Monthly Archives: January 2014

Archives: The first published piece of 2014: Thurston Moore/John Zorn/Joe Morris at The Stone 12.31.13

My last assignment of 2013 couldn’t have come with more drama.  The musician I was supposed to interview blew me off.  No one could find the list.  Another musician threatened to beat up my photographer.  The best quote couldn’t make … Continue reading

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Sports: Can the Kings Matter?

Bandwagons are by and large how we survive the dog days of the NBA season, those several months between the bright optimism of the early games until that time in March when every game has postseason seeding riding on it. … Continue reading

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Music: Cassandra Wilson at The Highline Ballroom 01.13.14

In 1988, vocalist/composer Cassandra Wilson released Blue Skies (JMT/Verve), a recording of jazz standards with the conventional backing of piano, acoustic bass and drums.   It became a big hit and a big burden.  Ms. Wilson was quite capable of singing … Continue reading

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