Archive for August, 2013

Here is the tshirt I swam 27 miles for!

Saturday, August 31st, 2013 Posted in Uncategorized | 5 Comments »

The "early bird" tshirt was a lovely deep shade of blue, and that makes no sense! Ours should have been the blue one, and they should have gotten the orange one (it looks yellow in this shot but it's really ...

Lap Swim Relay Race and Award Ceremony

Friday, August 30th, 2013 Posted in Uncategorized | 10 Comments »

So last night was the award ceremony for the NYC Parks & Recreation citywide lap swim contest. It began with a relay race which didn't go at all as I had expected. First, I didn't want to race ...

More Defense of Miley Cyrus

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

I only had two problems with Miley's performance. The first was it felt like play-acting. Madonna was like this out of the box, hell, I imagine Madonna was like this since the day she was born. All ...

It Takes a Choir

Monday, August 26th, 2013 Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment »

I wrote about the British conductor Gareth Malone and his reality series The Choir briefly in my book, and I've been talking about him and this show in almost every radio interview I've done ever since. The reason I ...

Feedback from Morten Lauridsen

Sunday, August 25th, 2013 Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments »

I’ve been so nervous about how the living composers I wrote about were going to feel about what I said about them. (So far I've heard from two out of three of them and I'm choosing to believe that ...