Carbon Leaf, Live in Lynchburg

Last Friday, I was in Lynchburg, Virginia. What brought me from the snowy wastes of Pennsylvania — we’d had a snowstorm on Wednesday that dumped fifteen-ish inches and closed the office — and took me to south-central Virginia? I went to see Carbon Leaf on their 25th-anniversary tour. I’d seen them six days earlier at … Continue reading Carbon Leaf, Live in Lynchburg

I Have Always Thought in the Back of My Mind…

Sunday marked George Harrison’s 75th birthday, and in honor of his birthday I watched The Concert for George and, later in the day, Eric Idle’s The Rutles: All You Need Is Cash, a satirical film based on the Beatles’ career that features Harrison in a small role as a journalist. I also shared the wonderfully … Continue reading I Have Always Thought in the Back of My Mind…

Classical Music and the Personal Need for Culture

Sunday afternoon I listened to the Philadelphia Orchestra on Temple University’s WRTI. (They have a repeater here in York, and overnight it’s a jazz radio station instead of classical.) I sat in my living room, my Christmas tree plugged in, a cup of tea in hand, and listened to a number of Tchaikovsky pieces, concluding … Continue reading Classical Music and the Personal Need for Culture