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Opera & Landscape (David Hockney)

A musical painter or a painter of music, David Hockney painted landscapes and operatic sets –and they are glorious. The first painting that I have posted above is a view on a drive on the hilly Pacific Highway with Los … Continue reading

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David Bowie (RIP)

Going out on a limb, I’ll say nonetheless that when I was young that I found the super elegant and distant sheen that shaped the persona and music of David Bowie too cool, even icy, aristocratic and alien, impossible to … Continue reading

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Take My Heart, My Soul, My Money

“Don’t pull your love out on me, honey. Take my heart, my soul, my money. But don’t leave me drownin’ in my tears.”  –Deuteronomy 6:5

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Fire Island Synagogue (American Judaism Summer Lab)

Maybe a synagogue should be more like a summer camp –open, relaxed, free, intentional, and come-as-you-are-off-the-beach. You can read here about Shaul Magid, Basya Schechter, and the history of the Fire Island Synagogue. Let’s call it aesthetic Judaism for the … Continue reading

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My Yiddishe Momme Cha-Cha (Frankie Ortega Trio) (1958)

My friend Duke told me about this. I thought he was pulling my leg, but here it is, My Yiddishe Momme Cha-Cha. I’m finding nothing online about it. Anyone who knows music better than I do, please let me know … Continue reading

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(Human-Non-Human) Night of Philosophy (April 24)

What’s going on in philosophy? Check out the program, which you can find here, for this all-night philosophical symposium cum art-music-performance spectacle, geared to an educated popular audience. Very serious, it looks like a lot of fun. But I guess … Continue reading

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Copland & Stravinsky?!

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