Showing posts from 2016

My Resolution

Healing Song for 2017: "Witchi-tai-to"

Getting Zen About the Meaning of Zen

Townes Van Zandt: "Tower Song"

A Frank Auerbach Christmas?

Thank You Obamas, Plus a Reading List

Milton Babbitt: Abstract Audio/Visual


Lou Marinoff: Reflection, Distortion, and Ethics

Simon & Garfunkle: "American Tune"

Let's Hear It for Linda McCartney

The Knotted Gun

Trump Versus Whitman

Van Gogh: "The Bedroom"

Headline of the Day

More John Marin: Peak Colors in New Hampshire

Wayne Shorter's "Beauty and the Beast"

John Marin Autumn Landscape

The Power of Gratitude

Polarization and Confirmation Bias

Elaine de Kooning Rocks

Gwen Ifill and the Power of Remembrance

Getting Ridiculous Now: Mose Allison Is Gone

Carmen McRae Sings "A Song for You"

Quick Trump Dump

Leonard Can Talk to Hank Now

An Observation

Karrin Allyson Sings "Smile"

Enough Is Enough

Even the Chairs Around Here Change Color in November

Self-Talk for the Last Days of the Campaign

Speaking In Tongues Album Cover

Charters and the Question of Good Teaching

Tone Is Everything, Part 2

Sam Phillips: I Need Love

My Memoir

Joan Mitchell's Concluding Vocabulary

Today In Technological Utopianism: Driverless Cars

"A Certain Alienated Majesty"

Morandi Still Life

Tom Petty Sings Dylan's "License To Kill"

Visualizing November 9th

Serenity Now!

My Affirmation

Alejandro Escovedo: Thirteen Years

Big, Slow, and Fragile

Stuart Davis: Swing Landscape

The Ultimate Con

Liz Larner's Off-kilter Cubes


Sam Cooke Live: Somebody Have Mercy

Arnold's Army Lost Its Leader

Art and the God Gene

Stanley Kunitz: The Layers

Silence Is Your Music

John Lennon: Jealous Guy

Highly Miscellaneous

Bob Dylan Is an Excellent Sculptor

Richard Thompson's "Wall of Death"

Ekta's "Alt-Pop" Art

Race Point, Early September

Colin Kaepernick is Just Being Reasonable

Tone Is Everything: "The Night Of"

Jeffrey Perkins: "Map of Atonement"

Zadie Smith on Brexit and the Blunt Instrument of Referendum

Spinvis: "Kom Terug"

Truth & Beauty: The Puffin