When visiting the magical city of Guanajuato, the colorful and ingeniously constructed cultural mecca in the heart of Mexico, try to score a reservation at Casa Palma. Set halfway up a South-facing mountainside, with views of everything, Casa Palma is a beautifully renovated three-level house — and miniature orchard — situated on a narrow callejon (an alleyway without...
- 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…
- Craig Taborn’s “60 x Sixty”
Orginally posted on September 15, 2021
The prolific pianist-keyboardist-musician Craig Taborn has bequeathed to the world a fascinating (and addictive) conceptual recording called “60 x Sixty.” (It’s technically a Pyroclastic Records release, but free to experience and enjoy.) Comprised of sixty compositions, each one minute in duration, the suite of sounds rotates and shuffles with each play, updating periodically with new...