Category Archives: Music

Pixies at the Beacon – first in a series

It’s turning into the summer of live music for Kim and me – starting with the Pixies at the Beacon last week.I love the Beacon Theatre as a venue – I’ve seen Van there twice and saw Eddie Vedder there … Continue reading

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Should I stay or should I go?

The apartment sale has not been going as quickly as I had hoped (listing here if you are interested in an NYC pied-à-terre) and the whole experience has been absurdly stressful.  Seems like it’s a sellers market in Brooklyn , … Continue reading

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Van Morrison – at the Beacon Theatre 11/26/13

As good a show as I have ever seen Van perform.  I am very glad I didn’t waste my money on tickets for the awful Madison Square Garden – the Beacon Theatre (where I saw him do Astral Weeks live) … Continue reading

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Die Antwoord in Brooklyn

If you don’t know who Die Antwoord are, go here to see the Ninja video and then come back. Kim bought me tickets to see them last Sunday and we trekked into darkest Williamsburg to the Music Hall for the … Continue reading

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Lemmy!

It was my birthday yesterday; Kim threw me a lovely party on the roof which was very touching and appreciated.  I’m not very good at letting myself be at the center of attention like that, but it was small group … Continue reading

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Two reasons why Melbourne / Victoria is the New Jersey of Australia

(probably most of interest to my American readers, but still… ) On my very first day in Melbourne I was walking down William street to Foster’s and I saw this strange sign (remember USAians, that Aussies, like all right-thinking people … Continue reading

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Back in the Big City

Finally back at home after two whole weeks away – one week on vacation, flowing into a work meeting in New Brunswick, followed by a couple of days in CT. One thing that I noticed on my trip was how … Continue reading

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District of Columbia

Heading to DC for a meeting tomorrow.  Should I take the train or fly – well, Accela is more expensive than flying, and I am nothing if not a mileage whore.  So I chose to fly on the US Airways … Continue reading

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Van at the Beacon

I had planned to come back and write about the concert on Wednesday night, but work and travel got in the way until Chey reminded me. What can I say?  This is a show that I’ll remember literally for the … Continue reading

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