While outwardly appearing as serene and placid as a Minnesota lake at dawn, before the first fisherman has revved his outboard motor, inwardly the armies rage, warring viciously, like Macedonians conquering Persia — like imperialist sophisticates showing dark-skinned peoples what’s best. The body functions, yes, by all appearances it does, beautifully, and with an efficiency...
- Hope Rekindled
This past week has given us more hope for our diseased republic than any other time in 50+ years of paying attention. Observing and participating in a long-overdue peaceful uprising, occupying the streets, feeling the righteous energy of people of all ages, colors, faiths, and wealth (or lack thereof), has…
- Glenn Dickson’s “Wider Than the Sky”
Orginally posted on June 14, 2022
Clarinetist Glenn Dickson, master of klezmer, has made a solo recording, “Wider Than the Sky,” that’s been on perpetual repeat at our home office. Using over-dubs and electronic digital effects, Dickson fills the aural soundscape with a rich melange of chordal textures supporting the melody. His celebrated virtuosity is subsumed here to long, elegiac musical...