Archive for November, 2012

It’s the Holidays Out There

Saturday, November 24th, 2012 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

I just went out briefly for supplies, otherwise I've been staying in, puttering, with the Hallmark Channel on in the background. My neighborhood is pretty quiet. I didn't walk down Bleecker, which might have some shoppers. I ...

Best Lamp/Lantern for Storm Reading

Friday, November 23rd, 2012 Posted in Uncategorized | 6 Comments »

When Hurricane Sandy hit I quickly learned that reading by candlelight is impossible, and annoying by flashlight. So I ordered the Coleman 3AA High-Tech LED Mini Lantern because someone on Echo wisely advised getting a lantern that took AA ...

Great Eric Whitacre Tweet

Thursday, November 22nd, 2012 Posted in Uncategorized | 3 Comments »

“I believe now more than ever that singing is a universal, built-in mechanism designed to cultivate empathy and compassion.” -Eric Whitacre, November 20th tweet. I believe that too, Eric Whitacre. My first thought when I saw that was, ...

Composer Nico Muhly Visits the Choral Society of Grace Church

Wednesday, November 21st, 2012 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

I was telling people last night that he was 25, but he's really 31. (Where did I get the idea that he was 25??) His first full-scale opera, Two Boys, which premiered in London in this spring, will be ...

Your Favorite Christmas Music

Tuesday, November 20th, 2012 Posted in Uncategorized | 6 Comments »

I've started listening to my Christmas playlist, and I see that I really need to add to it. I've been listening to the same 70 songs for years now. Please tell me your favorite Christmas pieces, popular, classical, I ...