The Big City

”The more susbtantial an individual’s aesthetic experience is, the sounder his taste, the sharper his moral focus, the freer—though not necessarily the happier—he is.."

About all this: I started this blog (not my first) in 2008, during one national emergency, and am back at it in earnest in the midst of a new one.

In the intervening years I was fortunate to move from writing about music and culture to keep myself from going insane to writing about music and culture as a freelance professional. Not that the work was enough to support my life on my own, but it was something.

Now, there’s no more work. That’s what happens when live music shuts down. So this post sits at the top, asking for help, because there’s nothing left to do.

You can hit the button below and place a modest monthly contribution, or even hit another button for a one time tip. No amount too small, my thanks great to all.


Be an angel and toss something in the hat, fill in the number that works for you. Donations of $15 and above get a random CD plucked from my collection, sent to you via media mail at no additional cost.


“I ate your book.”

Bernhard Lang

“George Grella understood exactly.”

Robert Ashley

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