David De Angelo — my good friend and fellow Pittsburgh blogger — got a peak behind the scenes at the preparation underway for the Public’s upcoming production of 1776 – The Musical. And, because he’s a grand fellow, he posted all about it on his blog. He shares some insights from cast members about the politics […]
This Will Be Our Year (Zombies cover) – Twelve Days of OK Go
Sister Rosetta Tharpe, “Down By the Riverside”
Merry Christmas and happy holidays, dear Reader. This song captures so much of what I feel about Christmas. It talks mostly about family, but I feel that you’re part of my family, so I dedicate it to you. Watch and listen on YouTube if you like.
Jack Scott – There’s Trouble Brewin’ ~ Christmas Rockabilly Here’s a rocking little holiday tune to warm up your December weekend, via If Charlie Parker…
My painting of a cardinal in the snow, from an Art Party that Eileen Stroup led last night.
Yes, the media are the ones engaging in these practices. But the reason that they’re doing so is because we – the public – are gawking at the public displays of pain. Our collective fascination with tragedy means that we encourage media practices that rub salt into people’s wounds, all for the most salacious story. […]
I’m standing at the bus stop, waiting to ride downtown. A #54 bus pulls up to the red light — not my bus. The driver beeps, and when I look up she points to her head and elaborately signs and mouths, “Your hair. Pretty!” I mouth back, “Thank you!” and smile and look down, pleased […]
The past few mornings, those mornings which haven’t been overcast, I’ve awakened before dawn to see the moon glowing down at me through the skylight. This must be a seasonal thing, like the one day a year when the setting sun comes into ancient tomb, or The Well of Souls (for Raiders of the Lost […]