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Archive for November 29th, 2008

Jon Lajoie live show

Saturday, November 29th, 2008

ScaryClown and I saw Jon Lajoie at The Plaza last night. The opening act was forgettable, but by the time Jon appeared the place was pretty much full. He did a lot more talking than singing, and didn’t end up doing more than four or five tunes. However, he did both “High As F***” and […]

Brian Eno believes that singing is the key to a good life

Saturday, November 29th, 2008

From an interesting NPR article, here’s Brian Eno on singing as a path to happiness: Singing aloud leaves you with a sense of levity and contentedness. And then there are what I would call “civilizational benefits.” When you sing with a group of people, you learn how to subsume yourself into a group consciousness because […]

I am here and safe in Paris….

Saturday, November 29th, 2008

….and exsanguinating money like a drunken film star.  This keyboard is French; it is hard to convey how hard it is to type anything and make sense.  No USB cable so no pics.  Paris is a pretty overwhelming city but certain things about it just make loads of sense.  The legendary rudeness of Parisians is […]

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