Welcoming the Doldrums

Now that the holidays are over, we coast into the doldrums of January, February, and March, that long stretch with no holidays or long weekends (well, some of you get Presidents Day, and Martin Luther King, Jr. Day) that feel like they go on for six months, rather than three. Spring break looms for those … Continue reading Welcoming the Doldrums

Happy Holidays!

So, the world didn't end. Darn it. I was hoping to call dibs on my neighbor's 1967 Mustang when all the True Believers ™ were swept up in the Rapture, or whatever was supposed to happen. Oh well. In the meantime since we all have to continue to muddle along, I thought I'd say thanks … Continue reading Happy Holidays!

Four Days of the Best Christmas Music

Once again, AllClassical.org (KQAC) here in Portland is giving us four full days of the most glorious Christmas music, starting tomorrow, December 22. Last year I kept the radios on in the living room and my bedroom 24/7, I couldn't turn it off! I've had it with the standard pop ditties that are what pass … Continue reading Four Days of the Best Christmas Music

Halleluja for Flash Mobs!

How cool is this? I love "Messiah", Handel is the master. Seriously, it brought tears to my eyes. I was sitting in my cube, surreptitiously dabbing my eyes, hoping no one would see. The acoustics in this place are astoundingly good. I don't know anything more about where this was, or who the singers were … Continue reading Halleluja for Flash Mobs!

Holiday Indulgence

I periodically like to plug my local classical music radio station, KQAC, also known as AllClassical.org. They're now into the second day of a four-day festival of holiday music. Non-stop, 'round-the-clock for four days they're playing the most splendid selection of Christmas and holiday music from around the world. And, if you're sufficiently moved by … Continue reading Holiday Indulgence