Category Archives: Music

Music festival time

Last weekend I went to the 40th Hiawatha Music Festival, in Marquette, Michigan. I wish I remembered how many of them I’ve been to. The Ott Lake Rambler moved back to Marquette in 1997, so it’s no more than twenty … Continue reading

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There’s music, and then there’s music

A week ago, I played a show at my regular coffeehouse with a friend, a couple of singer/songwriters with guitars and caffeine. Tonight, I’m going with another friend to see the Detroit Symphony Orchestra play Mahler’s 10th symphony and a … Continue reading

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Unsolicited promotional for Bandcamp.com

Last Friday (Feb. 3), the music site Bandcamp.com (where my CDs live digitally) had a special event. For any purchase made, Bandcamp would donate their proceeds of the sale to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). During the event, they … Continue reading

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Show report

My show at The Dovetail with Emma Guzman tonight was pretty good. I had a very good first set; everything flowed together and I was plenty focused so nothing went wrong. My second set wasn’t quite as good. I’m probably … Continue reading

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DSO: Beethoven 4 and Mahler “Das Lied”

Saturday night, my friend Dave and I went to hear the Detroit Symphony Orchestra play Beethoven’s fourth symphony and Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde (Song of the Earth) downtown in Orchestra Hall. The playing was superb, as is usual … Continue reading

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To think that I did not forget the child, the song of Bernadette

So yesterday I was driving around (day off work) getting glasses, getting bread for dinner tonight, etc., and I was listening to CBC Radio 2 where their midday host had a two-hour tribute to Leonard Cohen. The first hour and … Continue reading

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Arvo Pärt: Berliner Messe

My commute to work this morning was graced by radio station WRCJ playing a recording of this work. I’m not religious, and I don’t know Latin, but the sounds of the Berliner Messe are enriching and uplifting. I find most … Continue reading

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