A gentle reminder, there is an ongoing fundraiser here at the Big City. Every little bit helps, even tiny donations.
If you can give more, I have many of what the public broadcasters call “premiums.” Since I’m below even subsistence level, your donation means a lot more to me, and if you can’t give any more to NPR since they got rid of jazz coverage, consider helping out here.
Hitting Amazon links for purchases helps, a few pennies go to me instead of their company. You can also buy my excellent book!
Even more, treat yourself or a loved one to a signed, personalized copy. A donation of $20 (add $5 for expedited mailing if you need this in time for Christmas) gets you a copy with the inscription of your choice. It’s a way to give and get.
It’s not a specific goal of mine, but I do find myself frequently ahead of the curve. Maybe you read my original article on Kraftwerk, which goes back a few years. And now the Museum of Modern Art is following up the bands series of shows with four weekends of DJs in tribute to the band: first up, of course, is Africa Bambaataa. That $10 ticket gives you three hours of classic music and a classic experience, and if turning you onto that has value, and especially if the cultural and aesthetic context I’ve offered has value, please donate. Spring fundraising continues, and every little bit that trickles in helps.
Not another year for this blog, those dates are marked in January, but another year in the life of your faithful, hardworking publisher/editor/head writer. The Spring Fundraiser continues, and there’s no better day to donate than today! Or if you’re in a gift-giving mood, you might find a belated but welcomg something here. But if you can at all, please give a little something, if not to help defray the costs of this production, and there are costs, then to show appreciation for what all this work I do means to you. Thanks.
I’ve been asked to vote in the 60th annual downbeat magazine critic’s poll, which, as a longtime reader, is gratifying. Let’s see if they’ll have me back next year!
New York City Opera is back, and I’ve been back there; my review of the first two productions,La Traviata and Prima Donna, is up at Seen and Heard International.
Welcome readers who’ve been sent along from Greg Mitchell’s fine Beethoven blog. Look for more Beethoven reviews soon, and don’t forget to bookmark!
A concert I’d like to go to:
Ives: Three Places in New England
Barber: Symphony No. 1
– Intermission –
Diamond: Symphony No. 2