Are You Heart of Hearing?

It’s the middle of February, and you know what that means: Valentine’s Day, one of the year’s most controversial holidays, is upon us. Similarly celebrated and hated, fussed over or made fun of, this all-sorts saint’s day is nonetheless an inexorability of our buy-or-die culture. Everywhere, from the corner grocery store to the gas station… Continue reading Are You Heart of Hearing?

In a Patriotic Mood

Last Friday, I once again attempted to solve the annual dilemma: what’s the right American music to play on the 4th? And, again this year, much to the appreciation of my house guests, I’m sure, I kept my copy of “The Best of Sousa” on the shelf. But I did pull out a live recording of the Preservation… Continue reading In a Patriotic Mood