03. February 2015 · Comments Off on Melody · Categories: Videos

What a sweet video, and such beautiful words (ad first … sorry about that!):

“In those 15 minutes I felt like I was no longer the color of my city.”


“When I play, I know how to say that I’m angry, that I’m sad, that I have a crush on someone. It’s as if it were a language that is more my language than the one I speak.”

03. February 2015 · Comments Off on Andrew Patner 1959-2015 · Categories: Losses

I just read that the journalist (a classical music critic, for one) Andrew Patner has died:

Veteran Chicago journalist Andrew Patner, a bright light on the local arts and culture scene for decades, died unexpectedly Tuesday at 55.

He most recently was critic-at-large at classical music WFMT FM 98.7 and a contributing critic on classical music for the Sun-Times.

“It is with a profound sense of sadness, sorrow and shock that we must announce that our dear friend and colleague, Andrew Patner, passed away this morning after a very brief battle with a bacterial infection that overwhelmed his body,” Steve Robinson, general manager of WFMT, said in a statement Tuesday.