A beautiful afternoon, overflowing with autumnal sunshine and culminating in a mild evening with a 97% full moon, gave way to a cloudy sky on Monday. Monday’s 99% full moon should have progressed to a smashingly stunning proper Full Moon on Tuesday night, but the weather gods decided to give us rain instead. Or, as my British […]Read more "Moon over the Arch"
This post will be difficult to write because it is rather awkward for a musically challenged person to speak halfway intelligently on music. Our subject matter is John Cage, in particular, some exhibits relating to Cage, which I discovered during my recent visit at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago. The most intriguing part […]Read more "CAGE at the MCA"
Da sah ich also heute morgen, oops, so I saw a post in FaceBook this morning that inspired me to dig deeply into a period of German culture I’ve despised since my high school days. Romanticism. And before you get your knickers in a twist, I do realize the importance of this epoch for all […]Read more "Des Knaben Wunderhorn"
One day in Chicago recently, my mom-in-law and I were walking back from a window shopping excursion to our home-exchange apartment in the Streeterville neighborhood of downtown Chicago when we passed the MCA. What is it? she asked me. The Museum of Contemporary Art, I answered. I want to see that, she said. So we went. The […]Read more "MCA with MOM"
I suddenly felt like posting a few mostly blue photos from our recent trip to Chicago. Since it’s already well past midnight, I won’t futz around much and just pull them in here without comment and in random order, let the blues sound as it may. Good night, friends, have a great week!Read more "Quick & Dirty Chicago Blues"
“When they begin the beguine, to live it again is past all endeavor” The confusing lyrics of this 1935 Cole Porter piece describe quite nicely our amazing two weeks in the City of Chicago, where it didn’t begin for us, but which we somehow regard as our Beguinage, the center of our personal universe. The […]Read more "Begin the Beguine"
Fall moved in overnight, autumn took charge without preamble, so …. …. we had to search for protective cover and covering in the Contemporary Art Museum and found this feather coat reminiscent of a full-length Skrälinger shirt. I have to tell you about those sometime. But for that amazing Nordic Saga we need more than […]Read more "It’s Blowin’ !"