Carp Fishing on Valium – Graham Parker

In 1976, twenty-six-year-old Graham Parker and his band, the Rumour, emerged from the British pub-rock scene and released two extraordinary record albums, Howlin’ Wind and Heat Treatment. Fueled by working-class rancor and rhythm ’n’ blues, Parker’s style reflected the white R&B of Van Morrison as well as something of  ...

Calder at Home

... Pedro E. Guerrero's Calder at Home, a collection of intimate anecdotes and photographs of the sculptor Alexander "Sandy" Calder (1898-1976) and his work, is a fresh look at an artist who imbued his creations with humor and intelligence. Guerrero, an 80 year old photographer, chronicles his friendship with  ...

Cabaret Divas

Discovering Great Singers of Classic Pop: A New Listener's Guide to the Sounds and Lives of the Top Performers and Their Recordings, Movies, and Videos (1992), Roy Hemming, David Hajdu (Editor) It is gratifying to see how the cabaret scene has expanded  ...

Betty Buckley’s Broadway

derma e Vitamin A Retinyl Palmitate Wrinkle Treatment Creme . BBetty Buckley is a consummate performer, a marvel whether experienced in a role on stage, in concert, or in recording. Betty Buckley’s Broadway, her newest release from Sterling Records, is a compilation of songs performed from 1969 to  ...

Brief Interviews with Hideous Men

100% Cotton dyed Noren. Handmade in Japan. a limited production noren for the serious noren enthusiast What are we to make of the curious literary career of David Foster Wallace? The success of his 1,079-page doorstop of a novel, Infinite Jest, has been variously ascribed to the marketing  ...

Brecht and Company – John Fuegi

John Fuegi's 1994 biography of Bertolt Brecht (1898-1956) is an exhaustive monument to academic scholarship gone awry. At over 700 pages (including nearly 100 pages of endnotes), Brecht and Company is the longest full-scale Brecht biography in print. It is also the most controversial. Assailed by scholars and critics  ...

Big Fun – Miles Davis

Big Fun is one of the forgotten items in Miles Davis's discography. Recorded with four different bands (one for each of its album-side-long cuts), it falls somewhere between the expansive soundscapes of Bitches Brew and the chugging, anarchic funk-noise of On The Corner. As Miles's early-70s works are re-evaluated,  ...

Brian Lane Green

.. Brian Lane Green made his Broadway debut as Huck Finn in Big River, was Tony nominated for his performance in Starmites and, in 1998, starred as Jo Jo in Cy Coleman and Ira Gasman's The Life. He is also a member of vocal group The Tonics and appeared  ...

Billy Barnes’ Divas

Billy Barnes first enjoyed fame with a series of musical revues. He went on to write special material for Danny Kaye, Judy Garland, Sonny and Cher and the Academy Award telecasts. This album gathers together a collection of songs he has written to order over the years, most recorded  ...

Fidelio  –  Ludwig van Beethoven

Online references on Beethoven If Fidelio is not the finest argument that opera transcends the sum of its parts, what is? The story has a ridiculous premise: a woman, whose husband has been unjustly kidnapped by a prison commandant, disguises herself as a  ...