March 25, 2017 I apologize for the delay since I should have wrote this
last weekend. I’m trying to write a blog
entry once a week. Once a week. That is all.
Yet, even the single entry can get tangled in other demands. Writing is a discipline. Either I have it or I get distracted or lost
in other habits. Anyway, here is my review
of the Tibet House concert on March 16th…as always thank you for
reading it. I was in Pennsylvania on business and yet I had tickets to
see the show at Carnegie Hall. When I
bought the single seat – a few weeks back – I bought the most expensive - in
the orchestra. I knew I had to write down the event my book since I would
forget. I had made plans with a client
to visit the company and yet, even with the date marked down, I still
forgot. But, I was not going to miss
this event. The lineup was incredible,
Iggy Pop, New Order, Alabama Shakes, Patty Smith, Laurie Anderson, and others
and of course the esteemed composer Philip Glass. It was a benefit co…
I heard the
criticism about the Henry Rollins for years, a self-absorbed, macho, and of
course a lunatic. I have a friend who
were threatened by the Henry years ago. I have read his articles and books, and would
say I am a fan of the Henry; the myth which he created when he adopted a
different last name, "Rollins" when joining Black Flag. I always respected the Henry who would tell
us at his shows that he was accessible, since he had the punk attitude; there is no difference to the person on the stage and the audience, we were
united. “I am here because of you,” the
Henry tells his audiences. You could send the Henry an email and he would
respond which is respectable and follows the punk ethos. When seeking advice, for instance, on books
or on bands such as - should I see Suicide who are playing in the city? The
Henry thought it was a good idea and I went.
And I walked out before the concert was over. Their last concert. The Henry removed his email addr…
2/26/17 21:53 Yesterday, we left the house just before 11:00 in the morning. I filled up on gas and we bought bagels
before our drive into the city. We had
the day planned for a few weeks. We did
the same thing two years ago. Catching two
plays and spending the night in the city.
The first play was Glass Menagerie, starring Sally Fields. The second was Evening at the Talk House
starring Matthew Broderick. You know one of those days when everything fell into place. There was a coupon for half off 24 hour
parking which I printed. The traffic to
the city was very light and we made great time.
The parking garage on East 38th took my car. We walked up to the hotel. The Courtyard on east 40th and to
our surprise there a room was available.
We had a room with a view instead of an alley, we could see
buildings. The low hurling clouds which
carried looming rain; scraped over steel roofs.
We made excellent time.
Made it to the Belasco Theatre and waited in line for ten minutes. …