Monthly Archives: October, 2014

Why should anyone pay anything for music ever?

Oh Lord, not this again. Speaking as someone whose sole income has been derived from performing/arranging/recording/teaching music for the past thirty years, I’m hardly impartial on the issue.  It seems like a no-brainer, right?  Commerce is based on the exchange of money for goods and services. But the onslaught of technology has now brought every …

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My Fitzcarraldo Season

Actually, it’s the Count Basie season.  But the parallels are there. In case you missed the 1980’s (and who could blame you, really?), Fitzcarraldo is an epic motion picture by the great director Werner Herzog, who insisted on living firsthand the madness he put on film.  In this case, he insisted on moving a 320-ton steamship …

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