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  2. I think you meant to say "I'm not dead yet"
  3. And it's not just painting. He worked in so many different mediums - there was a small show of his linocuts at the Met that was delightful. And then there are his sculptures...
  4. Yes, and just a bit prolific as well.
  5. joethefoodie

    Christo

    I loved The Gates so much.
  6. Just to be totally tedious, the way I see/hear it, the Stooges came out of the ONCE Group just the way the VU came out of the Dream Syndicate/Theater of Eternal Music. And I don't just mean historically. I mean musically/conceptually. I just don't see much of a difference.
  7. finback brainalayzer DDH ipa with all the hops - 8.5% abv. this beer tastes like... bitter tropical fruit! but like the good kind that was made with idaho 7 or something, so it’s got weird apricot and bubble tea along with the usual suspects. and it’s bitter enough that it almost tastes like beer. recommended.
  8. Curt Boettcher & Friends: Looking for the Sun C.P.E. Bach: Sonatas, Rondos and Fantasies for Connoisseurs and Music Lovers, Book II (Peter Serkin) Vivaldi: Concerti (Concerto Köln) of Montreal: Satanic Panic in the Attic Ravel: L'Enfant et les Sortileges/Shérézade/Alborada dei Gracioso (Leonard/Graham//Ozawa/Seito Kinen Orchestra) Paul Desmond: The Complete 1975 Toronto Recordings (Discs I & II) Bach: English Suites Nos. 1, 3 & 6 (Perahia) Avashai Cohen: Big Vicious
  9. Wilfrid

    Christo

    The Gates, unforgettable.
  10. Why LOL the Stooges? They came out of the 1960s Ann Arbor New Music scene overseen by Robert Ashley and featuring such classical music luminaries as Gordon Lumma. The first version of the band that eventually evolved into the Stooges was led by Blue Gene Tyranny, a leading member of that Ann Arbor classical music scene who later became a fixture of the NYC Downtown classical scene. Their approach to music wasn't much different, in the abstract, from Ashley's. (Listen to Ashley's famous The Wolfman.) It's what I take classical to be: taking an abstract view of tonalities and structures, and using them in a self-conscious, formally strict way. And of course their first album was produced by a classical musician. I am totally in earnest about this.
  11. I mean, I promised her I'd BUY it. I never promised to USE it.
  12. You know, one of my GFs made me buy one of those things. But I just can't bring myself to deal with it. It's just sitting there mocking me.
  13. Wilfrid

    Today I played...

    The VU were that, but LOL The Stooges. Julius Eastman, If You’re So Smart, Why Aren’t You Rich?. I remember being intrigued by the New Yorker profile, but I guess I omitted to follow up by listening.
  14. Another of those refrigerator-clearing pastas many of seem to be making lately. I won't tell you what was in it. Although I will say there was a pork product (please don't think too hard about this: it's embarrassing) and a ridiculously expensive allium. The pasta shape was paccheri. On the side, lightly sautéed wild arugula and ramps (same principle). Look, I'm not gonna say this pasta was as good as Missy Robbins's. But I will say this: at least when I overflavor a pasta, I do it with flavors I like, rather than those liked by some person from Chicago. The pork product led me to my wine choice. 2015 Corte Gardoni Mael It was the bit of Riesling put into this wine (along with typical Veneto white grapes) that made me think of it to go with the unnamed pork product on the pasta. While this wine (unlike hollywood) is definitely getting old, it still has that nice, surprising petrol finish to what might otherwise seem an off-label Soave. I really do like that.
  15. (Look, I still insist that the Velvet Underground and the early Stooges were classical chamber ensembles.)
  16. That's why I posted that long list a few pages ago, BTW. It's kind of classical music (from early to now) for people who mainly listen to rock and pop. Because OF COURSE you're not going to like -- may even be kind of actively offended by -- 19th Century orchestral music.
  17. An Orange Blossom seems like a pretty boring drink. I made one tonight for two reasons. First, I had some orange pieces rotting in my refrigerator that would, I judged, produce almost precisely the 3/4 oz. of juice this recipe calls for. Second, I had this grape-based gin I've never had before -- called G'Vine Floraison -- that I wanted to try. It seemed like it would be nice in a drink like this. First thing I'll note about this gin is that it's very much in the "Modern" style. I don't like "Modern" gins. To me, gin should taste like juniper. It shouldn't taste like, say, cucumber (this one doesn't -- but we all know one that does). It shouldn't be soft. It should be sharp. This very much has the soft "Modern" profile. So although it's near the top of this style in my experience, it's still not my preference. OTOH, how nice that I'll now be able to make a Corpse Reviver No. 2 for my Celiac sweetheart when she's able to come over again. The Orange Blossom recipe: pour 3/4 oz. each of Gin, sweet Vermouth, and orange juice into an ice-filled cocktail shaker. Shake. Strain into a chilled Martini glass or coupe. Garnish with an orange wheel. It's nice.
  18. I’ve been working through my collection of art books, as another way of filling time. Of course, it makes me miss galleries, because while some beautifully produced catalogs really are a credible substitute for seeing works (Auerbach, for example), many aren’t. Anyway, I have this hefty two volume Picasso which I’ve never thumbed through from beginning to end before. The effect of doing so is absolutely overwhelming. There are the famous works, sure, but there are hundreds of works one barely remembers or hasn’t seen which would be the masterpiece of any other modern artist. This was one of those, oh he really was that good experiences.
  19. Wilfrid

    Today I played...

    This is valuable to me, because I’ve never written about the kind of music we’re discussing, and I don’t have anyone in my non-virtual social circle who is interested (not that I consider you virtual). It is helpful to see that some of the “classical” music I do like is in a similar space to free jazz and the avant garde reaches of rock. Rock? I hate “progressive music” as a phrase. We seem to have a lousy vocabulary for this, so I wondered if I was simply ignorant of the right term.
  20. I’m going to walk over to lahori tomorrow. I’ll try jalsa next week.
  21. Yesterday
  22. small h

    Christo

    RIP And thanks for the endless inspiration. Wish I could've seen Running Fence in person, but at least I got to see this.
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