unlike some other folks who got their start in the … Continue reading

Sufjan at The Sage

As reported previously, on Monday I ventured with Arleta to Dundee in order to meet up with Cully in order to venture to Glasgow, in order to meet up with a busload of lovely folk in order to venture to Gateshead to catch Mr Sufjan Stevens in action.  (Upon initial inspection, this may seem like … Continue reading

Explosions in Edinburgh

Last night I had the last-minute opportunity to see Explosions in the Sky perform at the Picture House in Edinburgh with Laura L. and Armina D. When I last saw Explosions (at the Great American Music Hall in San Francisco back in 2008) an obscure musician named Rob Lowe (not that Rob Lowe) opened for … Continue reading

The King of Limbs Newspaper Album package

Since the fulfillment of their contract with EMI in 2003 (following the release of Hail to the Thief), Radiohead has embarked on an audacious quest to release their music in new ways.  In 2007 they initially released their record In Rainbows as a digital download that consumers could purchase for whatever price they deemed suitable … Continue reading

Some Maundy Thursday reflections on discipleship

Gospel reading from the Revised Common Lectionary for Maundy Thursday, 2011, John 13:1-17, 31b-35 1Now before the festival of the Passover, Jesus knew that his hour had come to depart from this world and go to the Father.  Having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end.  2The devil … Continue reading

Upcoming gigs

As a high school and undergraduate student I estimate that I would attend at least two concerts a month.  I once thought that I would keep up that pace for most of my adult life.  On top of that, I would typically show up early to catch the musicians before their sets and start conversations … Continue reading

LITC: A review of Josh T. Pearson live in Glasgow

Over at Lost in the Cloud, Greg and I have posted a short review of a Josh T. Pearson (or is that Ben White?) gig we attended in Glasgow last month.  It was definitely a memorable experience – one of the best live performances we’d ever seen.  Over on the post at LITC, Greg also … Continue reading