18. June 2008 · Comments Off on Cyd Charisse (1921-2008) · Categories: Losses, Videos, Watch

What a talent. I just read that she died yesterday.

I’m no dancer. Not even close. I actually consider myself fortunate to walk upright without knocking anything down. I need my oboe to keep balanced, I guess.

18. June 2008 · Comments Off on Jessica Pearlman, Part II · Categories: Concert Announcements, Links

Having attended El Granada Elementary and Cunha Intermediate schools (and played in the jazz band in the latter,) she attended the School of the Arts in San Francisco. From there, she went to Oberlin College in Ohio for a double major in music and neuroscience.

She had intended to become a doctor, but soon realized that music was what she wanted. Eager to start a master’s degree program, she went to Yale and then Juilliard.

She still likes medicine, but “it doesn’t feel as urgent to me. Music feels like something I need to do, and I need to do it right now.”


(Here’s Part One … the announcement of this Sunday’s concert.)

So … anyone want to tell me what this guy is saying, and what this little device does?