I see a lot of live music. Here are some October highlights!
Sarah Shook & the Disarmers. 10.3.18 @ Ace of Cups:
Lorkin O’Reilly. 10.13.18 @ Ace of Cups:
Gruff Rhys. 10.13.18 @ Ace of Cups:
Betsy Ross. 10.23.18 @ A&R Music Bar:
Thelma and the Sleaze. 10.23.18 @ A&R Music Bar:
Thunderpussy. 10.23.18 @ A&R Music Bar:
The photos are pretty bad, but the music was awesome.
We saw Richard Lloyd (co-founder of iconic band Television) in concert last night!
It was epic.
The other day, through complete happenstance, I found myself listening to/reading the perfect music/book combo. I’ve never consciously attempted to so harmoniously blend the two before, but I’ll definitely do so in the future.
Book: Art on the Block: Tracking the New York Art World from SoHo to the Bowery, Bushwick and Beyond by Ann Fensterstock
I’ve been listening to a lot of music by Erik Satie, Arnold Schoenberg, and Benjamin Britten.
- Patti Smith Talks Fame, Youth, and Her New Memoir, M Train [VANITY FAIR]
- The Blue Highways legacy [VOX MAGAZINE]
- An Animated Introduction to Virginia Woolf [OPEN CULTURE]
I’m only sharing three links today, but they are all worthy of your time.
If my soul could sing, it would sound like Joe Strummer.
Joe Strummer: 21 August 1952-22 December 2002
Maria Callas is my favourite opera singer, and this short video is beautiful. Full stop.
Be warned. I’m about to ask you a common writing question, for no good reason save my curiosity.
Here it is…
Do you listen to music when you write?
If you answered no: Why don’t you listen to music when you write?
If you answered yes: What type of music do you prefer to write to? Do you like it low? Slow? Loud? Fast? Some of the above? None of the above? Why?
My favourite music is loud and dissonant. I definitely don’t dial it back when I write. This allows me to tune out everything but the task at hand. This has been a habit since my high school days, only now I write stories and reviews instead of homework assignments.
What does your typical playlist look, and sound, like?
Click on the link for my Spotify playlist:
Another fabulous gift from my mom: