Jay Harvey Upstage
Monday, May 25, 2020
Summertime Blues, a 2020 version
Memorial Day weekend is the traditional start of summer, but oh! what mixed messages this year as the USA approaches a... Posted by Jay Ha...
Tuesday, May 19, 2020
'Reopening-Fever,' a poem a mock-resolve and partial defiance of restrictions
Saturday, May 16, 2020
'Blended Lineage': David Bixler's mixed results in suite on theme of tribes
Current political and social commentary tends to tsk-tsk at "tribalism," suggesting a regression from civilized norms. Pushing ba...
Friday, May 15, 2020
Putting a long-form feeling into compact new works: Sebastien Ammann's 'Resilience'
Sebastien Ammann shows off his keyboard chops chiefly in the title tune of his new CD. But it's his composer-bandleader acuity that m...
Monday, May 11, 2020
Bob Dylan said a mouthful in 'Subterraean Homesick Blues"; here's a mouthful of Covid-19 stuff: 'Subterranean Homeland Blues'
Surterranean Homeland Blues Tony’s in the basement Mixing up the medicine Donald’s tweets won’t relent Bragg...
Sunday, May 10, 2020
Get Back to Where You Once Belonged (the Trump and "reopen" gang version)
Saturday, May 9, 2020
Making a political point through abstract music: What to make of 'Hypocrisy Democracy'?
Dave Glasser' s privileging of political unease, a feeling shared by many nowadays, struggles for musical expression in "Hypocrisy ...
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